Charles Schwab Sr Mgr - Software QA Engineer in Lone Tree, Colorado

Description:

Lone Tree - CO, DENR2, 9800 Schwab Way, 80124

David Slade

20170501-2111

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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab 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 is responsible for managing the Schwab mutual funds and Schwab ETFs. CSIM manages over $300 billion dollars in money market, equity, and fixed income products. The objective of the CSIM Technology QA Team is to drive high quality technical solutions through efficient and scalable test strategies for our systems and processes. The team also participates in the day-to-day support of CSIM applications. The CSIM Technology QA team plays an important role in ensuring that the CSIM user community has the tools it needs to manage over $300 billion in assets.

CSIM Technology is looking for a highly experienced manager who can help in establishing a QA team dedicated to CSIM. This Sr. Manager position reports directly to the Managing Director and will provide leadership for Software QA Engineers covering all business areas in CSIM including Sales, Marketing, Portfolio Management, Trading, Trading Operations, Finance, Performance, Policies & Controls team, and Technology areas including Data Strategy and Application Architecture.Intelligent Portfolios Technology (IPT) is part of the Schwab Technology Services organization and is responsible for delivering Robo-Advisor solutions used by Schwab Clients and Advisors.

What you’ll do:

This is a technology lead role based in Denver, CO, managing the QA team, including the coordination, prioritization and communication across the business and technology groups. It will include working on projects that build and realize the strategy for the CSIM technology platform supporting the dynamic needs of the CSIM business.

The Software QA Engineer Senior Manager is responsible for:

  • The hands-on development and management of both full time employees and contractors, including the vendor relationships with partner firms.

  • Establishing and directing the strategic and tactical goals for the team, working with others at CSIM Technology to build a client driven technology organization improving the software quality, platform and technology service provided to the CSIM business.

  • Managing resource allocation to support on-going and future efforts

The QA team and its management are responsible for:

  • Establishing QA strategy and best practices to support continuous development and integration

  • Identifying appropriate testing tools

  • Developing, maintaining and executing manual and automated test suites and reporting test results

  • Gaining in-depth business knowledge to understand business needs and utilize the knowledge to identify testing priorities based on scenario risk levels

  • Holding and facilitating test plan/case reviews with Agile team members

  • Ensuring that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements

  • Leading the tracking, prioritization and communication of defects

  • Implementing test practices, standards, and processes

  • Establishing fact-based measures of test efficiency, effectiveness, and product readiness

  • Estimating, coordinating, directing testing for multiple products/projects

  • Providing technical support and maintenance of existing systems

  • Updating management on QA-related status on projects and overall QA strategy rollout

What you have:

  • A university degree from a well-respected academic institution; advanced degrees in Information management, Computer Science, Business Administration and/or other professional certifications are a plus

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in systems development life cycle, with strong knowledge of QA procedures and methodologies and automated testing

  • Experience in managing full-time employees and contractors

  • Working experience in the financial services industry; asset management a plus

  • Extensive and solid experience in automated QA/testing and delivery of highly complex projects within the Agile framework

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze/provide technology recommendations to the business

  • Experience building and managing an automation suite with tools such as SOATest, QTP, Selenium, MS Visual Studio Coded UI

  • Works well with developers to design/analyze alternative technical solutions, test completed code and complete a smooth implementation with the business partners

  • Proficient analytical, troubleshooting, and debugging skills

  • Working knowledge of Agile Framework

  • TFS 2012 for backlog management, source code control, continuous integration (CI), defect tracking, Integration with MTM

  • Background and understanding of BUS and message queues, file transfer, and data delivery technologies

Leadership & Management

  • Ability to work hands on with team members to inspire and motivate all levels of staff towards both tactical and strategic delivery goals

  • Ability to drive change with external counterparties and vendors, managing and enhancing relationships and services provided

  • Outstanding performer, persistent and pro-active leader, detailed oriented, and driven to exceed expectations

  • Skilled communicator and negotiator with exceptional written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Personal Characteristics

  • Team player

  • Shows a commitment to high ethical standards and integrity and demonstrates this through action

  • Excellent written communication, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Inquisitive, analytical, a strategic thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented

  • High-energy, positive, entrepreneurial in spirit while goal-oriented and results-driven

  • Self-starter; takes initiative and can work independently

  • Well-organized and disciplined with high attention to detail

  • Flexible and adaptable working with various business domains

  • Direct, plain-spoken; conveys a genuine/authentic demeanor

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/" .

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.

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: CO - Lone Tree

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Expiration Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

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