Sr Specialist - Software Development & Engineering - QA

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

Your Opportunity

The PC Core Technology (PCCT) Team represents a centralized domain responsible for managing holdings, investment performance, and automated re-balancing across the universe of investment portfolios within Schwab. The PCCT Development team is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer III who will excel in a dynamic fast-paced environment. The right candidate will have experience with QA standard methodologies and demonstrable experience performing all QA-related functions; including, but not limited to: vetting requirements; creating test plans, test data and test cases; performing test cases; creating automation scripts; and reviewing regression results in order to quickly determine if our products are ready for market. QA team members work very closely with developers on an integrated team dedicated to delivering high-quality solutions. The right candidate will enjoy being part of a highly interactive, Agile team. PCCT offers a wide range of technology opportunities for the most promising people to grow and demonstrate their skills as they develop high-performance financial applications.

What you are good at

The Quality Assurance Engineer III will work closely with the development team and business analysts create and complete manual and automated software testing activities while delivering on multiple projects implementing new features and enhancements, and bug fixes on a large and complex portfolio management system. The right candidate will have expertise with QA standard methodologies and have demonstrable experience performing all QA-related functions such as vetting requirements, creating Test Plans and test cases, carrying out test cases, creating automation scripts, and reviewing regression results in order to quickly determine if our products are ready for market. QA team members work very closely with developers on an integrated team dedicated to delivering high quality solutions, and the right candidate will enjoy being part of a highly interactive, agile team.

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in all aspects of testing: unit, integration, functional, regression, load/performance, automation and system testing.
  • Work with the team to define scope and objectives of all levels of QA testing. This includes establishing the purpose and deliverables of the test effort, developing and implementing test plans/cases, developing and helping maintain automated testing scripts for complex environments.
  • Contribute to the definition, development and implementation of quality assurance practices and procedures and other QA assessments.
  • Establish fact based measurements of test efficiency, effectiveness and product readiness; examples include: defect densities, defect counts, code coverage and automation counts
  • Manage and fix defects to resolution while proactively identifying risks to management Work closely with development to identify testability of the architectural design and application code while infusing Quality into the teams deliverables
  • Responsible for estimating, coordinating and directing testing for multiple products/projects
  • Strong collaboration skills. Works collaboratively with development during all stages of projects to provide in process testing results. Works directly with appropriate business partners and development to understand project concepts, objectives and approach of software development projects.
  • Strong communications, teamwork, and problem-solving skills are necessary. Ability to interact and communicate well with business partners and technology teams is required.
  • Develop automated testing scripts for complex environments
  • Manage defects and proactively identify risks to management
  • Able to work independently and in team environments.
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills to provide detailed root cause analysis.


What you have

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Mathematics, or a closely related field.
  • 4+ years' experience in Quality Assurance for highly complex projects related to cloud, distributed systems, REST Services, Web Services / Microservices, and/or data processes.
  • 4+ years of experience with a subset of the following:
  • Writing test automation with C#/.NET, Java, or Javascript.
  • Web service automation using tools like RestAssured, RestSharp, SoapUI, or Parasoft SOAtest.
  • Experience with databases such as Oracle, SQL, MongoDB.
  • Proven experience with black box and white box testing techniques and tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communications, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interact and communicate successfully with business partners and technology teams.
  • Experience with Agile Development Practices, Scrum and supporting apps.
  • Self-starter who can grasp difficult concepts and large architectures quickly and stay on top of new and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions when tools don't work.
  • Experience working with resources in different geographical locations and offshore vendors.
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and processes such as SCRUM and Agile.


What you'll get:

  • 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


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

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Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home-today and in the future. Explore further .

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. Please click here to see the policy.

Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at or call.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.
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