• Competitive
  • Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-12-16

Assistant Director, Principal QA Engineer

Location: Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France

Moody's Analytics Insurance department in Grenoble is seeking an experienced Quality Analyst architect to join our team and help build the next generation of insurance regulatory product.

You will integrate an Agile team located in Grenoble, reporting to the lead Architect.
You will provide strategic direction and technical leadership for the QA organization.
  • Conceive approaches and test strategies to meet quality objectives on specific product characteristics such as functionality, compatibility and security, in collaboration and agreement with QA specialists, engineering leads and software architects
  • Design Test Authoring Frameworks (allowing for test planning, design, execution and reporting) focused on specific product characteristics, with the help and approval of QA specialists and engineering leads
  • Select efficient tools and infrastructure with the DevOps team
  • Define best practices to exploit the frameworks, in collaboration with the engineering leads
  • Assist engineering teams in implementing the strategies and using the frameworks
  • Continuously review and improve the efficiency of tests designed by the frameworks
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure appropriate test coverage under available resources for each product release
  • Suggest new or revised cross-teams practices so as to assure quality demand for specific product characteristics
  • Contribute to the enrichment of the Quality Framework
  • Depending on project needs take on QA responsibilities and use the frameworks to carry out tests

The Insurance Modeling & Analytics group helps insurers, asset managers, and pension funds to better understand and manage their actuarial, financial, and risk-management activities. Our modelling, software, and consultancy solutions are always evolving, as we respond to shifting market needs and customer feedback. That is why all of our team members - from actuaries to software engineers to product managers - are committed to maintaining high quality customer engagement.


  • Master's Degree/ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with QA experience.
  • Working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle stages, Software Testing Life Cycle phases, development methods including Agile and SCRUM, Continuous Build and Integration
  • Strong understanding of Web-based services technology architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of a wide range of QA methods, techniques, test types, and testing tools including automation tools
  • Hands-on experience in designing high level approaches to testing various product characteristics such as functionality, compatibility and security
  • Proven experience in designing scalable creation and automation test frameworks for functional and non-functional requirements
  • An experience on SAAS/cloud-based applications would be appreciated
  • Understanding of the need and way of optimizing tests
  • Ability to develop test strategies and write test plans
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to understand requirements and create action plans
  • Comfortable handling multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent communication skills especially clarity, listening capabilities and open-mindedness
  • Aptitude and willingness for teamwork
  • Advanced level of written English and intermediate level of spoken English
  • Ability to devise both efficient and practical methods
  • Aptitude for thinking outside the box

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.