Charles Schwab Staff, Software QA Engineer in Austin, Texas
Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758
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The Retail Web Technology team offers a high quality, common Retail Web Trading platform for all Schwab clients including advisers, individuals and active investors. The Retail Web Technology QA (RWT QA) Team provides testing in support of web, desktop and mobile-based applications. RWT QA team is responsible for test estimates, test strategies, test plans and scripts, functional and regression testing for numerous applications.
What you’ll do:
We are looking for a highly experienced Automation QA Tester. This role requires the individual to write automation code in Selenium WebDriver with Ruby for the corresponding ATDD. Responsibilities include the following:
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.
Define and execute both the project and release level Test Strategies, Test Plans and Test Cases/Scripts which span across multiple, internal QA Product Teams.
Coordinate test execution with external vendors, as applicable, according to Retail Web Trading standards.
Work with the QA Lead to research, investigate, implement and train other QA Testing Resources in the areas of Agile Testing Practices, Test Driven Development, Testing Automation and managing Testing Metrics for publication to Upper Management.
Accountable for project/product based testing efforts across multiple applications (including End to End Test efforts).
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.
Work with assigned Product Teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters to compose and manage integrated project plans, testing schedules, metrics and provide project and release status updates to all levels of management.
Coordinate with team members for testing activities, participating in Requirements Ambiguity, & Use Case / User Story Reviews, and conduct QA analysis & test support activities.
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 to 7 years in Software Quality Assurance
5+ years’ hands on experience in development, execution and maintenance of automated test scripts
Understanding of the QA practices (black box testing, risk based testing, system testing, regression testing, exploratory testing practices …)
Hands on coding experience in Ruby, Java, C# or any other Object oriented programming language
Experience with Selenium WebDriver
Experience with Agile Development Practices
Knowledge of new standard industry tools for logging bugs and managing test cases (ex. JIRA/MTM, Zephyr/HPQ)
Some understanding of Web services virtualization
Ability to perform Code Reviews
Experience with scoping, sizing and overseeing multiple concurrent projects, reviewing team deliverables and being the single point of contact for stakeholders
Proven ability of working in multiple projects and releases, balancing time and effort for successful delivery
Proven experience driving innovative testing solutions within a complex, Enterprise Platform
Experience working with resources in different geographical locations and offshore vendors
Acceptance test-driven development (ATDD) using the Gherkin language like Cucumber, Jbehave, specflow
Understanding of CI/CD practices, lean methodologies
Experience with Jenkins / Bamboo /GIT
Financial/Trading services industry experience
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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .
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Work Schedule: Days
Languages: English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications: None
Relevant Work Experience: IT-Other Specialty Engineering-2-5 yrs
Position Located In: TX - Austin
Job Type: Full Time
Activation Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Expiration Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018