Senior Software Engineer in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 7/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to our Quality Assurance Manager, the Senior Software Engineer (a.k.a. Solutions Developer III) will be responsible for developing test automation suites for our Point of Sale echo-system. Using their experience in software engineering with Microsoft technologies, they will design, implement, and execute automated solutions at scale that complements our existing test suite and leveraging SmartBear TestComplete. In addition, the Automation Engineer will lend his/her experience and to support the software development life cycle (SDLC) from the early stages in requirements gathering, to user acceptance and regression testing, through production release. This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.


  • Design and develop test automation architecture and solutions using .net/c#, .net core, SQL Server, Transact SQL (TSQL)
  • Build and validate automated scripts to integrate into a CI/CD pipeline for automation and reduce our time to market in Azure DevOps/Octopus Deploy
  • SmartBear TestComplete and other tools to ensure the quality of deliverables
  • Collaborate with product and integration development teams to enhance knowledge of business systems to better contribute to the architecture of testing suites and accompanying automation
  • Develop testing solutions exercising Web Services/API Technologies, Microservices, and design principles in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Design dashboards to effectively communicate software test results to invested stakeholders
  • Develop a deep understanding of business processes and integration points to provide a more robust end to end testing automation
  • Document and maintain test automation scripts, architecture and processes
  • Partner with QA analysts to build RTMs and Test plans
  • Foster a collaborative environment focused on continuous improvement


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 5+ years of work experience using the full Microsoft stack (C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, etc.)
  • Experience in automated testing for UI (WPF, WinForms, Web Pages, Console), Web Services (REST/SOAP), Postman/Soap UI, and Unit Tests
  • XML/JSON building, parsing, and shredding
  • Successful implementation of a large automation suite using industry-standard automation tool(s)
  • Experience in BDD and building a full automation suite
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate with all levels within the organization
  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future


  • Experience with Automation Testing Tools like UI Path, Coded UI, Selenium, Cucumber or HP TestCenter
  • Successful implementation of a large automation suite using SmartBear TestComplete
  • Experience automating WPF and web application testing
  • Visual Studio 2013/2015/2017/2019
  • Experience working in cloud technologies, Azure/AWS/GCP
  • TFS Version control system/Git Version Control System
  • TFS Test Explorer/DevOps


  • Annual salary of $97,400


  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Voluntary life/ AD&D
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave, and jury duty
  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers
  • Business casual work environment

Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the United States. We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital. Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country. Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named several times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.