TD Ameritrade Engineer II, Quality Assurance in Chicago, Illinois

The primary responsibility of this position will be to ensure adequate testing of development code prior to release to production. The QA Engineer will work with the Senior QA Engineer and QA Specialists. The QA Engineer will report to the QA Manager and work directly under the guidance of QA Specialists.

The focus of the QA Engineer II will be to ensure all changes to our applications are tested adequately. The QA Engineer II will be responsible for ensuring test plans and test cases follow all standards and are appropriate on a project by project basis. The QA Engineer is responsible for using all test management tools according to standards. Over time, the QA Engineer II is responsible for building technical expertise in our applications.

  • Create test plans and participate in Peer Reviews

  • Modify test plans based on Peer Review feedback

  • Provide input on risks so that Senior QA engineers, QA Specialists, and in some cases QA Managers can be informed.

  • Provide input to QA and Release Specialists to prepare implementation timelines

  • Participate in development of Test Data Strategy

  • Assist QA Specialists in determining appropriate test environments

  • Work with business analysts to ensure business requirements are adequate

  • Highlight requirement and design gaps as early in lifecycle as possible

  • Create test cases according to standards – manual and automated

  • Perform problem solving and root cause analysis when defects occur

  • Update Quality Center according to standard including mapping test cases to requirements

  • Engage application development in defect resolution

  • Flag test cases appropriate for regression libraries

  • Participate in test case Peer Reviews

  • Update test cases based on Peer Reviews

  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts within the QA organization

  • May support and provide constructive feedback on existing processes and standards

  • Become knowledgeable in the technologies used by Application Development organizations

  • 4 year college degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years of end-to-end software testing experience

  • 2+ years experience in Selenium, JUnit, Soap UI, or UFT

  • Technical skills can include Windows, Linux, Unix, Java, JavaScript, Cache, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, HTML, XML, Web Services

  • Knowledge of test repository or defect tracking systems

  • Knowledge of financial markets/operations background

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, team player

  • Solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle

  • Ability to resolve issues In a timely manner

  • Ability to prioritize workload in an efficient manner

  • Effective listening skills

  • Financial services/brokerage experience preferred

  • Military education or experience may be considered in lieu of civilian requirements listed

TD Ameritrade is an equal opportunity employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe that people matter. We value diversity and believe that it transcends race, national origin, age, marital status, gender identity / expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, service in the armed forces, disability, thoughts, ideas and perspectives. Our commitment to building an inclusive culture is aimed at attracting and retaining diverse talent, clients and shareholders to the firm. It's a belief that's core to the success of our organization.