Principal Engineer - Quality Engineering Delivery Lead

Prudential Financial   •  

Moosic, PA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 39 days ago


Principal Engineer- Quality Engineering Delivery Lead plays a crucial role to ensure we have strong delivery assurance, adhere to IT delivery compliance, implement the right technology frameworks for functional requirements and non-functional requirements, collaborate on broader initiatives (e.g. test environment management & test data management) and coordinate initiatives across the enterprise. The Principal Engineer is responsible for leading and developing a team of Quality Engineers as well as coaching on best quality engineering practices across automation, test management, data, environment, defects, shift left, and customer centricity.


  • Define & document End to End test strategy for certifying validating project/ initiative.
  • End to end test strategy should comprise of –
    • Mapping customer journey cutting across multiple scrum teams by stitching UI/UX, user stories and technical dependencies together for mocking/testing customer experience in lower tiers.
    • Elaborated customer centric flows with suitable level of technical details (to bridge gaps between business & technology) with Customer Centricity in core.
    • Identifying customer usability feedback and enhancing testing validations based on believed expectations of the customer
    • Definition of engineering checks to validate system for resiliency (examples but not limited to data privacy checks, negative tests, services checks & boundary level conditions)
    • Standardize interventions/dependencies for each scrum teams as per customer journey
    • Customer experience should be defined from Usability perspective as well (easiness to use portals across devices and error check mechanisms)
    • In-Scope (i.e. end to end customer specific flows) & Out of scope
    • Dependencies (especially, other line of business/ cross business units) and framework for working methodologies
    • Testing Milestones projection - Intermittent, periodic, major
    • Process Leverage – defects, execution reporting, risk mitigation & contingency, production readiness
    • NFR testing schedules – Performance, Security, Accessibility (at high level)
    • Quality Engineering best practices – shift left mindset, unit testing, continuous testing, automation strategy
    • Production readiness/ "Go-No Go" criteria
  • Implement End-to-End Test Automation and Tools Strategies / Roadmaps, including Non-functional (performance, security, ADA) testing
  • Support Test Automation Solution Planning and Estimation. Analyze current architecture and test platforms to formulate a vision for growth and expansion.
  • Perform detailed test designs using sound software test engineering principals in the context of test automation platforms and integration across distributed systems
  • Collaboratively elaborate requirements to enable Behavior/Test Driven Development (BDD/TDD) with BAs and developers
  • Perform tasks required for automated test implementation including review acceptance criteria (Gherkin scripts), create automation framework using Cucumber, integration/regression test scenarios, implement data management strategy, and generate required reports.
  • Improve existing test automation frameworks (i.e. make them faster, more flexible and easier to use). Utilize parallel processing or grid systems to speed up the tests
  • Experience in automation with multi-tenant architectures, Mainframes, Omni, Linux & Bash
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in Test Automation including planning, assessments, script development & maintenance with on- prem and cloud environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Computer Science, a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years’ quality engineering experience with a minimum of 10 years' experience in Test Automation including planning, assessments, script development & maintenance with on- prem and cloud environment.
  • 5+ years’ people management experience, as well as experience in capacity planning, epic allocation for staffing needs.
  • Strong knowledge and working experience of Quality Engineering frameworks
  • Strong in Non-functional Testing phases (performance, Accessibility, security)
  • Strong understanding of Test Data Automation (TDM), Environments, Production Support/ BAU.?Experience in taking requirements for TDM, assessing opportunities and contributing towards roadmap for TDM & environments
  • Experience with tools such as Informatica, DATPROF, CA Test Data Manager (Datamaker), HP, Delphix a big plus
  • Work experience in Agile & waterfall Projects
  • Clear, professional communication skills (listening, oral and written communications)
  • Strong relationship building and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated track record as a team player.