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Software Test Engineer - Automation

Location:Newton, MA
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology


  • Job Description

    Section 1: Position Summary

    The Software Test Engineer position is a hands-on role that contributes to the success at Ascensus by designing and developing automated tests, scripts and tools to champion the code quality principles for the growing application. This position requires a strong understand cycle with extremely talented engineers and analysts to deliver quality product.

    Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work in an agile development environment, collaborating with the team to deliver quality software iteratively
    • Develop end-to-end software test frameworks, test suites, and tools to validate product specific features and use cases
    • Build and maintain the test automation suite using TestNG, Selenium, Java, SQL, Jenkins, Cucumber
    • Incorporate automated tests into our continuous delivery pipeline.
    • Perform creative exploratory testing of new features and products.
    • Find, isolate, document, regress and track bugs through resolutions
    • Should be willing to pick a development task if required by the scrum team
    • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients
    • The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture


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    Section 3:  Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

    • BS/ MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Software Engineer, a Software Engineer in Test, Test Automation Engineer or equivalent roles.
    • Experience developing test frameworks with open-source automation tools such as Selenium, or Cucumber.
    • 3+ years of Selenium experience is REQUIRED
    • 3+ years of experience writing automation scripts with Java is REQUIRED
    • Strong Expertise in SQL
    • Experience with testing API frameworks
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience working in a fast-paced Agile or SCRUM development methodology
    • Financial Services Experience preferred
    • Experience on Unix/Linux preferred
    • Experience in Cloud Based Testing preferred

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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