Charles Schwab Staff Software QA Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

Optionsxpress Quality Assurance team provides testing in support of web, desktop and mobile-based applications. OX QA is responsible for test estimates, test strategies, test plans and scripts, functional and regression testing for numerous applications. OX QA team is looking for a mid-level QA position to fulfill testing needs of in house and integration projects.

What you’ll do:

The QA Engineer role requires the individual to be effective in participating at program, project and product related levels. The QA Engineer would participate in technical governance and would help negotiate overall product quality standards with development and business teams. The QA Engineer will be defining and executing both the project and release level Test Strategies, Test Plans and Test Cases/Scripts which span across multiple, internal QA Product Teams. The QA Engineer would also need to coordinate test execution with external vendors, as applicable. The QA Engineer is accountable for project/product based testing efforts across multiple applications (including End to End Test efforts). The QA Engineer will act as the escalation point for all testing related issues, provide the QA perspective, status reporting and escalate issues to responsible stakeholders, as well as insure standard, and consistent, QA processes are followed.

The QA Engineer will work with Product Teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters to compose and manage integrated project plans, testing schedules, metrics and provide project and release status updates. The role also requires coordinating with team members for testing activities, participating in Requirements Ambiguity, & Use Case / User Story Reviews, and conduct QA analysis & test support activities. The individual will work cross-organizationally both within Schwab and with external vendors, both on and offshore to define environment requirements, identify QA-related tools, develop and execute QA process and testing best practices.

What you have:

  • 5+ years in Quality Assurance

  • 3+ years’ experience in delivery of highly complex projects

  • Proven experience with web, desktop and backend applications

  • Proven experience with black box and white box testing techniques and tools required

  • Proven ability of working on multiple projects and releases, balancing time and effort for successful delivery

  • Experience working with resources in different geographical locations and offshore vendors

  • Good SQL skills

  • Financial/Trading services industry experience

What you’ll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.

Position Located In: IL - Chicago