QA Team Lead - Smart Order Routing System (VP)

We Offer
Are you passionate about building robust and scalable algorithmic trading systems? Are you motivated to deliver real business value? We're looking for someone to:
  • Analyze complex business algorithmic execution and smart order routing requirements and test implemented solutions
  • Work as part of an onshore scrum development team
  • Collaborate with other global IT teams, business Quants and Traders across asset classes


You should have experience with Electronic Trading, specifically Smart Order Routing, Market Access gateways, algorithmic trading, US & Canadian Market flow, order management, settlement and FIX and Binary protocols.

Responsibilities include:
  • Responsibility for QA service delivery and overall responsibility for the SOR applications QA BoW.
  • Act as QA Single Point of Contact for managers, other team leads, stakeholders, senior leadership, and business
  • Day-to-day responsibility includes management of a near shore test team
  • Analyze business requirements, functional and technical specifications to define test scope and test approach
  • Develop test strategy, detailed working test plan, resource plan and identify risks/dependencies for each of the project involved with
  • Design, create and execute test scripts with appropriate test data for functional and non-functional test phases.
  • Develop preliminary test schedule and ensure schedule syncs with existing release and environment schedules/cycles of legacy systems.
  • Coordinate the test execution effort across global test team.
  • Gather and present Daily/Weekly Project status metrics to management in timely fashion and escalate any issues in timely fashion.
  • Provide metrics for reporting and release readiness reports.
  • Track and escalate unresolved and high-priority defects.
  • Determine/define regression test requirements.
  • Actively manage planning and development of testing artifacts (including test requirements, plans, cases, scripts, reports, test environment etc.)
  • Document and monitor resolution of critical issues and change requests and escalate issues as required.


You Offer
  • 5-7 years in Test lead role, co-coordinating large scale test efforts spanning across multiple teams and regions.
  • Knowledgeable/experienced in QA processes, testing methodology, defect tracking and test estimation & planning
  • Expertise in designing and maintaining large scale test automation frameworks.
  • Experience testing electronic trading systems trading systems
  • Detailed knowledge of US and Canadian FIX and binary protocol
  • Good BA skills; ability to ask the right questions and discern true intent
  • Good Communication skills, both written and oral
  • Passion for taking initiative, accepting personal responsibility to deliver on commitments, having courage to raise issues, and proactively working to resolve issues and remove barriers in a timely manner
  • Proven ability to engage and focus staff and project team members on highest priority, highest risk tasks. Must be self-motivated, apply good judgment, and be willing and able to mentor others.
  • Collaborative leadership style and a strong commitment to continuous improvement
  • Working knowledge C++ and Object oriented programming fundamentals
  • Detailed understanding of various flavors of UNIX /Linux that goes beyond basic syntax expected.
  • Excellent knowledge of test automation tools/utilities for C++/Unix based frameworks.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Perl or Python a plus
  • Experience using Mercury Products like Quality Center, and/or Test Director
  • Experience building back-end automated test harnesses
  • Experience using: Mercury products like AML, Quick Test Pro, also experience with Selenium, Robot, Jenkins, Gerkan
  • Experience testing Java applications

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