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Lead Software Test Engineer

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 11/21/2017 9:02:46 AM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description


Are you energetic about using web technologies, open-source frameworks, and cutting-edge tools in a dynamic environment? Do you enjoy applying your technical acumen to clarify and understand requirements, then ensure test approach and test coverage are well defined? Then we want you on our next-generation legal product development team at Thomson Reuters!

Thomson Reuters Technology team in Eagan, MN is looking for a highly-motivated engineer who is passionate about delivering quality products to our customers. Our Technology team works in an innovative and fast-paced environment, building large-scale systems and solutions for attorneys and customers in the Litigation practice areas.  We seek a results-driven, team-oriented, self-motivated leader who combines exceptional software quality credentials with a high degree of business acumen to lead our quality measurement and automation efforts for web-based applications and SaaS solutions and products.

The Lead Software Test Engineer will provide technical leadership to the software quality testers on automation tools, automation frameworks, and general QA automation best practices.  You will partner with development teams to streamline quality processes, tools, technologies and automation to maintain superior product quality and high team efficiency.

In this exciting role, you will be accountable for the development and implementation of robust test automation frameworks, and general QA automation best practices for our web based applications and services. You will also be responsible for test metrics and reporting as a measure of quality assurance throughout our Agile release schedule.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for overall end-to-end product and/or multi-product integration quality to ensure product quality.
  • Lead automation strategy, approach and best practices. Establishes a consistent, scalable testing framework that complements the continuous delivery of cloud-native/web applications.
  • Develop robust automation frameworks that meet our Global Legal application/solution needs and will scale for future growth across a variety of technologies.
  • Design and implement a process for delivering automation within agile delivery teams, including automation criteria.
  • Provide metrics upon execution of smoke and regression suites to establish baselines and track quality and efficiency improvements over time.
  • Ensure code quality, leveragability, scalability (performance & scale tests), maintainability (cyclomatic complexity), and product integration quality.
  • Coach and provide technical leadership to others on the team.
  • Communicate software testing and automation best practices with team; including new and emerging technologies.

Qualifications and Desired Skills


  • 7+ years of experience in one or more programming languages, software engineering methodologies, and software quality tools:
    • C#/.NET,  MS Visual Studio
    • Java, Eclipse
    • Test Complete
    • Selenium
    • SOAP UI/Groovy
    • SQL (Oracle, DB2, SQL Server)
    • JUnit, NUnit MS Test
    • XML
    • Visual Basic
  • Proven experience in creating Quality Strategy and setting Quality direction to ensure product quality over the life of the project, including product integration activities is highly desired.
  • Proven experience with developing testing automation frameworks for large scale web or SaaS applications.
  • Experience with developing, writing and executing robust test scripts.
  • Experience with developing both front-end and back-end automation tests.
  • Understanding of security best practices for web development.
  • Experience with Agile software development practices.


  • Strong technical aptitude and experience with the software tools and techniques used in software development and automated testing.
  • Demonstrated technology leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements into test strategy and test cases.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to get work done through others.
  • Must be motivated; a self-starter, results oriented individual with a successful track record.
  • Ability to define testing tasks and provide estimates in agile development environment for integration and end-to-end quality.
  • Ability to research new and emerging technologies and automation tools/frameworks.
  • Effective time management, ability to plan and prioritize work effectively.
  • Ability to lead automation initiatives across teams and department.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and build solid relationships with team members.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to present ideas and document artifacts to business, technology and executive audiences.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience required.  Computer Science degree preferred.
  • 7+ years of related experience.

Why is Thomson Reuters a great place for me to work?

Each of us brings a unique perspective to our work. That perspective is shaped by where we live, the business we advance, and the decisions we influence. But true impact isn't something any of us achieves alone. It's only possible when ideas connect and talents are shared. Together, the power of our perspectives will move the world. That's why you're being invited to bring it.

What are Thomson Reuters’ core values?

Trust:  We act with integrity and independence by holding ourselves and each other to be ethical and reliable in all we do.              

Partnership: We work together, with each other, with our customers and with industry partners to deliver superior results and experiences.

Innovation: We innovate to serve our customers, drive our growth and win in dynamic business environments.

Performance: We deliver results, excelling at work that positively impacts the world.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Req #: JREQ094680
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Job Function: Technology Development
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