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IHS Markit

SQA Engineer


Department overview:

Portfolio Valuations part of the IHS Markit Financial Market division has been serving the buyside since 2005. Portfolio Valuations cover an extensive range of financial instruments, including complex and illiquid products, vanilla and exotic derivatives, private equity investments, structured notes and cash products. These valuations are distributed via a single platform alongside clearing prices and counterparty marks.

Customers choose our valuation and risk analysis services for the accuracy and transparency of our results, the comprehensive coverage we provide through a single interface, and our expert and timely support across all regions.

We deliver cost-effective solutions for portfolios of any size and composition and can offer reliable same-day turnaround to meet customer needs.

Position summary

Portfolio Valuations for a proactive, self-starting and experienced test analyst to join its operations. This role is ideal for a dynamic and pioneering Software QA engineer who is comfortable with both completing detailed manual functional verification of complicated financial applications and with producing efficient and reliable test automation.

As an innovative product in a fast-moving industry, the position requires the ability to work very closely with the business group, to understand their requirements and to recognize importance of flexibility.

The successful candidate must be able demonstrate the ability to create test automation and frameworks for both user interfaces and APIs. To this end the candidate must be highly technical and have an excellent understanding of cutting edge test automation techniques.

Duties & accountabilities

Work from product documentation as well as through collaboration with team members in different geographic locations to create and maintain test cases and scripts to required quality levels.
Build successful relationships with Product owners, Development managers, the Client and other IT teams to deliver effective test outcomes.
Liaise with the product test managers and test stakeholders to plan and prioritise tasks in a timely and transparent manner.
Report on daily progress of tasks and escalate issues effecting timeliness of completing testing tasks
Develop test automation to high coding standards set within the QA group
Reuse, maintain and extend central QA automation frameworks and utilities
After liaising with technical leads on design and tools produce new test frameworks and tests for assigned projects
Mentor and support other co-located team member(s).
Prepare and distribute test summary reports.

Business competencies

Education and experience

University graduate or equivalent, in a computing or numerate discipline degree.
5 years or more Quality Assurance / Software Testing experience
2 years or more writing test automation/tools in a programming language (JavaScript, Python, C#, JAVA).
1 years or more writing and maintaining test automation/tools in JAVA.
Demonstrable high-quality test experience in a financial environment.
Experience of working with Agile, Test Driven Development and Business Driven Development software development processes
Extensive experience in Test Automation using Test Tools/Frameworks for example: Cucumber, Concordion, Fitnesse, Selenium, TestNG, jUnit
Good working knowledge of Cloud Implementation and understanding of AWS, Docker, Openshift, Kibana and Elastic Search would be desirable
Commercial awareness

Knowledge and experience of financial markets, specifically in OTC Derivatives is desirable
Demonstrated ability to work in a globally distributed software development team
Formal education or any recognized certifications in Finance is desirable

Personal competencies

Personal impact

Demonstrate a passion for testing, show drive to take initiative and follow through tasks to completion at a high-quality level, whilst consistently seeking to improve practices and processes.
Passion for quality assurance and attention to detail
Strong desire to learn new technologies, methods and tools
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Communication

Ability to communicate at all levels including daily team meetings, represent QA in meetings with the team, with other teams and presenting to management.
Ability to partner closely with development teams in fast-paced environment.
Ability to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Teamwork

The ability to forge strong partnerships with key members of product and technology teams.
Willingness to be flexible and adapt to project priorities and processes and ability to meet deadlines.
Company overview

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivalled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence.

IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.  We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defence, chemical, and economics and country risk. 

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.                              

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This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. 

We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit is proud to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing. As a federal contractor in the United States, IHS Markit is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. For information regarding legal rights and protections in the United States, please click on the following links:

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Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please  contact  or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct
Right to Work
EEO is the Law
EEO is the Law Supplement
Pay Transparency

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Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

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