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Senior QA Engineer

| Chicago

Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) provides software and services that enable clients to communicate with confidence in a complex regulatory environment. With 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, we provide thousands of clients globally with innovative tools for content creation, management and distribution, as well as data analytics and multi-lingual translations services. Leveraging advanced technology, deep-domain expertise and 24/7 support, we deliver cost-effective solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.


Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) is seeking a Lead QA Engineer to ensure the quality of our existing Venue Virtual Data Room product and as it evolves into a set of fault tolerant, autonomously scalable, and performant microservices in Azure. We are seeking a software engineering leader passionate about quality to create and sustain a common quality assurance strategy across multiple software development teams, lead its execution, and drive continuous improvement in software quality. If you are committed to leading others to deliver high quality, maintainable, reliable, performant, and scalable software, this role might be the perfect fit. Come be part of a growing, innovative team that cares about you and your personal growth and development. This role is availible for both our downtown Chicago location or our office located in Downers Grove

What you will do

  • Drive QA and test strategy, including performance and load testing, and execution across multiple development teams
  • Drive common test automation, frameworks and tools, and quality assurance measurement across multiple development teams
  • Lead multiple development teams to validate and verify software with traceability back to requirements
  • Improve effectiveness (coverage) and automation of test suites (unit, integration, regression, smoke, performance, load)
  • Ensure test suite execution time supports a two-week production release cycle without compromising quality
  • Identify risks to quality in architecture and design and develop risk mitigation strategies for development teams to execute during implementation
  • Directly lead remote QA teams to automate tests as part of our Continuous Integration and Delivery release process
  • Identify and integrate new test and test automation improvement opportunities into our Continuous Integration and Delivery release process
  • Create and report KPIs and metrics to actively manage and provide transparency to product quality and QA process effectiveness
  • Design and implement automated test cases within a defined framework to assure the quality of a functional domain; translate existing manual test cases into automated tests
  • Mentor software engineers and QA engineers in QA processes and best practices

Required Skills

  • 10+ years validating and verifying complex distributed polyglot systems in multiple environments using C# / .NET, Java, Scala, and/or C++ to improve quality
  • 5+ years experience using QA automation and test frameworks in a stage gate Continuous Integration and Delivery process to verify and validate software and improve quality
  • Experience driving and/or implementing test strategies and architecture across multiple teams and integrated applications to improve quality
  • Excellent problem solving, leadership, collaboration, and teamwork skills
  • Extensive experience writing automated tests
  • Experience leading multiple small teams to move fast to deliver quality improvement
  • Object-oriented design (SOLID) principles and design patterns
  • API first design building scalable ReSTful APIs, ideally using an IDL like OpenAPI
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Math, or Computer/Electrical Engineering

Nice to haves

  • Containerization and orchestration experience such as Kubernetes or Azure AKS
  • Demonstrated expertise validating and verifying fault tolerant, low latency distributed systems at scale in a cloud utility stack (such as Azure)
  • Simplicity is your goal – even when it takes more work to achieve that goal
  • You insist on a Continuous Integration workflow with zero-downtime deploys
  • Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Math, or Computer/Electrical Engineering

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • TeradataDatabases


Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am working among an extremely smart group of people, of which I have created great friendships with. During lunch break we play board games and have interesting technical and financial discussions. It’s exciting to wake up and go to work knowing that I’ll be collaborating with some of the best colleagues I’ve had in my career.


Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.


Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team at DFIN is comfortable to work with or learn any part of the tech stack. They effectively communicate during meetings to help plan out our next projects as a team, and they ask other members of the team for support if they happen to get stuck while coding.


Associate Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
(Discuss our CTO?)
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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