QA Engineer - BlackRock

BlackRock - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)3.9

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.317 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn: .

Job Description:
Blackrock is seeking test engineers interested in designing and implementing innovative software testing solutions to support software development lifecycle of critical applications.
We are looking for QA Engineers who are passionate about developing robust test automation to increase reliability of software releases and are motivated to instill (or drive adoption of) best practices in code health, testing and maintainability across the firm. In addition to automation, role will be responsible for development, support and execution of both functional and UAT test plans. Candidate is responsible for complete end to end testing during the final phase of development.
This role will be responsible for testing core applications which are unique to the technology required to expand the technology “pipes” which will move BlackRock forward as a leader in financial technology. Candidate will be responsible for implementing global testing standards while driving innovation in test automation strategy and methodology.
The candidate will work as part of the project, development and quality assurance teams supporting quality engineering activities across multiple platforms.
Lead/collaborate on improving development team's test coverage, release velocity and production health
Work closely with development teams in building comprehensive coverage and quality
Hands-on ability to automate repeated tasks and build test coverage through existing or new infrastructure
Write moderately complex code/scripts to test systems, implementing test harnesses and infrastructure as necessary
Collaborate on test strategy by reviewing functional requirements and design specifications.
Develop and execute test cases to fully exercise functionality developed as part of new release, defect remediation and application enhancements.
Develop, own and maintain test suites for critical applications.
Apply expertise in Java, Python, Robot, Selenium or other test frameworks to design, develop and maintain automated test scripts.
Interface and liaise with global testing, development and business teams.
Effectively communicate testing metrics, progress, schedules and issues impacting delivery.
Collaborate with other teams (Development, Quality Assurance, Operations) to determine possible solutions for particular problems and issues

Required Skills

3+ years of industry experience in software quality assurance. Financial sector preferred.
Experience with test management and defect tracking systems (ALM, JIRA. TFS etc.)
Experience with Selenium, Robot, TestNG, SoapUI or other test frameworks.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills, ability to think creatively.
Experience with Java-based applications and Web services (REST, SOAP, HTTP/s TCP/IP.)
Experience troubleshooting applications running on Unix/Linux platforms.
Familiar with software versioning system (TFS)
Strong SQL skills and exposure to relational databases
Strong teamwork and time management abilities.
Financial knowledge and interest
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
Testing experience on web applications developed using newer frameworks like Angular and React
Desired Skills
Exposure to Unit testing concepts (Junit, Karma JS)
Exposure/Experience with UAT test planning and execution
Experience with continuous Integration and associated tools and processes
Knowledge of Web services environments, languages and formats, including REST APIs, JavaScript, XML, SOAP and JSON.
Experience testing SOAP/REST based API interfaces
Experience with performance testing
Experience with security testing tools/understanding of standard security vulnerabilities.

BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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