Margin Optimization mandate is to provide services to business around Investment Bank prime clients, with building and supporting complete life-
cycle framework for executing complex risk and margin calculations, as well as supporting legacy margin applications.The aim is to develop an automated, robust and scalable risk and margin infrastructure that can cost effectively meet all house and regulatory requirements, and is fully integrated with all core components of the RFT infrastructure.
Role The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary agile team as a quality assurance engineer, expected to ensure assigned application proper quality and business satisfaction is being met, with accent on test automation where possible.
We are looking for bright colleagues who are able to learn fast on the job, can solve complex problems with a great degree of independence and who are able to communicate with other teams in order to clarify requirements.
The main responsibilities will be :
Plan and design tests covering functionality of risk and margin calculation systems
Evaluate automation options, develop new functional and regression tests
Expand automated testing framework
Execute the tests, raise and track bug reports incidents, provide sufficient details for Dev team to investigate
Actively participate in meetings with business analysts and development team to clarify requirements and to drive the project, conduct test cases reviews to ensure they accurately capture business functionality
Set up, configure and maintain test environments, develop scripts to automate environment tasks
Adhere to team standards and best practices, propose improvements to the development testing process Essential Skills
Experience in testing client server technologies, web-services, and frameworks non-GUI applications
Experience with general purpose OOP languages Python or C# preferred
Knowledge of any test automation methodologies and frameworks (BDD ATDD frameworks, QTP TestComplete, Specflow Behave...)
Ability to act independently across QA domain (negotiate with developers, business analysts and users, create test strategy, conduct testing and track defects, get involved in low-
level technical details)
Self-starter, proactive, ready to take on responsibility
Able to work with minimal guidance
Able to balance competing stakeholders and priorities
Positive and proactive approach to problem solving
Excellent written and spoken English
Test management and automation tools Jira, QC, Selenium
Experience with scripting languages (PowerShell)
Experience with relational databases, knowledge of SQL
Experience with NoSQL or big data solutions (Hadoop, MongoDB) and related technology
Experience with agile development methodologies
Familiarity with tools supporting SDLC (Deployment and Continuous Integration Team City, Nolio, Jenkins; Source Control Git, Perforce, etc)
Previous experience in investment banking, or in the financial industry, or knowledge of finance, investment banking, and / or trading About Us Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-
term sustainable returns.