Quality Assurance Analyst (ESG)
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The Investment Quality Assurance Engineer is a member of the Global information Technology team responsible for validating end-to-end trading systems workflows. Working in an Agile environment with developers and business analysts, and product owners and business partners such as portfolio specialists, and traders, this individual will be required to analyze and test complex end to end trading systems workflows, quantitate analysis concisely, and communicate to the team clear results, issues, and at times recommendations visualization techniques.
This position requires strong investment research, ESG and analytical skills in order to support MFS' Investment applications.
As a member of an agile development team, this Investment QA Analyst will be participating in all agile ceremonies, assisting in sprint planning, daily stand-ups, iteration review and retrospectives.
Working in collaboration with Developers, Analysts and other stakeholders to understand the requirements surrounding new or enhanced features this position is responsible for writing test case documents, test plan documents and test results that adhere to MFS standards. He or She will be responsible for performing peer reviews of testing artifacts and demonstrate to the technology team and business participants their test results, evidence, and any related analysis. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Creating comprehensive test plans with well defined, reusable test cases from acceptance criteria defined in scrum stories.
- Executing software testing for trading and portfolio management systems to include functional testing, system end to end testing, regression testing, and performance testing.
- Working with the automation engineers to record and maintain automated test script libraries for functional regression testing for assigned applications.
- Assist with the development, integration and coordination of cross-organization test projects
- Generate effective status and progress reports to the QA manager and scrum team
- Successful candidate will have an aggregate of minimum two years of experience in testing investment management systems.
- Experience working with market data platforms such as Bloomberg or Factset
- Expert knowledge of at least one of the following: Python, R is strongly preferred.
- Strong experience with trading systems end to end workflow, including modeling and post trade processing is strongly preferred.
- Experience with Charles River Investment Management system is preferred.
- Good experience in Agile scrum framework
- Experience with the JIRA platform for SDLC.
- Working knowledge of industry standard best practices as related to software testing of financial products and workflows
- Experience in the software application design, development and testing process.
- Ability to translate from business requirements to technical testing solutions.
- Understanding of relational, XML, NoSQL database models and associated data access methods (SQL)
- Strong ability to manipulate and analyze complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
- Good interpersonal communication skills with ability to work with other members in a scrum team
- Advanced degree - Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Analytics or Applied Mathematics are preferred
- Strong partnership and relationship building skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong problem solving abilities.
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