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SDET - Python Engineer

Location Westlake, Texas, United States; Lone Tree,Colorado,United States;Austin,Texas,United States;Other,California,United States; Requisition ID 2021-73226 Category Engineering & Software Development Position Type Regular CO Salary Range 110,000 - 201,600
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Your Opportunity


Workplace Flexibility Program: We're proud to support our employees in a working approach that allows you to bring your best self to work – whether that’s in the office or remote.

  • Most Schwabbies have the opportunity to voluntarily work in the office or at home based on their preference, through the remainder of 2021.*
  • When the firm is ready to fully return to the office, employees will have the flexibility of a hybrid work environment, spending some time working remote and some time in the office.
  • Employees and managers can discuss and decide what works best for them, with additional flexibility available based on their role, business needs, and individual circumstances.

*Subject to change as Schwab is continually evaluating the current environment in order to best care for the safety and well-being of our employees.

Schwab Asset Management Solution (SAMS) Technology is part of the Schwab Technology Services (STS) organization which is responsible for company’s use of information technology including all communications, operations and client and business applications.

SAMS Technology is aligned to support the technology needs of Schwab Asset Management Solution which is the investment advisor for Schwab’s proprietary mutual funds, referred to as the Schwab Funds; and it includes Schwab’s exchange-traded funds, referred to as the Schwab ETFs™. With over $7.98 Trillion in assets under management, SAMS is the 3rd largest provider of index funds and the 5th largest provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Schwab Asset Management Solution (SAMS) Technology is part of the Schwab Technology Services (STS) organization which is responsible for company’s use of information technology including all communications, operations and client and business applications.

SAMS Technology is aligned to support the technology needs of Schwab Asset Management Solution which is the investment advisor for Schwab’s proprietary mutual funds, referred to as the Schwab Funds; and it includes Schwab’s exchange-traded funds, referred to as the Schwab ETFs™. With over $800Bn in assets under management, SAMS is the 3rd largest provider of index funds and the 5th largest provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs).

This role is within SAMS Technology Data organization that enables Data & Analytics capabilities to support various use cases across several business units like Fund operations, Risk & Compliance, Sales and Marketing.

Remote work is an option for this role.

What you are good at


As a lead Developer/Engineer in Python you will be developing business software solutions with a “test-first” mindset. We are seeking a candidate who understands automation and work to develop frameworks and enhance code-based test automation suite resulting in completely automated development lifecycle coupled with CICD as it is vital to maintaining agility over time. As an engineer understands and can help educate others on the merits of ATDD of BDD as well as techniques for implementation in a data-centric environment.

The individual should have an interest in data quality and building test services for Data & Analytics applications. Individual should be passionate about changing technology landscape and motivated to work outside of their comfort zone. Also important is their ability to remain open minded when dealing with ambiguity and adversity.

As a integral member of our Scrum team, you are expected to be cross functional to work on any task needed to complete story work. Although this is primarily a automation testing framework services developer/engineer role you are required and willing to contribute to any task preventing the team from delivering on team commitments to the business.  This may include data mapping, requirements refinement, data validation, documentation, data engineering technical tasks, etc.

The Data Technology Team is in the middle of a multi-year effort to build out a critical components of an overall strategic Data Platform.

What you have


This role requires a highly motivated and experienced developer with pride of ownership reflected through clean application design, code quality, a disciplined software development/engineering approach, and accountability for delivery.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • At least 4 years’ experience developing applications using Python
  • Experience developing code-based automated test frameworks and test suites using Python, focusing on a test involving web services, ETL/data processors, event-driven messaging or message queueing
  • Full stack development experience including SQL, XML, REST, etc.
  • Strong ability to design, code, and debug applications in various software languages
  • Experience or knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Experience or knowledge of database design and development
  • Experience or knowledge of one of the following. Cloud Foundry, AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Experience or knowledge of Control M and SQL Agent schedulers preferred
  • Experience or knowledge of Informatica a plus
  • Experience or knowledge with Atlassian Tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence and Bamboo) preferred and Zephyr Test a plus
  • Experience testing complex systems related to data management and distribution
  • Experience working in an Agile Scrum environment planning and executing using a test-first mindset
  • Experience implementing fully automated data flows including file acquisition and staging as well as automated system input and output comparison
  • Experience writing code to automate file movement operations over multiple transmission protocols (e.g. SMB, FTP, SFTP, Object store etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with complex XML and XSD data structures including parsers, XPath and XQuery
  • Experience with database-centric testing concepts, e.g. table-to-table or file-to-table mappings and comparisons
  • Ability to interact and communicate successfully with business partners and technology teams
  • Strong written and verbal communications, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in Investment Management or Financial Services a plus

Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, or similar area of study

Personal Characteristics

  • Shows a commitment to high ethical standards and integrity and demonstrates this through action
  • Have a drive to deliver and uplift the team by leading as an example
  • Lifelong learner who can grasp difficult concepts and complex designs and stays on top of new and emerging technologies
  • Inquisitive, analytical, a strategic thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented
  • High-energy, positive, entrepreneurial in spirit while goal-oriented and results-driven
  • Self-starter; takes initiative and can work independently
  • Well-organized and disciplined with high attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable working with various business domains
  • Direct, plain-spoken; conveys a genuine/authentic demeanor

Colorado Compensation

Target Total Compensation - 110,000 - 201,600

Your actual pay will be based on your skills and experience -- talk with your recruiter to learn more.

Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home—today and in the future. Explore further.

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Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at applicantaccessibility@schwab.com or call 800-275-1281.

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