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QA Engineer

Company Name:
Open Systems Technologies
The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer under the guidance of the QA Manager will be responsible for the testing of the firm's various software applications, by planning and execution of software acceptance tests to ensure that existing system functions continue to work properly and that project requirements have been met.
MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISION
The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer will lead a small team of quality assurance specialists, consisting of off-shore consultants. He/she will be expected to interface effectively with business users at all levels of management, and might occasionally be asked to act as a 'back-up' for QA management.
JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interact with key stakeholders from various areas of the business (e.g. Front Office, Back Office, Middle Office, Sec Lending, FX, BPP) to analyze requirements and produce test plans.
Experience working in a rapidly changing and fast paced business environment. Experience working with off shore teams
Ability to work with and manipulate large data files (e.g. using Excel, Access, etc.)
Must be able to meet deadlines and be flexible to manage changing priorities. Must be able to work in high-pressured environment. Team player - willing and able to drive collaborative efforts across the QA organization to improve product quality.
Candidate should be willing to support over the weekend / extra efforts to complete testing deliverables as and when needed.
Coach, lead and mentor other team members. Participate in knowledge transfer with the team and business units. Review and approve test plans, scenarios, scripts or procedures such as database impacts, software scenarios or usability.
Strong knowledge of testing disciplines and methodologies
Work closely with product, BA, development, offshore and onshore QA teams in reviewing and clarifying business requirements.
Analyze project release problems and take corrective action, escalating as needed, to resolve and achieve commitments.
10.Directs and enforces code branching for the release. Able to read and analyze code for potential bugs.
11.Maintain various QA & UAT environments. Able to extract & deploy releases from TFS to test environments, restart jobs or services.
12.Propose Hardware & Software upgrades or necessary improvement methods. Plan, estimate, budget and resource staff towards successful implementation of projects.
13.Identify opportunities to enhance testing efficiency and automation. Test automation experience using QTP, VB Scripting
14.Drive the construction of the appropriate automation frameworks. Automate web applications and web services components.
15.Experience in global custody services and securities lending business
16.Experience working for Japanese financial institutions doing businesses in securities lending services in US & Non-US fixed income markets, as well as, equity lending markets worldwide. Experience in business related to Redemptions/Corporate Actions, Tax Reclaim, FX, Web-based Reporting Services
17.Knowledge on Bonds-US treasury and government agency, Canadian bonds, major European bonds, corporate bonds, and supranational bonds. Stocks-US stocks, major European and Asian stocks.
18.Experience with QTP, Load Runner, Bugzilla, Testopia, Badboy, OTRS & other testing tools, Experience with relational databases and reading/writing SQL. Entity relationship modeling and SQL querying ability
19.Knowledge on Web Services testing using SOAP UI, Cognos Reports, Middleware (IIS, Web logic, JBoss)
20.Ability to read, understand & extract business logic from standard structured code (eg XML, PERL, Java, etc.)
21.Experience using one or more languages such as Python, Java, VB, C, C++
22.Demonstrated proficiency with Structured Query Language (SQL) required. Knowledge of UNIX, TFS, SVN.
23.Create SQL queries, and utilize SQL Server Management Studio; MS SQL 2005, 2008 and 2012 environments. Oracle 11G
24.Experience working within a .NET (C# / ASP.NET)
25.Experience with SunGard products (Global Plus, World Lend),TCS Products (BaNCS, Channels)
26.Performs all functions as assigned by management

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree or equivalent in Computer Science, business or related field
5 or more years' experience in Quality Assurance, software testing
Quality Assurance standards and methods
Knowledge and experience in Global Custody, securities processing, international banking, securities lending, and corporate actions processing helpful
Industry-recognized certification in the areas of Quality Assurance and testing (e.g., ISTQB / CSTE , CS Quality Assurance, and CQE)

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