Commonwealth Financial Network

  • QA Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    W-2018-037
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Technology - Project Management Office
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    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:

     

    • Generous bonus and stock option incentive plans
    • Use of our chairman’s vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, Park City, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic) at no cost
    • Fully paid maternity leave (12 weeks) and spousal leave (3 weeks)
    • 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

    Are you a self-starter with a can-do attitude? A creative problem solver with strong analytical skills? Our Project Management Office team, within our expansive Technology department, is looking for somebody with these qualities—and more. Your days would have you working closely with stakeholders to write and execute manual test cases and report on the results in a Microsoft environment with multiple complex projects.
     
    Our workplace environment is fast paced, so the ability to stay flexible, be proactive, and give and take direction is essential. If you have QA experience in a variety of industries (financial services a plus) and understand the fine balance of assertiveness and professionalism that’s needed for effective collaboration, then let’s introduce ourselves.

    Responsibilities

    • Working on numerous projects that are supported by the Generalist Scrum team
    • Reporting, analyzing, and tracking defects through TFS
    • Assisting with software and project releases
    • Working closely with other QA members, Development, and stakeholders
    • Participating in an Agile development environment and attending team standups, grooming, planning, and other meetings
    • Designing and presenting test scopes, approaches, and strategies
    • Creating test plans, scenarios, and cases and reviewing them with the entire team
    • Leading team discussions on test approach validation
    • Working with team members to design and locate test data
    • Ensuring appropriate tests are executed and recorded—both during development and upon deployment
    • Collaborating with the team to identify areas of high risk and the root causes of problems
    • Working with all team members to detect, prioritize, and fix defects
    • Developing and implementing process improvements with the team
    • Providing appropriate status and risk assessment for management

    Qualifications

    • 2–5 years of testing experience in information services or technology
    • Strong manual testing with SQL; proficiency with SQL queries (1–2 years of experience)
    • Experience with Agile and Scrum development processes and methodologies
    • Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Experience working in a Microsoft environment, particularly with source control and bug-tracking in TFS
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience within a software or web development team

    Experience with the following would be a plus:

    • Test-driven development (TDD)
    • Acceptance test-driven development (ATDD)
    • Behavior-driven development (BDD)
    • Test automation
    • ServiceNow ticketing system

    Summary

    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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