Lead SDET - Quality Engineering


Date: Jul 24, 2021

Location: Jersey City, NJ, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




Location: Jersey City, NJ (New Jersey) (Primary), Lebanon, NJ (New Jersey), New York, NY (New York)


The SDET Lead will manage test life cycle activities within New York Life ‘Investments’ business unit in complying with the organization’s QA processes. Some key responsibilities are to drive and lead our functional automation testing of underlying application, support UAT and implement innovative test automation solutions to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the testing process while demonstrating a sense of leadership and also guide the testing team.  


Additional Responsibilities

  • Define, prepare, and monitor end to end testing for the defined job scope
  • Review and drive test strategies and test plans to ensure test processes adherence
  • Execute testing activities projects meeting timelines aligning to project plan
  • Identify and perform non-functional testing based on project scope and effectively engage with matrix team in the larger organization for execution
  • Manage vendor team testing activities in a global delivery model (offshore heavy)
  • Guide testers in testing approach and demonstrate leadership by example
  • Lead end to end defects management and analyze the root cause identified with the larger project teams
  • Provide strategic and tactical improvements of test management standards and procedures
  • Responsible for administrative review/approvals following organization policies and procedures
  • Provide input and coordinate with stakeholders to build and manage a project plan, timelines, and budget


Skills Required

  • College Graduate Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems/Business Management or other related fields
  • 9-15+ years of overall experience, of which at least 5 years are in a QA / QE environment
  • Expert level knowledge in test automation solutions, including the ability and knowledge to be hands-on
  • Strong SQL knowlegde
  • A basic to moderate understanding on UNIX
  • Excellent understanding of SDET processes and best practices
  • Investment/Asset Management domain knowledge and background a plus
  • Should have experience in using JIRA, and test management tools
  • Should have the experience and demonstrated level of comfort to be able to lead a team of 6-8 offshore-based resources
  • Strong leadership, collaborative and solid communications skills to manage our internal business and stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively lead a team under challenging situations


Desired Skills:

  • Prior developement experirence a plus
  • Prior exposure to Tableau is a plus




Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by our Foundation. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 83501




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