QA in Chicago, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  835135


Summary of Business Area:


The Global Currencies group is a growing ambitious organisation, which is involved in the marketing and trading of a full range of FX instruments.  The IT group that supports this multi-region business is part of a global team based in Singapore, London and the U.S. This role is based in New York, working in the Institutional eFX technology team.


Role Responsibilities:


Participate in quality assurance. Ensure IS products and services meet requirements. Identify where quality and assurance policies & procedures need to be changed and/or developed. Conduct reviews and audits of projects and subcontractors. Ensure deliverables meet audit criteria. Evaluate and review products and processes. Provide status to Lead Quality Assurance and management to resolve issues. Communicate and endorse adherence to standards and monitor adherence. Resolve problems and review quality assurance initiatives and ensure objectives are attained. Plan and estimate Quality Assurance for new projects. Develop, publish, review and implement test plans and test approach documents. Write, maintain and help automate software testing.


Skill Requirements:


Essential Skills

  • Exceptional QA analytical skills with emphasis on test plan creation, planning and execution
  • Exceptional manual Testing skills
  • Knowledge or experience of agile development (e.g. XP, SCRUM, Kanban) and continues integration
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills in a high-pressure environment
  • Must possess a solid degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or relevant analytical degree
  • Understanding of Messaging Middleware concepts, usage and application
  • Candidate must be a strong team player with excellent communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of contemporary development processes, build environments and testing tools
  • Comfortable in communicating with business users


Desired Skills

  • Experience creating automated tests (i.e. Cucumber, Selenium, custom frameworks)
  • Experience working in a front office e-trading platform development team
  • Experience working with global development teams
  • Electronic trading application testing skills
  • 3+ years of experience with QA testing of enterprise systems
  • Experience testing large scale order execution and trading platforms




Strategic Thinking: Strategic vision, Business knowledge, Innovation & Creativity

Business Results: Client relationships, Analytical ability, Execution, Change leadership

People Leadership: Talent building, Meritocracy, Team Leadership, Collaboration, Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Personal Effectiveness: Communication, decisiveness, Energy & drive, courage, character