Commonwealth Financial Network

  • QA Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technology - Project Management Office
  • 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 40 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 12 years as one of the best places to work in IT—and for good reason.


    Our firm is committed to technology and wants to be the best at what we do. Bring your passion and come to work at a place that values your talents! 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

    Our Project Management Office team—part of our expansive Technology department—is looking to bring on a QA engineer who will work closely with stakeholders to write and execute manual test cases and report on results in a Microsoft environment.
    The right person for this opportunity will be a self-starter with a can-do attitude and a creative problem solver with strong technical, financial, and 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, then let’s introduce ourselves.


    • Owning QA activities for the team
    • Working with a diverse, multinational team to identify and execute test activities
    • Writing test plans, cases, and strategies
    • Reporting, analyzing, and tracking defects within TFS
    • Assisting with software releases
    • Working closely with other QA members, Development, and stakeholders
    • Producing timely released, high-quality software through the following actions:
      • Participating in team standups, planning, and other meetings
      • Designing test scope, approaches, and strategies
      • Creating test plans and cases as appropriate; possibly directing others
      • Designing or locating test data
      • Ensuring that appropriate tests are executed during development and upon deployment
      • Collaborating with the team to identify areas of high risk and root causes of problems
      • Working closely with the team and developers to detect, prioritize, and fix defects
      • Providing appropriate status and risk assessment for management
      • Improving the QA team by finding and implementing process improvements, as well as by mentoring more junior members of the team


    • 5–8 years of testing experience in information services/technology
    • QA lead experience in support of accounting, portfolio performance, and financial systems platforms
    • Experience leading and coordinating work across QA project teams
    • Strong understanding of financial investment systems, including, but not limited to, performance calculations, fee billing and calculation, corporate actions, and account reconciliation
    • 3+ years of SQL experience; writing and executing complex queries, data mining, etc.
    • Experience writing test cases, maintaining a test case backlog, and working with QA automation engineers
    • Prior work in Agile and Scrum environments
    • Experience working in a Microsoft environment; knowledge of TFS and Visual Studio
    • Familiarity with testing web-based applications; SaaS experience a plus
    • Experience with source control and bug-tracking systems
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient in manual test development and execution


    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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