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Software Development Engineer in Test

Location: New York, NY
Gig # 9577051
A unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and address complex business challenges in the financial sector.  The Software Development Engineer in Test position plays a key role in testing and delivering trading, listing, compliance and surveillance applications, while supporting all stages of the Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC).  The successful candidate will be able to multitask in a dynamic team-based environment, while demonstrating strong problem-solving, extensive technical skills, decision-making abilities and the highest level of professionalism.  The candidate is also expected to have a strong programming etiquette and excellent business knowledge/experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The candidate will be responsible for building programs in Java, Java Script, C++ or Python to help ensure the delivery of quality trading system applications.
  • Review code base and make recommendations for testing scenarios; analyze changes introduced and assess the technical testing required.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to build scenarios in requirements, design and coding phases.
  • Develop solutions to do session level, functional, technical, failover and performance testing across the entire stack – application, hardware, firmware, OS and network.
  • Perform analysis of data from QA and production to build testing tools and scenarios.
  • Maintain testing and analysis tools; identify any negative changes to both QA and production environments and work with teams to resolve those concerns.
  • Take the initiative to improve efficiencies across systems/projects.
  • Support operations, including executing process validations, methodology and audits.
QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum qualifications: (applicant is expected to have the following skills and experience)
  • 5+ years of experience as a Quality Engineer, working on low latency client/server applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience including software design, development, testing and deployment.
  • Intermediate to advanced programming/scripting knowledge in C++, Java, C#/.Net, Java Script, Python, Perl, VB Script, SQL and Shell Scripting.
  • Extensive business experience and acumen.
  • Must have 2+ years of Linux/Unix experience.  Red Hat is preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year hands on experience on RDBMS (Oracle, MySQL or MSSQL).
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and customer service skills.
  • Experience with the automation process and testing tools.
  • Ability to work in a highly demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently on multiple projects.
  • Ability to differentiate between a critical business impacting incident and a minor problem, and resolve/escalate accordingly.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Candidates with extensive development experience.
  • Knowledge of FIX protocol is a plus.
  • Experience with trading and financial applications is a plus.
  • Experience in using latest testing methodologies, such as BDD and OATS methods.
  • Experience with supporting production changes, UAT testing and debugging prod issues.
  • Results Driven: Drive, focus and commitment to deliver results that meet the requirements of internal customers along with the passion for quality and getting the right results in the right way. Ability to work to tight schedules/deadlines and multitask.
  • Teamwork:  Internal communication is always a team effort. It is important to have the ability to interact positively and confidently with others and have the resilience, determination and focus to succeed in shared objectives
  • Pushing Boundaries: The ability to challenge the status quo and actively look for new approaches and inspiration to improve the department’s results and processes.  The ability to approach tasks in a creative and fresh manner.
  • Operational Excellence:  A passion for quality and a practical focus on getting the right results in the right way.  Ensuring that decisions are fully implemented. The ability to anticipate and plan for significant changes in the organization, markets and customer requirements.  Understand the need for change and help others to see the benefits by overcoming barriers.
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