At Morningstar, we believe in building great products in-house in a highly collaborative, agile environment where we focus on technical excellence, the user experience, and continuous improvement. Our technologists represent a range of skills and experience levels, but they all view their work as a craft and push technology’s boundaries to find new and better ways to serve investors.

SDET/ QA Automation Engineer at Morningstar
 The Team:

Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company’s infrastructure, the Technology team consists of talented developers, network architects, and IT experts who help make technology one of Morningstar’s core strengths. Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications, to software as a service (SaaS) delivered from our private cloud, we push technology’s boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals.

The Role:

As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you will work closely with developers, product managers, IT operations, and quality assurance teams to build and execute automated test scripts.  Our teams work on UI (web, mobile, and desktop) and web service automation.  We build customized testing tool to meet the project need. Our teams also play integral role with other teams on test automation and continuous integration.

We have several openings for SDET across multiple teams requiring various types of expertise in automated testing. These positions are based in our Chicago office.


• Build test automation suites, as well as play a part in maintaining our existing suite of automated tests to be used by development and manual test engineers.

• Analyze user requirements and product architecture to derive testing requirements.

• Build, execute, and debug automated functional and back-end tests.

• Diagnose problems and report bugs and enhancements to Development.

• Ensure efficient and stable builds in contentious integration environment.

• Work with development and functional QA teams to make decisions around what to automate.


• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent plus a minimum of 2.5  years of working experience in a related field.

• Strong experience with OO programming and concepts.

• Excellent understanding and knowledge of software quality assurance practice.

• Ability to mentor junior members of the test automation team including those in our overseas locations.

• Hands on experience in Java, C#, JUnit/TestNG, Jenkins, Selenium, FitNesse, SoapUI, Javascript, HTML5, CSS, Maven, one or two scripting languages Groovy,

  Python, Ruby, Git are required

• Experience with test automation tools as well as deployment tools, like uDeploy.

• Experience in TDD, continuous integration, and code review practice is strongly desired.

• Strong awareness of activities in the open source world and contributing back to open source is a big plus.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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Why work with us
We’re an ambitious group, driven by our passion to make investing better. Imagining the next big thing is in our blood—it’s transformed us from a company with just a few employees in 1984 to a leading independent investment research company with a worldwide presence today.
There are no corner offices in our Chicago headquarters. In fact, there are no offices at all. At Morningstar, our open environment reflects our belief that anyone at any level can voice their ideas and take part in making them happen. You’ll see little of the typical corporate hierarchy here, with no rigid structures or barriers between people or teams. Morningstar employees enjoy a fluid work environment where they are given both the resources and opportunities to pursue a fulfilling career.
Perks & Benefits
Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.
Morningstar offers medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and their families. Our philosophy is to provide access to excellent health care while maintaining low out-of-pocket costs.
Morningstar provides three tools to help employees maintain work-life balance—vacation, sabbatical, and leave. There’s no “use it or lose it” vacation policy at Morningstar. Employees take the time they need with their manager’s approval.
On top of the major benefits, we believe in preserving the little things that make a workplace friendlier. Some of these perks include: Casual dress every day, Open, egalitarian environment, Free beverages, Free bagels every Wednesday, Social events year-round, At-cost subscriptions to products for family members and friends, Employee discounts at selected merchants and retailers.

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