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Lead QA / SDET Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02834
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/04/2018
Role Summary:

The Lead QA/SDET Engineer position will contribute to the continued evolution of the company's application suite.   The Lead will work closely with the Application development teams, the Product Management team, and the Client Experience teams to ensure timely delivery of high-quality software solutions spanning multiple technology platforms.  The Lead will manage a team of QA/SDET engineers to deliver high quality software applications through the continuing development of automated tests as well as performing and leading manual tests.   The individual must be a technical hands-on leader with a proven track record of successfully building and managing QA teams with a strong sense of ownership and teamwork.  The individual must also possess strong intellectual curiosity and Is expected to learn about the specific business domain of the company's application.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with senior management to develop and execute a Quality Assurance strategy
  • Build, manage, lead, and train the QA team based on business and operational needs
  • Estimate, plan, and write acceptance criteria for features in development
  • Design and develop automated tests using Selenium, JUnit, Java, or other equivalent tools
  • Configure and manage tools to gather quality and performance metrics
  • Application and feature testing should evolve from functionality to ensuring the data Integrity to the company's clients is consistent and issues are flagged and escalated in timely manner
  • Develop and business domain knowledge to enable business-impactful tests
  • Participate in an Agile Scrum development methodology
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in software quality assurance and software development engineer in test.
  • Financial Markets knowledge including familiarity with all major asset classes and derivatives; Securities Lending knowledge is a huge plus.
REQUIRED Skills:
  • Hands-on experience development automated test scripts in Java using Selenium or equivalent
  • Jira fluency
  • Strong experience in test plan and test case generation
  • Knowledge of common software development life cycles
  • Strong understanding of software architecture, including web applications and database applications
  • Ability to develop, read, and modify SQL scripts
PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • Familiarity with investment banking concepts, included prime brokerage, particularly securities lending;
  • Software development and scripting in Java, Python, or similar
  • Unix shell scripting

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.