Senior Test Automation Engineer in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 8/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Cottonwood Financial Services is hiring a Test Automation Engineer III (aka Senior Test Automation Engineer) that will be responsible for developing test automation suites to support our custom developed applications. Here at Cottonwood, we operate very quickly and time to market is imperative for projects that affect income. Using your experience in test automation and software engineering, you will design, implement, and execute automated solutions at scale that complement our existing test suite and leveraging existing test automation tools. In addition, you will use your 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. We are seeking candidates that believe customer service is paramount and who want to be a part of a dynamic team delivering world class results. If that describes you, we would love to have you on the team. This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.


  • Design and develop test automation architecture framework and solutions using JavaScript and SQL Server, Transact SQL (TSQL)
  • Build and validate automated scripts to integrate in a CI/CD pipeline for automation and reduce our time to market in Azure DevOps/Octopus Deploy
  • Collaborate with product and integration development teams to enhance knowledge of business systems to better contribute to the architecture of testing suites and accompanying automations
  • 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
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to other members of the Test Automation team


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Military/other experience
  • At least 5 years of work experience in any of the test automation tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, SmartBear TestComplete, UI Path, Coded UI, QTP and/or UFT
  • At least 3 years of work experience using JavaScript and SQL Server
  • Experience in automated testing for UI (WPF, WinForms, Web Pages, Console), Web Services (REST/SOAP), Postman/Soap UI, and Unit Tests
  • Experience in XML/JSON building, parsing, and shredding
  • Successful implementation of a large automation suite using industry-standard automation tool(s)
  • Experience in building and maintaining automation frameworks supporting multithreaded execution in DevOps CI/CD
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate with all levels within the organization


  • At least 1 year of manual QA testing experience
  • JavaScript or any programming language certification is a plus
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio 2013/2015/2017/2019
  • Experience working in cloud technologies, Azure/AWS/GCP
  • Experience with TFS Version control system/Git Version Control System
  • Experience with TFS Test Explorer/DevOps
  • Agile methodology experience (Agile, Scrum, SAFe, etc)
  • Strong technical troubleshooting, problem-solving, organizational and critical thinking skills


  • 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.