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QA Engineer

Company: TP ICAP
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job duties:
Contribute to the delivery of prioritized business initiatives in the context of -Development & Test related activities
Elicit and understand functional and non-functional requirements in order to design and deliver software solutions
Collaborate with internal and external teams, identify and solve complex problems and review related information to evaluate and develop solutions.
Coordinate test activities across multiple projects and product streams -to develop and execute coherent, achievable and realistic test execution plans
Ensure deliverables (such as user stories & requirements) that provide input in to test execution are completed to a consistent level of detail
Define test project scope, goals and deliverables to support the business initiatives
Monitor adherence to the 'Definition of Done'
Facilitation of sprint ceremonies including sprint retrospectives, planning and backlog grooming.
Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely, clear and concise manner
Communicate with the wider technology teams to coordinate interdependencies and resolve issues such as environment readiness and reference data
Liaise with test management to agree and support the implementation of testing strategies
Management and collaboration of the UAT process
Assist and facilitate prioritization of software defects and enhancements using defect management tools such as Jira
Introduce and adopt Agile development principles where possible
Technical background
Introduce test automation techniques where possible and contribute to test automation strategies and execution
Work closely with developers to develop unit and automated system integration tests
Introduce and advocate a shift left mentality to testing and measure code quality using TPICAP QA metrics.
Develop test execution packs and test strategies

Knowledge & Experience
Understanding of Wholesale Financial markets in two of the following areas would be advantageous: Interest Rate Derivatives, Commodities, Futures, Fixed Income, Credit, Equities, FX. Experience of working in a financial or trading organization, with an understanding of financial instruments and transactional data modelling.

Key Skills
Ability to work on multiple tasks whilst managing multiple deadlines and priorities
Proven experience in software development, problem solving, documentation and working to tight deadlines
Ability to self-start, identify tasks required independently to fulfil project deliverables and work as a team member
Understanding the full project lifecycle from requirements capture through to implementation and delivery
Experience working with Cloud Architectures and cloud based solutions. - -Good understanding of microservice architectures and patterns
A proven track record of developing high quality software to business specification whilst understanding processes and requirements.
Experience of using Agile such as Scrum, Safe, Kanban, methodologies
Strong understanding of Messaging and System integration, Meta Data and associated modelling tools.
Ability to produce design documentation in a clear, accurate and concise manner
Ability to use own initiative, with strong personal organization skills
Ability to develop new skills and understand new technology as required
Service oriented Architecture
Strong understanding of Agile/Waterfall development methodologies
Personable and engaging
Communicates effectively and efficiently to internal and external stakeholders
Build relationships and networks with both internally and externally wherever possible
Demonstrates strong customer focus
Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others
Constructively handles disagreements to reach a resolution
Ability to work with diverse groups/ personalities
Open to innovative ideas/ experiences and ability to create new ideas, approaches or insights
Excellent attention to detail, highly organized with a proactive approach
Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills

Risk Responsibilities

Ensure that you understand the risks and controls on your department; what could go wrong, what controls you have to prevent/detect or contain these.

All staff have defined risk management responsibilities. The Group imposes additional responsibilities on line-managers and senior managers. It is critical that all staff discharge their risk management responsibilities when undertaking their role. Specific responsibilities are incorporated into employee objectives, and your performance against these objectives will be assessed as part of the firm's performance management process. You will also be required to confirm that you have discharged your risk management responsibilities through the annual risk management attestation process.

Keywords: TP ICAP, Jersey City , QA Engineer, Engineering , Jersey City, New Jersey

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