About Functions TechnologyFunction Technology is a business transformation department within Operations & Technology and it services a diverse range of stakeholders including HR, Financial Crime, Compliance and Central Functions.
Function Transformation is a global team of 2000 colleagues situated in major hubs : London, New York, New Jersey, Pune and Poland.
Functions Transformation aim to transform the way we deliver innovative business solutions to our clients. Our ambition is to own end-
to-end accountability for the business solutions we provide. About Compliance Technology Compliance Technology is a control function that helps to protect the Barclays and promote a strong compliance culture throughout the firm by providing regulatory and compliance advice and guidance (e.
g., through policy and training) and maintaining a risk-based program designed prevent, detect and address violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, deviations from industry standards and other relevant standards. Overall purpose of role
Be integral part of Prague scrum and perform QA activities including manual and automated testing.
Capture the product vision and document QA requirements / user stories, prepare and executing testing scripts.
Write and execute QA user cases adhering to standard and meeting user requirements.
Collaborate with BA, Dev and stakeholders to prioritise and manage successful delivery of a leading edge product that satisfies our business’ needs.
Working with the project / delivery manager, development and BA teams to agree on release schedules
Providing regular updates to the redelivery / project manager and stakeholders regarding progress Additionally, the successful candidate should have soft skills to complement their technical knowledge, including technical analysis experience, strong communication and documentation skills.
The candidate will be expected to proactively improve their knowledge and skills and take on greater responsibilities as they grow into their role.
There are significant opportunities for career development and training.
Develop a good understanding of the Compliance System(s) under test.
Control and monitor testing progress, defect tracking and maintaining appropriate metrics.
Provides oversight / guidance to his / her team on day to day activities (Analysis, design, execution, reporting)
Adhere to the project testing schedules and flag immediately if there is a risk of slippage.
Detailed hands on testing of new functionalities & regression of existing functionalities
Identifying test conditions from project documentation and developing test cases which provide full coverage
Work & collaborate with the delivery manager / PM, development lead to align test execution plans with software development / deployment plans
Contribute ideas and suggestions for process improvements within the project and across the test practice.
Ability to work in global environment with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
Proven ability to multitask, manage concurrent global project efforts, and work with minimal supervision in a team environment.
Hands on automation experience. Liaising with automation team to provide cost effective solutions.
Prior experience on of working in Compliance domain or IB domain is preferred
Experienced in writing Test Plan / Strategy for complicated technical and functional projects.
Adopt a rigorous, quantitative approach to measuring and delivering software quality
Work closely with developers, business stakeholders and act as an integral part of the software development team using an iterative development process.
Experience of working in agile projects.
Stakeholder Management and Leadership
Must be able to work with global (UK, India and US) and multi-disciplinary (3rd party, contractors and Barclays) delivery teams.
Expected to be an excellent communicator (verbal and written) and have strong organization skills, with ability to liaise at all levels of the organization.
Act as point of contact with business users and managers during UAT phases. Take ownership of UAT issues and communicate status clearly to the stakeholders.
Write regular status updates for stakeholders; adapt templates and styles as required over time.
Demonstrate ability to effectively, concisely and comprehensively communicate downwards, upwards and within peer circles.
Decision-making and Problem Solving
Ensure that testing activities are completed as per QA standards, on schedule, as per regulatory requirements; failure to miss regulatory deadlines may incur significant financial or reputational loss to the bank so the candidate must accept and take ownership of these responsibilities.
Communicate and escalate management issues to senior management, when necessary.
Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
Extensive experience of working in Agile methodologies.
Prior experience working as QA / QA Automation within Compliance or Financial sector.
Excellent experience with following tools and technologiesHP Mercury testing tools (Quality Centre, Quick Test Professional QTP / UFT)Selenium / TestCompleteBehavior driven development practices (Cucumber, jBehave etc)JIRADatabases -
SQL Server, OracleUNIX, Windows
Able to work well with IT developers in multiple locations and across other teams
Ability to work independently, multi-task, and deliver results.
A proactive, self-starter, who is can be relied upon to act on initiative.
Can do attitude - willingness to roll-up the sleeves in order to get things done.
Collaborative style with ability to quickly build trust / credibility.
Professional QA certification desirable
Preferred working experience in Control Room / Conflict Management business domain
P urpose and Values Barclays has a single cross-business Purpose for Barclays and five core Values which underpin it. Our Purpose is helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way.
Put simply this is the answer to the question What is Barclays for?’ and it should guide our every action as employees. Respect We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.
Integrity We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do. Service We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do.
Excellence We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results. Stewardship We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.