The Hartford Lead, Software Development Engineer in Test in WINDSOR, Connecticut

Title: Lead, Software Development Engineer in Test

Location: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte

Other Locations: United States-Connecticut-Windsor

Job Number: 1801078

Lead, Software Development Engineer in Test

The Hartford

Charlotte, NC OR Windsor, CT

Are you ready to grow your career in a fast paced evolving organization?

Are you excited about technology and learning and implementing new tools?

Are you interested in developing and building frameworks for automated testing?

Enterprise Quality is undergoing a huge transformation and we are looking to change the way we do testing. The Enterprise Quality Assurance team is architecting and designing the QA ecosystem for the Data, Analytics and SOA Platform. As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), you will play a pivotal role to establish frameworks for automated testing, SOA, Service virtualization, Enterprise data and data quality assurance in addition to helping the organization move towards Continuous testing practices.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the development team and contributing to building quality upfront by contributing to unit testing, code review and increased automated testing.

  • Participate in architecture and design reviews and offer thought leadership in driving efficiencies throughout the Software development life cycle.

  • Own and lead the Enterprise transformation roadmap and help implement continuous testing principles.

  • Work with multiple vendors, IT leaders, and business teams to align automated testing priorities with IT strategies

  • Champion the usage and adoption of automated testing and related tools (in-house and new external tools) across the organization

  • Develop code that conforms to The Hartford coding standards and industry best practices.

  • Plan and implement Proof of concepts and pilots for new tools and technology evaluation

  • Using Analytics to identify patterns/create predictive models for day to day use cases

  • Lead initiatives for Performance testing and Security testing to build quality into the product

Tools and Technologies

Need to have:

  • Selenium

  • Java/Python programming

  • Junit/Nunit

  • Jenkins

  • Soap UI

  • Quality center

  • CA Agile Central (Rally)

Nice to have:

  • Hadoop

  • JMeter

  • Cucumber/Gherkin

  • Informatica

  • Delphix

  • Appscan

  • Checkmarx

  • SonarQube

  • Perfecto/Mobile Labs

  • Appium for Mobile Automation


  • 5-8 years of experience in Software testing and validation with over 5 years of hands on expertise in developing and scripting automated test (using Selenium/JavaScript) in a corporate environment

  • 2 years of experience in working in an Agile environment and setting up the DevOps delivery and testing pipeline (CI/CD)

  • Strong experience in developing and implementing End to End test strategies covering all aspects of quality including security and performance

  • Experience in partnering with the development team to understand (Java/DotNet) code to help drive code quality upfront

  • Ability to configure and use Service virtualization tools

  • Experience in analyzing data and identifying patterns and performing data profiling to optimize and model outcomes

  • Experience in Insurance/Financial domain is nice to have

  • Preferred diverse background in Digital/Mobile/Web testing

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively across all levels

  • Proven experience in executing and driving established roadmaps for transformation and influencing across a matrixed organization

  • Ability to take a proactive, problem-solving/trouble-shooting approach to identifying and solving problems

  • BS in Computer Science or technical degree

Behaviors at the Hartford:

  • Deliver Outcomes – Demonstrate a bias for speed and execution that serves our shareholders and customers.

  • Operate as a Team Player – Work together to drive solutions for the good of The Hartford.

  • Build Strong Partnerships – Demonstrate integrity and build trust with others.

  • Strive for Excellence – Motivate yourself and others to achieve high standards and continuously improve.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

Job: IT Quality Assurance

Primary LocationUnited States-North Carolina-Charlotte

Other LocationsUnited States-Connecticut-Windsor


Job LevelTeam Leader

Education LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job TypeStandard

ShiftDay Job

Employee StatusRegular

Overtime StatusExempt


PostingApr 23, 2018, 9:48:18 AM

Remote Worker OptionNo

The Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.