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Lead Test Engineer

Company: Finra
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Working independently, the Lead Test Engineer owns the quality of software products delivered within the software development life cycle (SDLC). The Lead will direct staff in developing and executing software testing components, developing automation suites, and performing manual tests as needed throughout the SDLC that ensures applications and projects meet defined quality standards.

  • Identify program risks and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Performs independent assurance on all SDLC phases across multiple projects.
  • Creates and executes complex test strategies across multiple systems, as required, to execute tests.
  • Ownership of project/program quality and establish necessary test process(es)
  • Provides business domain expertise in the program involved.
  • Effectively communicates testing activities and findings in oral and written formats.
  • Champions the collaborative resolution of defects including root cause analysis of production incidents.
  • Continually looks for ways to innovate and improve the testing process to gain efficiencies.
  • Leads internal process improvement initiatives and provides feedback on processes by offering suggestions.
  • Ensures compliance with FINRA technology policies and standards
  • Ensures compliance with all security controls.
  • Lead reviews and provides feedback on system architecture, code, and design documents
  • Provides test engineering leadership and mentoring to a team.
  • Designs and develops test suites using utilities, simulators, data generators, backend/web/API/interface test tools, as required, to validate complex systems.
  • Ownership of automation (both functional and performance) and manual test suites.Other Responsibilities:
    • Additional responsibilities as needed.Education/Experience Requirements:
      • Advanced understanding in Computer Science fundamentals - algorithm design, problem solving, complexity analysis and data structures.
      • Advanced experience with modern programming languages and common development technologies with software architecture and design skills.
      • Advanced understanding of the testing process, test types, test design, and testing methodologies.
      • Expert experience with functional or performance or security or DevOps test tools.
      • Expert experience in designing and developing test suites
      • Expert experience with cloud-related technologies.
      • Expert experience with UNIX/Linux environment.
      • Self-directed, detail-oriented and have excellent written & oral communication skills.
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
      • Leadership experienceWorking Conditions:
        • Work is normally performed in an office environment.
        • Occasional travel and extended hours may be required.To be considered for this position, please submit an application.The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.Please note: If the "Apply Now" button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site directly.FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users. If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRA's accommodation help line at 240.386.4865. Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations.Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. FINRA also provides a variety of benefits including comprehensive health and welfare benefits, life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, personal, and sick leave. FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.Important InformationFINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.You can read more about these restrictions here.As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.Search Firm RepresentativesPlease be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates.FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans. -2020 FINRA. All rights reserved. FINRA is a registered trademark of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

Keywords: Finra, Rockville , Lead Test Engineer, Engineering , Rockville, Maryland

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