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Software Engineer in Test

Ready to hire!  Will relocate and will sponsor visa's.  Looking for a Software Engineer with a desire to be part of a QA team and develop testing tools/scripts and use those tools/scripts to test applications.

Fantastic opportunity on the Quality Assurance team for a dynamic individual who will research, design, develop, and use automated testing tools for the Quality Assurance team.  The Engineer enhances existing and builds new test automation tools, then leverages these proprietary tools along with commercial tools to test applications.

Candidates should understand the value of customer satisfaction and the need to exceed expectations in a QA role.  The ideal candidate has experience with multiple SDLC approaches, QA methodologies, test strategies and procedures, as well as technical expertise in scripting and high level programming languages.  Organizational skills, adaptability, and attention to detail will be key attributes necessary to successfully work on parallel efforts for multiple complex proprietary products.


-Build automated testing tools and scripts for driving application tests (75% of time in development)
-Use above testing tools to contribute to ongoing testing efforts of applications (25% of time in testing)
-Build automation around environment management / monitoring, software deployment, and configuration via custom tools and/or commercial software integration
-Act as a Subject Matter Expert on test tool development approaches and techniques, staying abreast of new test automation trends, products, and technologies on the market.
-Familiarize oneself with the testing techniques and strategies used throughout the QA team and proactively identify new opportunities to incorporate automation to continually improve efficiency and consistency.
-Promote the adoption of test tools / harnesses that are developed throughout QA team via training, documentation, and keeping ease of use top of mind.
-Liaison with developers outside of QA to build understanding of test automation efforts underway across the firm and knowledge share
-Understand firm and QA priorities and align test automation work to these priorities
-Plan one’s work into agile-like sprints, breaking down tasks into discrete pieces, estimating effort, and updating status leveraging a Kanban board
-Anticipate issues and bottlenecks before they adversely impact test schedule and projects
-Assist with management of testing environments
-Executes tests and writes defects


-5 years of object-oriented development experience
-Proficiency in C++ highly preferred, but will consider other languages if candidates have strong Python scripting capabilities
-Scripting capabilities required; Python preferred
-3+ years of experience developing test automation tools for complex applications; must have prior experience in automating testing for non-web based applications and/or systems where record/playback is not feasible.
-Willingness to execute both manual and automated tests as needed in addition to development responsibilities
-Has a proven record of successfully planning, designing, developing, and using automated testing tools
-Strong knowledge of automated test methodologies is essential, including automated test script development, automated test tool/utility development, and participation in establishment of an automated testing framework
-Clear understanding of Software Testing Lifecycle
-Experience testing in Linux environments with no graphical user interfaces
-Experience in use of SQL for data verification purposes a plus
-Experience with messaging protocols (e.g. MSMQ, 29west, TIBCO) a plus
-Experience with environment management / monitoring tools, software deployment tools, and configuration tools a plus
-Experience working in the financial industry (preferably a trading company, exchange or trading industry vendor) a plus
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university desired
-Strong communication skills with a collaborative approach
-Self-motivated and ability to work individually or in a group setting

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