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Test Data Engineer Consultant (REMOTE)

    • Remote (United States)
  • Digital, Data & Technology

Description

At Thrivent, we are focused on a digital transformation that will deliver modern, innovative experiences for our clients, financial advisors, and employees. We are investing in data and technology, using DevOps practices, and building an engineering culture of empowered technical experts. Our technologists are involved in work that includes cloud native development, digital architecture and integration, automation, cloud data platforms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as well as maximizing platforms such as Salesforce, AWS and Microsoft.

The Test Data Engineer Consultant will work to develop and implement physical and virtual test data management and test environment solutions across the organization. They develop test data management strategies and plans relevant to each test environment (Dev, Sys and ITE) to provide right-sized, production-like, re-usable and secured test data per data requirements. The Test Data Engineer Consultant coordinates with other teams to ensure quality solution delivery across the organization.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Key responsibilities include source system data analysis, business & privacy data requirements definition, data discovery, profiling, masking & monitoring rules definition and overall data provisioning for setting up a test environment.
  • Works closely with application subject matter experts/business partners/testers to determine appropriate data sources and to define data provisioning mechanism based on the need for test data
  • Learn and contribute to the design of data management and any future transformation of the test environment landscape
  • Works very closely with Application Availability, Compliance and Support teams leads to maintain and support all test environments to maintain SLAs and applicable policies / standard
  • Participates in all phases of a solution delivery including test data and env requirements gathering and provisioning the required test data in the appropriate test environment
  • Conducts full lifecycle activities including requirements analysis and design, develop and deliver capabilities, and continuously monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements around Test Data and Test Env management process
  • Act as a technical expert in their field, focused on the technical aspects of test data discovery, fabrication, service virtualization, test harnesses, architecture, test data provisioning, test SME and maintenance providing the proper solution based on the test environments
  • Create and maintain a roadmap for Test Data and Test Env Management, including design and implementation of appropriate tools & capabilities in collaboration with governance teams
  • Oversee and direct efforts to identify information and technology solutions that enable business needs and strategies. 
  • Lead efforts to analyze IT industry and market trends and determine potential impacts.
  • Develop concepts and constructs necessary to create technology-enabled business systems.
  • Utilize breadth of technical understanding and dive deep when necessary.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and technical guidance to others to drive initiatives.
  • Facilitate communications that involve obtaining cooperation and agreement on issues that may be complex or controversial.
  • Oversee set up of test data and virtual environment based on functional test requirements utilizing Enterprise standard tool sets
  • Coordinates the scheduling of, creation of and tearing down of virtual test beds on demand
  • Participate in off-hour support of test environments and during disaster recovery exercise as needed
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging developments / trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses impact and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions
  • Identify, recommend, implement and optimize solutions, techniques and tools for making the test data and environment procurement, provisioning and conditioning processes efficient, and faster with a goal of moving towards ‘on-demand’ solutions
  • Works closely with Business, Development and Test partners to deliver test data that meet defined requirements for new and existing IT solutions along with improving application availability in test environments
  • Allocate and manage test data on all platforms using Test Data Management (TDM) tools
  • Design and implement tools to provide self-service capabilities, remove Test Data Management from the critical path of the project and protect data corruption between development teams that may be performing con-current testing
  • Training and mentoring of staff and implementing best practices
  • Serves as a resource manager to team members and applicable internal / external stakeholders on more complex assignments / projects for the assigned area(s) of responsibility

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Business, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in Technology related field including 3+ years prior lead experience
  • Expert knowledge of Test Data and Test Env Management concepts and tools and implementing those solutions for large systems
  • Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking and leadership skills

*This role can sit 100% remote or hybrid

We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.

At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.

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Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to  human.resources@thrivent.com  or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

Test Data Engineer Consultant (REMOTE)

Remote (United States)

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