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2020 Senior QA Analyst

Atlanta, GA · Information Technology

Senior QA Analyst

 Job Purpose

As a Senior QA Analyst you will work with the Systems Analysts and Development teams to understand the business/product and system requirements. You will create and execute test plans and test cases. You will be responsible for maintaining QA artifacts by following the current standards along with coordinating test execution, training users, and providing user support.

  • Document, maintain and execute detailed test cases to validate system functionality, identify and document software defects, and track test case execution status
  • Create test plans for software releases to detail the overall strategy for testing complex systems, including defining resources and test scope for each test cycle, and identifying dependencies and risks
  • Deploy software release builds, maintain test environments, and perform troubleshooting software / hardware configuration problems
  • Work with technology team in building cutting edge Clearing Systems like intraday risk management, delivery management, and settlement management systems
  • Test systems in a multi-tiered based design featuring Java and JavaScript architectures. JavaScript architectures tested will include extJS, JQuery, Oracle APEX, and ReactJS
  • Test applications deployed through web browsers and containers such as Electron
  • Gain experience with Iterative and Agile software development methodologies


 Knowledge and Experience
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science, Mathematical Finance, Quantitative and Computational Finance, Information Systems or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience participating in all aspects of a full-lifecycle development methodology, and related quality concepts and processes
  • 5+ years of experience with commodity markets, financial trading environment, or equity brokerage business and exposure to futures markets is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience scripting using Python, R, shell, etc
  • 5+ years of experience writing and executing SQL queries
  • Strong background in functional testing with the ability to design and develop comprehensive test strategy and test cases
  • Strong background in reviewing business and functional requirements in order to produce a test strategy and test cases
  • Extensive knowledge of testing process, testing methodology analysis and defect reporting tools
  • Experience with both White Box and Black Box Testing
  • Ability to understand and use spreadsheets containing financial engineering formulas and create test plans from the same
  • Historical Simulation, SPAN, Monte Carlo or other portfolio risk management understanding is a plus
  • Understanding of option theoretical models is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and productively under pressure
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Track record of completing assignments on time with a high degree of quality
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-task in a fast paced environment

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