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Job Specification

Job Title: QA Engineer No. Direct Reports: 0
Location: London or Heerenveen FTE: Full Time
Reporting: QA Manager Cost Centre:

The Role

Alveo (formerly known as Asset Control) has a very strong reputation within financial data management and supports a global client base of the world’s leading financial institutions. Currently Alveo is looking for a QA Engineer who, as part of our QA team, is responsible and part-owns the QA and release processes.

Key Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Be part of the QA and release processes
  • Take happy-path test automation components from engineering and extend and own suite of automated tests in CI environment
  • Participate in monitoring and guiding the quality of the end to end delivery process from requirement specification and customer support tickets to product release
  • Participate in end-to-end system testing
  • Participate in UAT environment and manage UAT process to validate pre-release with internal stakeholders (primarily product management)
  • Be part of promoting pre-release to final release upon successful completion of all testing, meeting the testing criteria
  • Participate in arbitrage process around product issues
  • Own and run performance testing projects

Technical Experience

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in working with financial instrument data
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with API automation testing using Java
  • Experience with end to end testing of large-scale enterprise software
  • Experience in testing with large data sets including test data management, data integration, end to end testing and performance testing
  • Experience with maintaining end to end regression test suite
  • Ability to write SQL queries
  • Good understanding of CI and experience of using a CI system, ideally Jenkins
  • Experience with Manual testing
  • Experience with message queuing software (Kafka, JMS etc.) is nice to have

Qualifications and Training

For this position you require to have:

  • A University degree
  • 2-4 years of experience, in recent years within QA roles in a software development environment

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for service excellence and improving quality, with strong business acumen
  • Hand-on QA experience
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Approachable, with effective interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and navigating complex situations
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Courageous, with the ability to push the boundaries, recognizing the diversity of the organization’s requirements
  • High level of integrity, and a strong ethical sense
  • Cultural sensitivity and a confident self-starter
  • Resilient and results orientated
  • Able to travel internationally as required
  • Able to work both independently and in a team. You have a professional image, and are used to representing your company communicating with or visiting customers
  • You are fluent in English, which is used for both internal communication and external communications within the Alveo global organization
  • Fluency in a second language, would be preferred, but is not essential
  • You are eager to learn, you have an analytical mind and have a go-get attitude. Client service is our absolute focus and a pro-active, customer oriented way of thinking is vital
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels with the business and externally

Alveo Values

Communication – communicate actively with your colleagues; be open -minded and transparent

Accountability – take responsibility and ensure something is done properly

Empowerment – feel empowered to help the company to move faster and to innovate

Respect – treat colleagues as you expected others to treat you

Client Focus – put the client ahead of everything you do

 

Alveo offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits such as: health and life cover, pension, discretionary bonus, training program, free fruit every day, social events, 25 days of annual leave plus public/bank holidays.

We embrace a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.

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