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Charles Schwab Senior Software Development Engineer in Test in Austin, Texas

Your Opportunity

The Retail Web Technology organization provides a high quality, common platform for all Schwab clients including advisors, individuals, and active investors. The Retail Web Technology Quality Assurance (RWT QA) team provides testing in support of our web, desktop, and mobile-based applications. RWT QA is responsible for test strategy and planning, authoring test plans and scripts, and automating functional and regression testing. In RWT QA, we strive to embody Schwab’s Through Clients' Eyes strategy through our people and creative solutions.

What you are good at

Are you a highly skilled Automation QA Tester with test project management and QA Lead experience? Do you live the ATDD dream, and share our expertise writing excellent automation in Selenium WebDriver with Ruby? We'd love to tell you more. Your responsibilities would include:

  • Implement standard methodologies, resolve test issues, track and prioritize defects, record test results, participate in product readiness and release decisions

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

  • Ensure automation is constantly running, analyzing, and promptly reporting on failures

  • Research, investigate, implement, and mentor junior team members in the areas of Agile testing practices, Test Driven Development, Test Automation and reporting Test Metrics

  • Plan and execute across multiple product teams and external partners

  • Foster our end-to-end testing approach across multiple applications

  • Oversee our processes for status reporting and issue remediation

  • Liaise with product teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters to integrate project plans, testing schedules, and metrics reporting

  • Assist in driving Use Case and User Story reviews, and help resolve requirements ambiguities

  • Partner with geographically-distributed teams to plan our future QA tooling and technology decisions

What you have


  • 8+ years of experience in Software Quality Assurance

  • 6+ years developing, executing, and maintaining automated test scripts

  • Hands-on coding experience with Ruby, Java, C# or other object-oriented programming languages

  • Experience with Selenium WebDriver

  • Experience with Agile development practices

  • Deep understanding of exploratory testing practices

  • Working knowledge of industry-standard tools for logging bugs and managing test cases (e.g., JIRA/MTM, Zephyr/HPQ)

  • Proven ability to successfully balance and deliver multiple geographically-distributed QA projects with concurrent releases

  • Hands-on experience with Web services virtualization

  • Comfortable representing QA in product code reviews

  • Ability to scope, size, and oversee risk-assessments across complex projects and schedules


  • Experience with Gherkin language, like Cucumber, JBehave, or SpecFlow

  • Understanding of CI/CD practices and Lean DevOps methodologies

  • Expertise with Jenkins, Bamboo, and Git

  • Financial/Trading services industry experience is a plus

If this sounds like your dream job, we look forward to sharing more information with you.

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Why Schwab?

At Schwab, “Own Your Tomorrow” embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees unleash their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in disrupting a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth. We’re a modern financial services firm that stands apart from the industry, where you can go as far as your ambition takes you.

Hear from employees:

: a package designed to empower your health, wealth, career and life.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

As an equal employment 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.

Schwab is also an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

We believe diversity and inclusion are part of our success as a company and our purpose of serving every client with passion and integrity.

Job Locations US-TX-Austin

Requisition ID 2020-65355

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (10/2/2020 6:00 PM)

Category Technology

Position Type Full time