Charles Schwab Senior Staff- SDET in Austin, Texas


Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

Brian Whitten


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 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:

Quality Engineer Senior Staff thrive in a leading-edge work culture while developing products that help Schwab customers learn, explore and make life-impacting moves on their paths to achieving their goals. This position requires a self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills who can contribute in a highly collaborative culture and Agile team environment. The ability to deliver innovative, low cost, reliable solutions is key to success in this role. Our Quality Engineer Senior Staff are responsible for test estimates, test strategies, test plans and scripts, functional and regression testing for numerous applications.

What you’ll do:

•Perform user story and overall system verification in an Agile development environment.

•Perform exploratory testing.

•Provide the tester perspective when writing Behavior Driven Development (BDD) story specifications.

•Assists team members with writing automated tests.

•Implement test practices, standards and processes, troubleshoot test issues, record test results, track and prioritize defects, participate in product readiness and release decisions.

•Make sure the automation is constantly running and being analyzed, reporting on failure promptly.

•Be effective in participating at program, project and product related levels.

•Participate in technical governance and help negotiate overall product quality standards with development and business teams.

•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:

•8+ years’ experience in Software Quality Assurance, focused on automation.

•5+ years’ hands on experience in development, execution and maintenance of automated tests; preferably those developed using test-first techniques.

•5+ years’ experience testing RESTful services using test-first techniques such as Behavioral Driven Development (BDD) and/or Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD).

•2+ years’ experience developing in an Agile environment; preferably Scrum.

•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field OR related practical experience.

•Thorough understanding of testing practices (black box testing, risk based testing, system testing, regression testing, exploratory testing, performance testing, etc.).

•Hands on coding experience in Ruby, Java, .NET, C# or any other object oriented language.

•Strong experience with modern tools for logging bugs and managing test cases (ex. JIRA/MTM, Zephyr/HPQ).

•Gherkin languages like Cucumber, Jbehave, and Specflow.

•Understanding of continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD).

•Be able to provide the tester perspective when writing BDD story specifications.

•Expertise in writing business focused BDD specifications.

•Understands and applies good software engineering practices necessary to keep the cost of change of tests low

•Comfortable using OSS tools for testing such as Cucumber, WireMock, Gatling.

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

•Proven experience driving innovative testing solutions within a complex, enterprise platform.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•Must be a critical thinker and solutions-oriented.

•Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

•Must be able to quickly grasp complex concepts and learn new technologies.

•Ability to work independently and to effectively interact and collaborate with all types of stakeholders, both technical and business, peers and leaders.

•Detailed oriented self-starter.

•Personality that engages peers and promotes collaborative teamwork.

•Self-starter who can grasp difficult concepts and large architectures quickly.

•Able to learn and apply new knowledge quickly.

•Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment.

•Experience working with distributed teams.


•Certified Scrum Developer

•Experience with 1 or more scaled Agile frameworks (SAFe, LeSS, DAD, Nexus)

•Experience with eXtreme Programming (XP) practices

•Lean Agile development concepts

•Experience using JIRA, Zephyr, Cucumber, GIT and Bamboo

•Experience working in a highly regulated environment

•Experience working in a financial services organization

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • 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" .

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. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: IT-Software Quality Assurance (QA)-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Expiration Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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