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Technical Architect

Location: Venice
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.Edward Jones is looking for a Test Engineering 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 counterpartsResponsible 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 counterpartsResponsible for identifying and defining strategic and productivity initiatives to improve quality and velocity of the organizationPartner with delivery teams to track and act upon key performance indicators to enable continuous improvement of product quality and user experiencePartner with the various software infrastructure teams to optimize the CI pipeline and implement quality gates to support DevOpsCommunicate a coherent vision for quality best practices, coding standards, release strategy and tool usageRequired Education and 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 integrationEnterprise software experience, Cloud and/or SaaS providers, or web application providers is a plus3-5 years of experience developing test automation solutions for presentation layers and APIsExperience establishing Test Automation Frameworks and creating reusable components libraries while implementing effective quality assurance strategies and best practicesExperience using the following technologies/tools:Selenium, Appium, Rest Assured or equivalent web-service automation toolJUnit, TestNG, Spock, Cucumber/Gherkin, Cypress, Jasmine, KarmaGradle, MavenGitHub, Jira, IntelliJ, EclipseTest data managementJenkins or equivalent CI/CD toolsKubernetes and microservices, Restful APIsStrong 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 solutionsExcellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to find creative solutionsExceptional problem-solving skills and knowledge of root cause analysisSQL experience in data creation and validating results against expected resultsAbility 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 expertiseProactive, self-motivated and independent with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules.B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or Management Information Systems preferred or related work experience.
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work - data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
    • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
      Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine, ranking No. 45.2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
      For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - ranking by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work - in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
      Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.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. 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:
      Salary: $106916 - $182047
      Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Springfield , Technical Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Venice, Illinois

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