Software Development Engineer in Test

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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


Chicago - IL, IL150SW, 150 S Wacker Dr, 60606-4111


Jeanie Lynn Bannon




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 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:

Charles Schwab Investment Management Technology provides application strategy, development and support for the Investment Management teams located in San Francisco CA, Denver CO and Chicago IL. Applications support the investment life cycle to include front office functions such as Equity and Fixed Income Trading, Portfolio Management, Investment Risk and Trade Compliance. This technology group has a collaborative group of experts in automation design across technology. Team members partner with various project teams to best determine what to automate, develop a cost-benefit analysis and return on investment and architect a solution

What you?ll do:

  • Support Quality Assurance and testing teams vide script automation for web services, APIs, middleware, UI, etc.
  • Plan, design, mange, report and prioritize software test automation solutions with Dev and QA engineers across various applications
  • Debug, troubleshoot and solve problems, as well as disseminate complex ideas in a simplified fashion
  • Promote excellent development practices for coded test frameworks, to include participating in code reviews and source control management
  • Demonstrate programming ability in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) through creation and maintenance of application agnostic coded test automation frameworks
  • Maintain tools used in during test development including source control, test management and release systems
  • Support staff on test engineering for QA, network with other automation teams within Schwab and derive automation best practices for continuous improvement
  • Experience working with team members in different geographical locations

What you have:

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or a related field
  • 3-4 years of hands on experience with multiple automation tools/frameworks when testing web services, APIs, Rabbit MQ?s, middleware, database, etc. to increase reuse and reduce effort
  • Experience testing SOAP, RESTful web services for functional, performance, security with test automation
  • Strong technical competency in an OOP language such as C#.NET or Java
  • Exposure to CI/CD tools preferably Jenkins/Bamboo/GIT/Maven etc. with tools like Parasoft, Selenium, LeanFT, TOSCA or Atlassian suite (Jira, Zephyr, Confluence), Splunk or similar industry leading tool sets
  • Good understanding of QA practices (black box testing, white box testing, risk based testing, system testing, regression testing, exploratory testing practices)
  • Strong technical competency in an OOP language such as C#.NET or Java
  • Working knowledge of Agile, Iterative development process and methodologies is essential

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in the Financial Services industry
  • Exposure to Service Virtualization platforms (Parasoft, CA, etc.)
  • Big data testing, including Informatica, Hadoop, MS SSIS, SQL Query or similar tools
  • Acceptance test-driven development (ATDD) or Behavior Driven Development (BDD) using Gherkin languages like Cucumber, Cucumber-jvm, Cucumber-js, SpecFlow, Serenity
  • Exposure to a regulatory environment (like Banking & Finance or Health care etc.)
  • Passion for building solutions through automation, driven by innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

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.




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-Distributed and Web Development-2-5 yrs, IT-Software Quality Assurance (QA)-2-5 yrs
Position Located In:IL - Chicago
Job Type:Full Time


Category:Information Technology


Activation Date: Monday, October 15, 2018


Expiration Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019


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Company Information

At Schwab, we inspire the driven; individuals who want to take ownership of their career and their future. You are appreciated for your work, respected for your unique strengths and rewarded for the possibilities you create for our clients. Working in Schwab Technology is not just a job; it's an opportunity to do the best work of your life. This team drives Schwab's mission to harness the power of data to deliver the next gen client experience. They relentlessly pursue simplification and modernization, laying the foundation for the digital enterprise. They act boldly together to provide security for our clients and enterprise, safeguarding client trust all while delivering on their core commitments to availability, capacity and project execution with excellence and efficiency. If you are looking to be challenged with projects that stretch and grow your abilities, and push you towards further developing your expertise, apply to one of our openings today.
Dice Id : 10228622
Position Id : 20181008-6433

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