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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test, SDET

Job ID: R-012874 Date posted: 07/28/2021 Primary Location TX-Austin Other Locations SC-Fort Mill

Does Transformation, Quality, Shift left, Modernization, and Innovation inspire you?

Join the LPL family and help us improve Quality and modernize our products -- creating flexible, scalable, personalized experiences with quality for our advisors and their clients. We are a team that values diverse and big thinking and rewards both behaviors and delivery.

Excited to learn more? Come be a part of LPL's modernization strategy and extraordinary growth!

Our team is actively seeking a motivated and talented Sr Test Engineer who is passionate about testing software through automation. You will be part of an inter-disciplinary team of hardware, firmware, software, system, and test engineers to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies for Financial Services Company building E2E automation solutions connecting Advisor Platform, Investor Platform and Teammates.

You’ll work closely with product and engineering teams to understand features, develop and automate test cases, improve product quality and shorten release time from dev to production.


  • Actively Participate in Agile Scrum ceremonies  and lead where applicable – PI Planning , Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Defect Review, Sprint Demo, Restrospectives etc

  • Actively participate in story grooming, analyze and understand user story acceptance criteria

  • Develop  and execute -Test plan , test cases based on the user stories and ensure proper test coverage

  • Perform in sprint testing, service/API testing, Integration / E2E testing, regression final build certification and release day testing

  • Automating tests using internal and open source tools & infrastructure

  • Reviewing user interfaces for conformity and functionality

  • Working with software engineers to understand product architecture, integrations and features

  • Creating and maintaining data scenarios to support test plans and test cases

  • Analyzing test results, being a vocal proponent for quality in every phase of the development process

  • Documenting, tracking bugs to closure and reports on Project status to stake holders

  • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software

  • Ability to write complex queries to perform data validation

  • Serves as SME for one or more functional areas , acts as technology ambassador for automation and building efficient solutions

  • Leads process, technology improvement efforts, KPIs/OKRs with in quality engineering team and larger part of organization to improve engineer productivity, Speed and Quality.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where resourcefulness, determination, and strong problem-solving skills are necessary for success.

  • Positive attitude and the ability to complete assigned objectives with minimal supervision.

  • Show leadership experience in leading releases / project delivery.

  • Driving actions & shift left strategy to improve Quality

  • Be a Champion for Customer Obsession culture and deliver products/ features that exceeds customer expectations.

  • Coaching his/ her fellow team members on best practices

What does your success look like in the first 90 days?

  • Knowing your partners, building trust with team, dev and product partners

  • Understanding architecture, design and business functionality of applications / products that you support

  • Understand Organization goals

  • Contributing to user story in sprints for your scrum team

  • Contributing to automation and development

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor’s with 7+ yrs of experience or Master’s degree with 5+ yrs of experience in technical field, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent

  • 7+ years of experience as a Developer or QA Engineer or SDET

  • 6+ years working with test processes, methodologies, tools and technology

  • Understanding on CI /CD and have leveraged / implemented CI/CD

  • Hands on experience with automation frameworks like Appium, Xcode, Selenium, TestNG, BDD frameworks/ Cucumber, Saucelabs etc

  • Hands on coding experience in one of the programming languages – C# / Java/ Java script/ .Net

  • Hands on experience with Web services Testing and automation

  • Proficient in SQL, able to understand/write complex SQL queries


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

  • Prior experience working as developer / SDET in Agile/Scrum teams

  • Financial Industry experience

  • Experience with security testing – SAST and DAST and tools is plus

  • Experience with Accessibility Testing is plus

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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