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Quality Assurance, Trading Applications


The ideal candidate has experience in the software development life cycle, QA methodologies, strategies, procedures, technical expertise in scripting and partial and full automation of testing, test case design, test execution and reporting. A strong grasp of equities and derivatives trading is important. Organizational skills, adaptability and attention to detail will be key attributes necessary in navigating overlapping release schedules for multiple proprietary products based on complex concepts.

-Test end-to-end software solutions for trading.
-Testing assignments will be focused on the source, integration and delivery of risk analytics data to all application subscribers, trade and position management applications workflows and event scheduling software.
-Assist QA Leads in writing test plans.
-Work with the development and business teams to clarify requirements.
-Write test cases reflective of requirements.
-Design and execute tests specifically to target application function and performance for risk analytics interfaces and valuation modeling.
-Develop test cases for functional and regression testing, execute test cases and report defects.
-Automate tests via scripting languages (Shell, Python, Ruby, Perl, Groovy, etc.).
-Assist in setting up and supporting test environments.
-Document and update the QA testing process, tests scripts, test results and related material in an organized and thorough manner.
-Work with developers and users to isolate and document software issues.
-Recognize and report issues before they adversely impact the testing schedule and projects.
-Provide meaningful feedback to QA Manager, QA Lead and other testers.
-Participate in planning and facilitating release to production and trader sign-off and adoption of software as needed.

-Prior experience testing options trading applications, such as front-end trader facing applications, options valuation applications, and/or risk evaluation applications.
-Skilled with at least one scripting language such as Python, Shell, Perl, Ruby, etc.
-Exposure to options valuation models and methods.
-Experience testing in Linux environments with no graphical user interfaces.
-Strong prior experience in use of SQL for data verification purposes.
-Experience testing messaging systems (e.g. MSMQ, 29west).
-Clear understanding of software testing methodologies and software development lifecycle.
-Strong problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
-Strong communication skills with a collaborative approach.
-Self motivated and ability to work individually or in a group setting.
-Willingness to design and execute both manual and automated tests.
-Exposure to non-commercial tools for the automation of functional tests.
-Familiarity with one or more high level programming languages such as C, C++, VB etc.
-Optional experience testing in a Citrix environment a plus.
-Knowledge of performance testing a plus.
-Experience working with defect tracking software

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