QA Automation Tester - ION,



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The Financial Markets Rates and Credit eTrading Development Team is a specialist team responsible for the design and development of an industry leading Fixed Income eTrading platform.
This role is an exciting opportunity for an Automation QA specialist, ideally with some Fixed Income eTrading experience. In particular, ION MarketView experience would be a strong advantage. ION is a key component of our eTrading platform providing pricing and trading integration for D2C and D2D markets, for the Rates and Credit businesses. The platform includes various in-house Java components for Algorithmic Trading and STP trading booking. The Algo components are helping automate trading flows to free up traders to perform more value add for clients. This role is an exciting opportunity to be part a global eTrading development team that is distributed over London, Bangalore and Singapore


    • Design and execute high-quality automated test cases based on accurate business requirements analysis.
    • Maintain a testing structure to facilitate future additions / amendments and ongoing execution.
    • Champion and implement testing automation at every opportunity using best of breed software tools for both server side and client side components.
    • Demonstrate effective and accurate test scheduling skills in line with other project deliverables.
    • Troubleshoot QA environments, diagnosing and resolving issues prior to formal testing.
    • Perform root cause analysis of issues to assist in determining the source of problems.
    • Utilise Jira to effectively categorise and track issues raised during the testing cycle.
    • Undertake strategic test planning & develop a strategic testing approach for each service in support of the FM eCommerce strategy.
    • Identify and analyse strategic testing opportunities and initiatives on a global basis.
    • Participate in regular testing review meetings and conduct proactive data analysis on all metrics, including daily / weekly / monthly reports.
    • Constantly analyse, enhance and seek to improve the testing processes employed.
    • Undertake Static Data Analysis for all system components throughout all stages of test execution.
    • Successfully manage themselves during the project lifecycle.
    • Identify and mitigate risks that would impact the overall projects failure and success.
    • Effectively engage with multiple stakeholders and vendors on a regular basis


Must have

    • We are looking to fully automate as much of our testing as possible and need someone with strong test automation skills. Cucumber/Gherkin testing tools is mandatory.
    • Have experience in using test automation frameworks and tools and understand the concepts behind and importance of test automation and data driven testing.
    • Ability to write Java code to support test tooling and new test automation keywords.
    • Scripting experience.
    • UNIX skills.
    • Demonstrate a strong general knowledge of banking business systems and a deep understanding of FI flows from front to back office systems.
    • Possess excellent communication skills to facilitate accurate and efficient communication across globally distributed development and test teams.
    • Possess a proactive 'can do' attitude and demonstrate the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
    • Be customer oriented & focused.

Nice to have

    • Proven experience of testing with solutions based on ION MarketView. Knowledge of ION MMI, ION gateways and ION trading tools like VMO, MMS.
    • Be SMEs on the testing of Fixed Income eTrading systems with good knowledge of bonds and IRS in particular.
    • Familiarity with both D2D and D2C markets like Bloomberg, TradeWeb and D2D markets like BTEC, NFI, TRADITION IRS, ISWAP, Etc.
    • Experience of ION's ITAS (Test automation suite), IMGT (mock gateways) and DPLAYER.
    • Knowledge of the testing processes involved with STP testing.
    • SQL skills.
    • Experience in testing KDB.


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