Principal Software Development Engineer in Test

Employer
T. Rowe Price
Location
Owings Mills, MD
Posted
Apr 22, 2019
Closes
Apr 22, 2019
Ref
59858811
Hours
Full Time
Our mission as a leading investment management firm is to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. We believe our associates are the key to this mission and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our commitment to our client's success. Principal Software Development Engineer in Test Our mission as a leading investment management firm is to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. We believe our associates are the key to this mission and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our commitment to our client's success. If you're looking for challenging work experiences and the ability to learn in a collaborative culture, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at T. Rowe Price. Job Description PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION This role is a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) within our Software Validation and Quality team. The incumbent is a Software Engineer that has a background in development and deep experience developing sophisticated and highly technical automated test harnesses. The incumbent is considered as a technologist providing fresh perspectives regarding software quality and is passionate about delivering such expertise. They will be hands-on and fully involved in ensuring quality throughout the entire development lifecycle as the team creates groundbreaking, next-generation applications for n-tier (multi-tier) cloud architectures. The incumbent is expected to be agile, to lead, and to think outside the box. In this role, they will encounter challenging work that has meaningful impact, provides opportunities to learn and grow, is part of a collaborative culture that encourages every member of our team to bring their point of view to the table in order to best help our clients succeed. The incumbent will be part of a team employing new paradigms such as cloud computing, lightweight micro services, and distributed and non-relational databases to deliver elastically scalable, globally distributed and highly resilient software services. The incumbent is in a full development lifecycle role that provides an opportunity to infuse quality throughout the development lifecycle by developing and sustaining automated test harnesses that will run continuously in the CI / CD pipeline. As a key contributor, they will be required to think outside the box and bring cutting edge quality assurance and testing technology and tools in-house. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES * Play vital role in the development of the TRP's modern testing framework, ensuring that software quality services are integrated into the software development lifecycle. * Embed with development teams to: (1) coach its members on Unit and Integration testing; and (2) familiarize them with existing software quality services, * Monitor software quality services to identify where the testing framework is/is not being effectively applied. Work with teams that are experiencing testing challenges, proposing and enabling strategies to address software quality issues to ensure the engineered solutions meet firm's software quality standards. * Stay current on industry developments in the testing and software quality space. Leverage testing expertise to run testing communities of practice for engineers across T. Rowe Price. This includes conducting meetings with the firm's engineering community to share best practices. QUALIFICATIONS Required Education: * BA/BS degree with high mathematical and computing content (eg Computer Science or Engineering) Technical Experience: * Solid Java development or .Net Core experience * Deep experience and understanding of automated testing types, tools and techniques (eg, Unit, Functional, Load; JUnit, NUnit, Cucumber, Selenium, ReadyAPI, SoapUI, Jasmine, Karma, Enzyme, etc.) * Expert regarding continuous integration tools and processes (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.), agile delivery (Rally, Jira) and test-driven (TDD) or business-driven (BDD) development * Significant experience with cloud native architectures for containerized micro services * Well-versed with a variety of programming styles (eg OO, functional) and software design patterns * Significant experience with RDBMS development (eg SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL) * Strong understanding of modern front-end frameworks such as AngularJS, Backbone, React, etc. * Deep experience and understanding of cloud computing platforms such as AWS, React, etc. is a strong plus * Significant experience with code versioning and management, including Git * Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to effectively work with people within Technology and outside of the enterprise * Adaptable and able to learn technology and business quickly * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Ability to lead teams independently Core Attributes: * High achiever who combines ambition with humility and is happy to let their performance do the talking * Craftsman-like approach to building software; takes pride in high quality software engineering and advocates and instills these values in others * Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to ensure and improve quality * A proponent of strong, collaborative, quality software engineering techniques and methods: DevOps, agile development, continuous integration and automated testing approaches Preferred Domain Experience and Soft Skills * Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced, Agile team environment * A solid understanding of financial markets and instruments * Experience of front office software development with an Asset Manager, Hedge fund or Investment Bank * Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with business partner and leaders of varying levels * Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views * Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented T. Rowe Price is an Equal Opportunity Employer Owings Mills, MD * BA/BS degree with high mathematical and computing content (eg Computer Science or Engineering) Technical Experience: * Solid Java development or .Net Core experience * Deep experience and understanding of automated testing types, tools and techniques (eg, Unit, Functional, Load; JUnit, NUnit, Cucumber, Selenium, ReadyAPI, SoapUI, Jasmine, Karma, Enzyme, etc.) * Expert regarding continuous integration tools and processes (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.), agile delivery (Rally, Jira) and test-driven (TDD) or business-driven (BDD) development * Significant experience with cloud native architectures for containerized micro services * Well-versed with a variety of programming styles (eg OO, functional) and software design patterns * Significant experience with RDBMS development (eg SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL) * Strong understanding of modern front-end frameworks such as AngularJS, Backbone, React, etc. * Deep experience and understanding of cloud computing platforms such as AWS, React, etc. is a strong plus * Significant experience with code versioning and management, including Git * Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to effectively work with people within Technology and outside of the enterprise * Adaptable and able to learn technology and business quickly * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Ability to lead teams independently, * High achiever who combines ambition with humility and is happy to let their performance do the talking * Craftsman-like approach to building software; takes pride in high quality software engineering and advocates and instills these values in others * Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to ensure and improve quality * A proponent of strong, collaborative, quality software engineering techniques and methods: DevOps, agile development, continuous integration and automated testing approaches Preferred Domain Experience and Soft Skills * Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced, Agile team environment * A solid understanding of financial markets and instruments * Experience of front office software development with an Asset Manager, Hedge fund or Investment Bank * Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with business partner and leaders of varying levels * Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views * Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented T. Rowe Price is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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