Job Posting for Test Automation Architect- Remote at Edward Jones
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.
A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
Remote Work Eligible
Edward Jones is looking for a Test Automation Architect to lead our Portfolio automation strategy and other strategic initiatives. This role operates as a technical, hands-on facilitator in the Quality Organization and is a strategic participant across inter-dependent software development efforts. The ideal candidate cares deeply about efficiency in the software development process and has demonstrated experience leveraging industry-leading tools and frameworks to deliver complete automated test suites. They will own test architecture for Edward Jones' Quality test engineering efforts and partner with various groups to drive cross-functional initiatives. We strive to make our teams successful by partnering with key stakeholders to understand their use cases, and building comprehensive test strategies to meet these testing requirements. We work together with all of our quality test engineers, continuously looking to improve on our automation processes and best practices.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and lead the quality assurance strategy within the portfolio, in collaboration with functional area counterparts
Responsible for architecting test automation systems, and determining the optimal test automation technologies for solutions delivered using disparate languages and platforms in collaboration with test and development engineer counterparts
Responsible for identifying and defining strategic and productivity initiatives to improve quality and velocity of the organization
Partner with delivery teams to track and act upon key performance indicators to enable continuous improvement of product quality and user experience
Partner with the various software infrastructure teams to optimize the CI pipeline and implement quality gates to support DevOps
Communicate a coherent vision for quality best practices, coding standards, release strategy and tool usage
B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or Management Information Systems preferred or related work experience.
10+ years of proven experience in an application development/testing role, developing in a source-controlled environment.
5+ years hands-on experience developing automation tools, framework, continuous integration
Enterprise software experience, Cloud and/or SaaS providers, or web application providers is a plus
3-5 years of experience developing test automation solutions for presentation layers and APIs
Experience establishing Test Automation Frameworks and creating reusable components libraries while implementing effective quality assurance strategies and best practices
Experience using the following technologies/tools:
Selenium, Appium, Rest Assured or equivalent web-service automation tool
Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
2020 Corporate Equality Index – Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list – the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm’s 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate: