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QA Engineer
Ref No.: 18-05663
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
QA Engineer

The QA Engineer will be responsible for manual testing and creating automated testing solutions/scripts for our Algorithmic trading applications. The QA Engineer should be flexible, able to multitask in a fast-paced team environment where time to market is key. The QA Engineer should also be independent, quick learner and effective communicator as this role requires working with various teams.

Description/Responsibilities:
  • Develop detailed test plans, execute these tests per plan and analyze and report the test results.
  • Design and create automated test frameworks and test scripts using a scripting or development language.
  • Maintain and extend automation frameworks ensuring they are kept up to date for maximum test coverage.
  • Assist developers in quickly investigating problems reported in UAT and production systems, and in reproducing the scenarios.
  • Provide feedback on both technical and business issues to Product Management and Software Engineers.
  • Contribute to the integrity of the test plans, test cases, test data, and test environments.
  • Upgrade and maintain updated unit testing and integration testing environments.
  • Open issue/defect reports and record problems in defect tracking software.
  • Be a team player and effective communicator with various teams. Be a quick learner and contributor.

Qualifications/Required Skills:
  • Proven knowledge of quality assurance and software testing methodologies.
  • Proven knowledge of server and backend testing.
  • Experience working in a Windows, UNIX, LINUX environments.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as, Perl, Python, PowerShell, Lua, etc.
  • Experience in writing automation frameworks.
  • Previous experience diagnosing and resolving complex test environment configuration issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication - must be able to clearly describe and discuss problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a part of both large and small teams in a fast paced, team oriented environment.
  • Experience with source control tools – preferred.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies – preferred.
  • Knowledge of Equity markets – preferred.