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Senior QA - Contract Role

Employer
Global Fintech
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

This is an opportunity for a talented Automation Engineer to join a leading global fintech specializing in trading platform technology. This is a contract opportunity outside IR35.

Working as part of a global team with specific responsibility for supporting and maintaining the trading system. Requires full understanding of the system architecture, applying/suggesting bug fixes, developing new tools for system monitoring and reporting, and working with the internal business to identify and resolve issues. The role offers end-to-end understanding of a complex online bond trading platform. They will get to know the architecture inside out.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The provision of extremely high levels of availability for the production, demonstration and test systems.
  • Build and deploy automation tooling for supported services.
  • Resolution of any problems in these systems in a timely and professional manner.
  • The development of system instrumentation and monitoring tools.


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting an existing large system to very high levels of availability, ideally of financial and especially trading systems is desirable.
  • As this is a support role, ideal candidate should prefer working on an existing system as opposed to developing from scratch.
  • In this role you will be very proactive and be able to understand the business needs and prioritize work accordingly.
  • The team works very closely, and it is a high pressure mission critical production environment.
  • Candidate in this role requires good communication skills as they will be dealing with internal customers on a regular basis.
  • In this role you will be required to be flexible regarding work schedule, including occasional weekend duties.
  • Four year degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering


Skills:
  • 6 or more years of object oriented development experience (ideally Python)
  • Relational Database experience


In addition, you should have:

  • A structured, methodical approach.
  • A delivery-focused attitude.
  • The ability to work within a team environment - be a team-player.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and multi-tasking skills
  • Fixed income market knowledge would be a plus
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