Commonwealth Financial Network

Systems QA Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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# of Openings
Technology - Project Management Office


We are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company with 30 percent of our employee head count in technology. We’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work 38 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 11 years as one of the best places to work in IT—and for good reason. We think and have fun like a start-up (bocce tournament, annual turkey fry, summer outing, etc.) yet have the financial stability to offer you the best training and technology money can buy. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of I-95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.
Discover what it’s like to be psyched to come to work every day! We offer you:


  • A generous bonus plan
  • Stock options and use of vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, Park City, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic)
  • An opportunity to participate in our Idea Lab, a fun and dynamic program that lets us dedicate time to experimentation
  • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
  • A free on-site fitness center
  • Ample opportunity to volunteer with and support local charities
  • A VTO (volunteer time off) day to use toward a cause that’s important to you
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free breakfast on Fridays
  • A competitive benefits package—and much more

About the Opportunity

Our Project Management Office team—part of our expansive Technology department—is looking to bring on a systems QA engineer. This position entails working closely with project teams and stakeholders to write and execute manual test plans and cases and to report on results in a Microsoft environment for multiple complex projects.
The right person for this opportunity will be a self-starter with a can-do attitude and a creative problem-solver with strong analytical skills. Our workplace environment is fast paced, so the ability to stay on top of multiple projects is essential.
If you think you have what it takes—including experience in project and team leadership—then let’s introduce ourselves.


  • Ownership of the QA cycle; leading and coordinating testing tasks across project teams
  • Writing test plans and strategies
  • Reporting, analyzing, and tracking defects in TFS and ServiceNow
  • Assisting with all project releases and post-deployment controls
  • Running SQL queries to validate results
  • Participating in team meetings, project planning, and other meetings and conversations
  • Determining test scope, approaches, and strategies
  • Designing or locating test data
  • Ensuring that appropriate tests are executed
  • Collaborating with the team to identify areas of high risk and the root cause of problems; addressing risks in a timely manner
  • Working closely with the team, engineers, and developers to detect, prioritize, and fix defects and develop process improvements
  • Providing appropriate status and risk assessment for management


  • Strong manual testing experience in a variety of technology spaces: networking, systems, firewalls, workstations, VDI, IIS, and Active Directory
  • Proficiency with SQL queries/testing
  • Self-starter and comfortable speaking up in a group setting when needed
  • Experience in project and team leadership
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of priorities and urgency
  • Solid negotiation skills within a team of subject matter experts
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environment; able to remain calm when faced with a challenge



Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this career opportunity, as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and experience align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.


Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.


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