Test Automation (regular)
Mockito Platform (regular)
Our client is a leading global Financial market data provider who runs a number of change programs to deliver high-quality software that connects Financial Markets across the globe in a real-time, high frequency, and low-latency data management chain.
The projects are technically challenging in an environment that is very engaging.
We offer superb opportunities to work within a dynamic, international team led by industry experts. We work with the market leading technologies, with prestigious tier one clients in a demanding and progressive atmosphere.
Whilst we work hard, we also have a thriving social atmosphere running through the business.
As a Senior QA Automation you will be responsible for setting up and scaling the QA Center of Excellence (CoE) for a large UK-based client.
CoE would be the accelerator for QA improvements with high focus on establishing and implementing automation testing best practices within client transformation program.
Collaborate with client stakeholders of all levels of seniority to review existing testing practices, identify improvements and create and socialise improvement plan
Ensure that all stakeholders are engaged in timely fashion and made aware of the overall testing strategy / process to ensure their participation in the testing phases in the relevant capacity
Be accountable for ensuring that all test plans are agreed, required expectations are met and all sign-offs obtained from the relevant stakeholders
In case of complex and wide testing requirements, to plan and run the testing war-room with co-located stakeholders - managing all aspects from scheduling to obtaining required sign-offs - with a tight day-to-day plan
Act as a main SPOC and escalation point for the client engagement
Test Strategy and Overall Testing Ownership
To contribute to definition and improvement of the overall test strategy, including test automation strategy, centrally coordinating across various business streams, technology, vendor and other stakeholders - and get agreement on the strategy from all stakeholders
Prepare and own the detailed test plans to ensure the integrity of overall project schedule
To review test cases ensuring completeness of UAT coverage
Oversee all end-to-end testing activities for all phases of testing and co-ordinating with different stakeholders involved
Prepare, manage and walkthrough the overall test strategy / test plan with stakeholders and seek their sign off
Track and monitor the test plan and ensure is executed as planned schedule
Communication and Change Management
Proactively socialise and evangelise test automation best practices, act as a main accelerator of process improvements
Communication with the various stakeholders at all levels
Communicate the test progress with accurate reporting on a periodic basis (daily, weekly or as per phasing) to appropriate stakeholders
Follow up with various task owners to ensure the timely completion of tasks and any delays or risks are reported / escalated
Governance & Testing Process Improvements
To bring in the testing best practices and to implement overall process improvements
Push the testing automation agenda with a view to improve the productivity and to cut-short the regression testing window
Review the lessons learned from previous releases / phases and to ensure that follow up / corrective actions are taken on time to ensure the smooth execution of upcoming test phases
Manage the team of Testing professionals
7+ years of experience
Strong communication and stakeholder management skills with prior experience in running test-focused working groups
Domain knowledge in Banking and Capital Markets, strong preference on trading platforms
Experience in Mockito Platform
Experience in test automation and running / leaning test automation projects / activities
Familiarity with SDLC and strong insights on various testing phases, methodology and tools
Agile Project Methodology - preferable with experience in automated regression testing
Ability to write multi-application test strategies, test plans and improvement plans with strong automation focus
Experience in executing and supporting all test phases, defect tracking and issue closures
Experience with waterfall & agile methodologies
Proactive, self starter, autonomous & highly organised
Nice to have
Knowledge of Market Data
Exposure to Agile methodologies
Experience in Automation Frameworks
Experience in Consulting Services
English : B2 Upper Intermediate