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Senior SDET I

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2023

Business Unit:

Global Information Technology

Reporting To:

Manager, Application Development


EMEA/UK (Mar-Nov 1:30 pm – 10:30 pm IST / Nov-Mar 2:30 pm – 11:30 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 87-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm is the world’s sixth-largest investment adviser, with $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of June 30, 2022) and $288.3 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai – and has opened a new office in Mumbai, India in June 2023.

Joining the new Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be one of the first to join this new team based out of Goregaon (East) in Mumbai and be a part of creating the foundation and culture for the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates 5-days a week from Monday to Friday with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior SDET to join our team and play a critical role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our software products. As a Senior SDET, you will play a pivotal role in designing and implementing test strategies, developing automation frameworks, and collaborating with the development team to create robust, scalable, and maintainable software.

Years of Experience

5-7 years of experience as an SDET or QA Engineer, with a focus on .NET applications.


  • Bachelor's degree (Computer Science/Engineering).

  • Proficiency in Selenium, SQL, C# and the .NET framework.

  • Strong experience with test automation tools and frameworks.

  • Knowledge of testing methodologies, best practices, and industry standards.

  • Familiarity with CI/CD concepts and tools.

  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Collaborate with product managers and developers to understand project requirements.

  • Define test strategies and create comprehensive test plans.

  • Identify and prioritize test cases based on risk and critical functionality.

  • Plan and execute performance and load testing as needed.

  • Write clear, maintainable, and efficient code for test scripts.

  • Continuously improve test automation coverage and effectiveness.

  • Execute manual and automated test cases to identify defects and ensure application functionality meets requirements.

  • Identify and report software defects with clear, detailed descriptions.

  • Integrate test automation into the CI/CD pipeline for automated regression testing.

  • Review and provide feedback on the code quality and testability of application code.

  • Promote best practices for software testing and quality assurance within the team.

Candidate Requirements

  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills to identify and report software defects effectively.

  • Proficiency in test automation tools and frameworks specific to .NET, like Selenium WebDriver, Appium (for mobile applications), or specialized .NET testing libraries, is crucial.

  • Proficiency in C#, SQL, Selenium is essential since .NET applications are primarily developed in C#.

  • Understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies for effective collaboration with development teams in an iterative and incremental development process.

  • Understanding and experience with CI/CD tools such as Octopus, Teamcity, Jenkins, or Azure DevOps is necessary for integrating test automation into the development pipeline.

  • Knowledge of API testing tools and concepts, such as Postman or Swagger, is beneficial for testing web services and APIs in .NET applications.

  • Familiarity with web technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and RESTful APIs, is valuable for testing web-based .NET applications.

Core Values

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills with all levels of management

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and meet frequent deadlines,

  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability.

  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective and exude initiative and a sense of urgency.

  • Exemplifies our customer-focused, action-oriented, results-driven culture.

  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities, has a desire for continuous learning, and proposes solutions.

  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.

  • Dedicated to the firm’s values of non-negotiable integrity, valuing our people, exceeding client expectations, and embracing intellectual curiosity and rigor.