The Oakleaf Group, LLC SDET Software Development Engineer in Test in District Of Columbia

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Washington, DC metro area


For a large financial services client, we are seeking an SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test) to do automation testing for a 1 year or longer project. The hired candidate should be a tester who does automation, as opposed to an automater who does testing, who can lead the test automation effort within the parameters of a defined framework and educate their peers. The primary need for this skillset revolves around testing shared services, the Agile circle of excellence, the project quality office, application life cycle management, release management, and development tools.

More junior SDET (2-4 years):

  • Work closely with engineering and product team to design and develop automated test methodologies under the direction of more senior staff.

  • As part of a development team, contribute to the writing of actionable, testable product requirements in the form of user stories.

  • Apply coding expertise to develop and maintain test tools and frameworks to validate unit, integration and functional tests of the system.

More senior SDET: 4-6+ years

  • Facilitate the design and development of automated test methodologies, collaborating with engineering and product teams to implement shift left techniques on test design and automation.

  • Write actionable, testable product requirements in the form of user stories based on input from product development team.

  • Leverage leadership and coding expertise to lead product development team in the development and maintenance of test tools and frameworks to validate unit, integration and functional tests of the system.

  • Support test engineering efforts to implement enterprise frameworks to enhance overall testing capabilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • 2-6+ years of hands on experience leading/implementing test automation for enterprise applications (web, SOA, ETL, and backend).

  • Experience writing user stories and creating test cases.

  • Experience doing non-GUI based testing.

  • Demonstrated SQL proficiency; SAS experience is preferred.

  • Proficiency with open source automation tools (Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin).

  • Proficiency with open source test frameworks.

  • Proficiency with programming languages (Java, Groovy).

  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (Jenkins, Go).

  • Experience with build tools (ANT, Maven, Nexus).

  • Experience with SCM tools (SVN, ClearCase), SQL (Oracle), project management tools (Rally, Jira, HP ALM).

  • Experience with UI automation using RIT.

  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall software development models.

  • Prefer experience in financial services industry.

Company Overview

The Oakleaf Group is a mid-size consulting firm with offices in Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD and New York, NY. Our people are our greatest assets and our company culture is grounded on that belief. Our goal is to thrill our clients and challenge and reward our employees. As a member of the Oakleaf team, you will have an exciting opportunity to work with emerging technology, modernize financial applications, and grow in a friendly workplace where you can work independently and collaboratively. In this position the ideal candidate will work to solve complex “hot topic” issues currently faced by the financial services industry. We bring depth of experience to a wide range of highly satisfied clients, delivering trusted advice along with quantitative, technology, regulatory, and operations strategies. Do you possess the talent and dedication to be part of our growing team?

Third party candidates will not be considered for this position.

As a condition of employment with The Oakleaf Group, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a pre-employment drug screen and/or a credit check for positions in some areas of our business. The Oakleaf Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Oakleaf Group participates in the E-Verify program.

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