Principal, Software Engineering: Software Development Test (SDET)

Chicago, IL 60606

Category: QA/Tester Job Number: 18641

Job Description

Principal, Software Engineering: Software Development Test (SDET), to lead the manual and automated integration testing at the program level.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Develop and execute integration test strategy for assigned products

  • Develop and execute test plans, develop test automation

  • Lead the testing and automation function in collaboration with other team members

  • Execute test plans and prepare clearly documented results, demonstrate the results to the product teams and management

  • Review release notes of delivered functionality and create test plans focused on integration tests

  • Work with the product teams on resolution of any outstanding issues within the release and post-release

  • Categorize issues based on severity, clearing documents details of the issues in the tracking system

  • Develop and execute functional and non-functional testing plans

  • Keep track of open issues and retest closed issues.

  • Provide direction to the other team members for testing integrated systems.

  • Build new automation capabilities for integration testing, reconciliation testing, and data testing.

  • Partner with internal business users and stakeholders to prioritize and develop requirements and testing for implementing new features and functionality including, but not limited to, Risk Platform applications.

  • Manage Ovation system releases, identifying impact and enhancement opportunities, and communicating appropriately

  • Support regression testing and introduction of required changes as new releases are introduced

  • Provide support for the Ovations systems including, but not limited to, research and resolution of system issues, user support, and scheduled activities

  • Create and maintain reports for ongoing business needs

  • Lead day-to-day activities and delivery schedule of implementation partners engaged for various initiatives, when applicable

  • Manage and communicate status reports and other key metrics

  • Maintain documentation and process related requirements

  • Assist with compliance and regulatory related activities

  • Perform other duties as required


  • Strong testing and QA automation background

  • Strong technical background

  • Strong customer orientation and excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, confidential environment

  • Understanding of systems development life cycle (SDLC), including proven experience in implementing HR software applications

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Must maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism 

  • Consistent in performance and practices ethical, professional behavior

  • Experience operating within an Agile delivery team

  • Work well independently, yet is cooperative in working with team members

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in test automation tools – like Gherkin, Cucumber, Selenium, or other automation frameworks.

  • API and high-volume data testing experience

  • Development of data testing and transformation tools

  • Programming in Python, Java, other programming languages

  • Strong data experience including SQL, databases

  • Streaming and event driven system experience a plus.

  • Message queuing and event sourcing tools like IBM MQ, Kafka

  • Deep understanding of data and structure, reporting, dashboards, strongly preferred

  • Experience with Security testing preferred

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience working with manual and automation technologies as an expert with a clear understanding of core practices, processes, and terminology

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience implementing, enhancing, and supporting integration testing to address business problems and requirements in multiple functional areas

  • Minimum of two (2) year of experience in financial services or capital markets



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Dan Schellhorn

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