Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (Back-end)

Category: Technology
Location: Chicago, IL
Job ID: 11652
Posted Date: February 8, 2019

More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.



As a Software Engineer in Test, you will bring hands-on experience to the test automation space at E*TRADE. Building a Test framework that programmatically tests our emerging market data platform. We are looking for a Senior programmatic tester with demonstrated ability to handle testing applications independently – that includes building automated test frameworks and to quickly learn existing systems and enhance/add test code. Experience testing APIs, back-end services using HTTP requests via REST/SOAP and parsing XML/JSON responses based on use case requirements. Experience working with databases – SQL queries, writing code to perform CRUD operations. Design test cases, drive implementation, execute regressions, analyze pass rates, expand test coverage, perform pre/post production support when applicable and work closely with product, business & development teams on a daily basis.

Any open source contributions on would spike our interests a great deal. Be sure to include your stackoverflow id if you have one.



  • 4 to 5 years’ experience with Python / Java / C++ and/or similar programming languages.
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience with Node / JavaScript and/or similar programming languages.
  • Experience with Unix/Bash scripting language.


  • Experience using continuous integration tools (Jenkins). You should be able create, modify, execute, configure jobs from scratch using git as a source
  • Experience with build/packing tools like Gradle, Maven, NPM etc.
  • Experience using design patterns and exposure to OOP practices.
  • Exposure to the Atlassian tool set – git, jira, confluence etc.
  • FINTECH and/or Trading domain business knowledge.
  • Testing experience with High-frequency trading apps.

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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