Commonwealth Financial Network

  • QA Engineer

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

    Are you a self-starter with a can-do attitude? A creative problem solver with strong analytical skills? Our Project Management 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.


    Key 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 that 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

    Core strengths

    • 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 

    Additional skills and knowledge a plus

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

    Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.


    About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive.


    That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities.


    Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home.


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



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