Posted 4 days ago
Principal Software Development Engineer in Test
DTCC - Dorchester Center, MA
Job Description

Are you ready to make an impact at DTCC?

Do you want to work on innovative projects, collaborate with a dynamic and supportive team, and receive investment in your professional development? At DTCC, we are at the forefront of innovation in the financial markets. We're committed to helping our employees grow and succeed. We believe that you have the skills and drive to make a real impact. We foster a thriving internal community and are committed to creating a workplace that looks like the world that we serve.

Pay and Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation, including base pay and annual incentive
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance and well-being benefits, based on location
  • Pension / Retirement benefits
  • Paid Time Off and Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
  • DTCC offers a flexible/hybrid model of 3 days onsite and 2 days remote (onsite Tuesdays, Wednesdays and a third day unique to each team or employee).

The impact you will have in this role:

The Principal Test Engineering role is responsible for ensuring that all applications, system products, projects, and solutions meet defined enterprise quality standards. Provide centralized, independent quality assurance services across the firm, including functional and non-functional testing for all products, services, and applications across businesses. Design, develop, and maintain automated testing solutions, providing testing expertise, oversight, and direction to ensure the functionality of solutions and that design specifications are met.

Your Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support an environment that ensures employees understand how their efforts contribute to overall business strategy
  • Manage the team's book of work, partnering with leadership to plan the future supply and demand of resources required
  • Evaluate the testing status of projects while identifying and advancing critical risks
  • Ensure timely delivery of work including; supervising dependencies, tracking progress and project milestone completion
  • Influence designs towards re-usable IT components and services keeping in mind test validation and test automation principles
  • Maintain a high degree of cross-team and cross-application coordination to ensure end-to-end testing meets intended objectives
  • Drives the preparation and execution of end-to-end and automated test planning and execution activities
  • Provide testing expertise to project teams; partner with Development team to tackle application issues
  • Interact with senior management to share and present future automation strategy
  • Ensure team's alignment to departmental and organizational policy and procedures
  • Review test strategy with customers to ensure comprehensive coverage and acquire feedback
  • Responsible for the provisioning of test environments for the team, and assist with coordination to resolve issues
  • Mitigates risk by following established procedures and supervising controls, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.

**NOTE: The Primary Responsibilities of this role are not limited to the details above. **

  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience

Talents Needed for Success:
  • Clear understanding of QA methodologies and can apply the methodologies in test plan/test strategy development.
  • Experience in leading QA activities in a fast-pace Agile development team, with hands-on experiences in analyzing requirements, converting requirements into meaningful test scenarios, and implementing effective test cases and harnesses accordingly
  • Proficient in Java programming language or other high-level programming languages and strong hands-on experience in developing back-end automated functional tests with any of the Unit Test frameworks (Junit, TestNG, Xunit, etc). Proven skill in common test automation libraires and tools such as Selenium, Rest Assured, JDBDT/DBUnit, etc.
  • Strong SQL development knowledge with at least one of the common relational databases.
  • Hands-on experience with at least one of these CI/CD pipelines, Jenkins/CloundBees, GitLab, etc.
  • Strong communication skills. Trackable experience in enabling internal corporation within an Agile team across functionalities, and trackable experience coordinating cross-team activities
  • Experience testing 'big data' solutions and data pipelines (Snowflake, Hadoop, Spark, Presto, etc.) is a strong plus
  • Experience in test data management is strong plus.

The salary range is indicative for roles at the same level within DTCC across all US locations. Actual salary is determined based on the role, location, individual experience, skills, and other considerations. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Us

DTCC safeguards the financial markets and helps them run efficiently, in times of prosperity and crisis. We are uniquely positioned at the center of global trading activity, processing over 100 million financial transactions every day, pioneering industry-wide, post-trade solutions and maintaining multiple data and operating centers worldwide. From where we stand, we can anticipate the industry's needs and we're working to continually improve the world's most resilient, secure and efficient market infrastructure. Our employees are driven to deliver innovative technologies that improve efficiency, lower cost and bring stability and certainty to the post-trade lifecycle.

DTCC proudly supports Flexible Work Arrangements favoring openness and gives people freedom to do their jobs well, by encouraging diverse opinions and emphasizing teamwork. When you join our team, you'll have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions at a company that is recognized as a thought leader in both the financial services and technology industries. A DTCC career is more than a good way to earn a living. It's the chance to make a difference at a company that's truly one of a kind.

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About the Team

To maintain strong alignment between IT and the business, we are bringing together all Solutions-focused teams under a unified technology organization, IT Solutions. The newly-formed IT Solutions department combines Application Development and Enterprise Application Support functions, allowing us to leverage synergies to support the Solutions business lines.