Test Automation Architect- Remote

POSTED ON 4/9/2021 AVAILABLE BEFORE 5/8/2021
Edward Jones Hired Organization Address Saint Louis, MO Remote Full Time

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
    • JUnit, TestNG, Spock, Cucumber/Gherkin, Cypress, Jasmine, Karma
    • Gradle, Maven
    • GitHub, Jira, IntelliJ, Eclipse
    • Test data management
    • Jenkins or equivalent CI/CD tools
    • Kubernetes and microservices, Restful APIs
  • Strong knowledge and extensive experience in various types of testing (Unit, Integration, API, Smoke, System, Browser compatibility, etc.)
  • Must be experienced in creating a strategic technology direction, aligning it with tactical activities, and communicating plans broadly across the organization.
  • Excellent leadership, collaboration, and motivational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across multiple audiences with proven ability to collaborate at various levels and to find solutions
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to find creative solutions
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and knowledge of root cause analysis
  • SQL experience in data creation and validating results against expected results
  • Ability to research requirements to determine system feasibility, costs, benefits, or functional requirements.
  • Ability to multi-task and participate in multiple large and complex efforts or projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and train other associates in their area of expertise
  • Proactive, self-motivated and independent with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules.
  • FORTUNE 2020 – Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.
    • From FORTUNE ©2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.
  • 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:

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