Quality Assurance Lead BuysideFX
BuysideFX is seeking a skilled Quality Assurance Lead to head the testing efforts for a financial technologies software product. The ideal QA Lead Candidate is a well-organized, detail-oriented QA engineer who thrives on improving product value from the standpoint of testing. They are obsessive about correctness, fault-tolerance, performance, and automation. When shown a new piece of software their first thoughts are of all the ways the software could go wrong ? and how to test it! The domain is capital markets and FX trading, so previous familiarity with capital markets and trading software is a big plus.
Using business requirements, system specifications, interaction with business and technical resources, innate inquisitiveness and self motivation, learn the BFX platform and lead the effort to QA our products.
Work with the technology team to learn the QA testing infrastructure.
Define and document a complete suite of test cases (a test plan) working closely with the business and technology teams.
Help design and execute several types of test regimes including feature and functional testing, end-to-end systems testing, regression, load and performance testing.
Periodically report out relevant metrics such as defect density and defect counts in various categories to give the company a sense of the quality of the software over time.
Work productively within a team of very talented software developers in a semi-virtual environment.
Contribute enthusiasm and creativity to help create awesomeness.
BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
5+ years experience in QA, ideally in FX, Capital Markets, or Trading technology products.
Ability to design test criteria and build and maintain test plans.
Experience with the management of multiple QA environments.
Comfort in Windows and Linux/Unix environments (scp, ssh, putty, unix command line ? bash, scripting).
Familiarity with Java software development or another high level language.
Experience in JUnit, Shell Scripting, and other automation languages.
Experience with Git, GitHub, or equivalent source control technology.
Enjoy figuring out ways to break software.
Excellent communication skills.
Proven self-starter who enjoys getting to the root cause of issues.
Strong knowledge of a modern QA life cycle.
Ability to participate in code reviews in multiple languages.
Outstanding problem-solving skills.
Good communication skills with the ability to collaborate and foster teamwork in a semi-virtual work environment.
BuysideFX, with offices in Boston, London and Burlington Vermont, is an award winning start-up funded by Atlas Venture, Google Ventures, FreshTracks Capital, Boston Seed and the Vermont Seed Capital Fund. BuysideFX?s Currency Management Platform solves foreign exchange problems for institutional money managers. Both pre-trade workflow and execution have become fragmented and manually intensive for money managers today. Our philosophy of high touch client service and application customization helps us deliver tailored FX programs. BuysideFX delivers simple workflow and automation tools to the end-user, while providing sophisticated access to the changing landscape of liquidity. Our solution supports the entire lifecycle of the trade, whether you are deciding how best to hedge a position, maintain your accounts, or execute an FX trading strategy.
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