SDET - Automation Testing

Location: Herndon, Virginia US


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Requisition Number: 1791

Position Title:

External Description:


For a large financial services client, we are seeking Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) with Automation, to work on a 1 year or longer project to build customer facing products.  You will lead application automation and testing of large-scale, mission critical systems and apply engineering expertise in building and evolving test frameworks and methodologies to support quality and reliability of our systems.


  • Facilitate the design and development of automated test methodologies, collaborate 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.
  • Support test engineering efforts to implement enterprise frameworks to enhance overall testing capabilities.
  • Write and execute System and User Acceptance strategies, plans and scripts for the migration of a relational data warehouse that is being retired.
  • Leverage coding expertise to develop and maintain test tools and frameworks to validate unit, integration and functional tests of the system.
  • Create appropriate test scenarios and data sets.
  • Work with lines of business, technology, and operations to determine priorities, and schedule of releases.
  • Document test procedures and issues.
  • Support testing AND automation of testing for a range of projects from defect fixes and enhancements to strategic initiatives.
  • Log bugs and enhancements into the defect tracking and planning tool.
  • Escalate key testing issues and provide feedback to the stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all requirements are covered in the testing, that it is completed within established time and that objectives conform to the user requirements and line of business.
  • Provide input and shape SIT & UAT processes in line with industry best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • 2+ years experience building, testing, and operating software on AWS.
  • 3+ years of testing engineering experience with test automation frameworks and performance engineering frameworks
  • 2+ years of Mainframe (COBOL) development and support experience
  • Experience with direct manual testing that includes crafting and translating test strategies into test plans and schedules; creating test scripts/cases/data; and executing test scripts.
  • Significant experience working with different automation frameworks such as BDD (Behavioral Driven Development), Data Driven, Test Driven Development (TDD) and Hybrid.
  • Experience with Test Automation technologies such as Cucumber, Gherkin, Selenium and Sauce Labs is a must.
  • Deep expertise in test methodology, process, planning, and execution.
  • Prefer experience with financial data/systems, particularly with mortgage and/or loan-level data.  

City: Herndon

State: Virginia

Community / Marketing Title: SDET - Automation Testing

Company Profile:

The Oakleaf Group is a premier advisory firm with expertise in risk management and financial modeling for the mortgage and banking industries. We serve publicly traded and privately held banks and non-bank mortgage firms, government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, institutional asset managers and hedge funds. Founded in 2007, our firm’s over 100 professionals are located in the Washington, DC and New York City metro areas, serving clients across North America and Europe. 

We differentiate ourselves through our approach to client relationships. We begin with the belief that each client relationship will be permanent and ongoing, spanning across engagements. We invest in communication and research to ensure that we fully understand the drivers of every client’s short and long term success. We align our goals to those of our clients, and we continuously monitor and adjust to ensure that the relationship stays strong. 

It’s on the foundation of strong client relationships and aligned objectives that we provide expertise-infused advisory services and technology-aware implementation assistance that drive client success.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Herndon, Virginia US

CountryEEOText_Description: 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.

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