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Senior Test Specialist

  • Location: New York, New York, 10013
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 17 days ago

Terrific 12+ month contract opportunity in New York, New York for a Senior Test Specialist. Will work within the technology group specializing in the testing of Velocity 2.0. The candidate will be experienced in working in a fast paced Agile/TDD/BDD environment and be experienced in test leading the delivery of new products, of utilizing test automation solutions for a FX, Rates and Commodity single dealer trading platform.
  • Planning and implementation of Test Plans for functional and non-functional testing.
  • Will be actively involved in hands on test case design & development, test case execution, test automation development, reviews of requirements, and other project artifacts.
  • Quantify and track test coverage.
  • Help design Automation KPIs, track and report on corresponding metrics.
  • Making the QA team the quality gate before software products are delivered to our clients.
  • Assist in the designing and implementation of automation frameworks
  • Providing training and guidance to existing members of the team and new hires on established test automation process and methodologies.
  • Identify and highlight ways to continuously optimize the way in which QA function operates to create an efficient, scalable team.
  • Work with the business and Production Support to capture requirements, investigate issues and trap defects with regression tests.
  • Hands on, Senior Testing/QA experience, proven experience of test cycle and release management.
  • Strong technical skills e.g., Java, Ruby or any other programming language to a good level.
  • Strong knowledge of test automation methodologies and experience of implementing test automation best practices.
  • Have clear understanding of the banking environment, a strong interest in financial markets.
  • Experience of working within a global functional QA Test team within the financial sector or for major bank or client.
  • Experience of working in Agile development teams.
  • Knowledge of BDD/TDD.
  • ISEB or ISTQB certification preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of test methodologies and experience of implementing best practices.
  • Professional experience with QA tools like HP ALM, requirements management tools, issue tracking tools e.g., Jira.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Java, Ruby, Unix, Unix scripting, SQL, Python preferred.
  • Experience with test automation tools. Proven track record in successful automation of the testing for large platforms.
  • Experience of developing, extending and executing test automation frameworks for both functional and non-functional tests.
  • Technically capable and will be expected to have hands-on involvement in managing a QA/UAT test environment.
  • Business domain knowledge of FX, Rates and Commodity Trading e.g., Pricing, Order Execution, and Trading/Auto hedge risk management will be a significant advantage.
  • Experience with high-volume low-latency highly available IT systems, understanding of their architecture and SLAs.
  • Experience of non-functional testing including latency and performance testing.
If this is a perfect fit, Apply now!