Manager, Software Test Automation

Category: Technology
Location: Chicago, IL
Job ID: 12561
Posted Date: August 12, 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 Manager, Software Test Automation at E*TRADE Financial, you will manage a high-functioning team of Quality Assurance software engineers delivering quality testing for back-end software.


  • Manage a team of both full time onsite and offshore engineers as they test applications for production readiness
  • Be hands-on to help direct reports solve complex problems and code when necessary.
  • Lead, create and implement test automation strategy and roadmaps for back-end applications
  • Coordinate production roll testing staffing and attend production rolls as needed
  • Coordinate tool enhancement needs with infra/tools team
  • Partner with stakeholders across the technology organization to facilitate smooth quality testing
  • Communicate on team’s behalf to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and professionally develop team by designing, implementing, scheduling and tracking
  • individualized training programs
  • Interface and consult with other managers within the organization to coordinate activities
  • Work in an agile environment with various scrum teams, using test management tools such as JIRA / XRAY



  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with one or more of the following languages – Java, C++, Python, and JavaScript
  • 5-7 years in information technology/software development with a proven ability to ensure high quality results
  • 3+ years managing quality automation teams or engineering teams
  • Exposure to the Atlassian tool set – Bitbucket, JIRA, Confluence, etc.


  • Domain knowledge of market data and financial instruments strongly preferred
  • 3+ years working in agile software development

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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