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Senior Software Test Engineer

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Role Responsibility

Senior Software Test Engineer

As a Senior Test Engineer you will work within the Agile framework as part of or alongside a scrum team focused on short development sprints and also with the DevOps team on more longer term technical tests. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful testing of front end web applications; cloud based micro services, integration with third party vendor systems and our backend fund management legacy systems.

You must also be able to demonstrate hands on experience on web based UI test automation and if you have used any code versioning, build and pipeline tools.   

You will be responsible for:

  • Creation and maintenance of front and back end test automation
  • Planning and maintaining testing environments
  • Manage release of code and changes into the test environments.
  • Test estimations for Sprints and Releases
  • Estimation and planning of the test preparation and test support for all backlog items.
  • Directing and supporting all aspects of preparing and executing functional test scripts during the sprint
  • Analysis and setup up of all supporting test data
  • Accurate recording and reporting of test progress
  • Accurate and comprehensive creation, escalation and management of defects
  • Creation and maintenance of regression test packs
  • Active participation in the Scrum, Sprint Planning, Refining, Sprints, Reviews and Retrospectives
  • Daily update and maintenance of test scripts and defects

The Ideal Candidate

  • 5 years plus experience of test script preparation, execution and management using a test management tool such as ALM or JIRA
  • 5 years plus experience of defect, bug, issue creation and management using a test management tool such as ALM, JIRA
  • Good knowledge of Agile testing methods and processes using tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, Git
  • Must be motivated and interested in learning current & new testing methodologies, techniques and approaches
  • ISEB or ISTQB accredited to at least Foundation level
  • Working knowledge of structured test methods and processes
  • Working knowledge of Fund Investment and Management, Security Trading Lifecycle, Financial Services business processes
  • Basic scripting of automated tests using a coding languages like, Selenium, Java, Python, Ruby, C-Sharp, JavaScript, .Net, etc.

Nice to have

  • Experience using SQL to interrogate databases for test data preparation and checking test execution results
  • Automated testing of Responsive or Adaptive Web Designs
  • Experience of testing integrated systems comprised of Browser/Web Portal (HTML/XML/JavaScript), Cloud Services (Java, SQL), Third Party and Legacy systems
  • Non-functional testing, performance, security, disaster recovery, usability
  • Experience of testing Continuous Delivery programmes

The Ideal Candidate

DST is a leading provider of specialised technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. We enable clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalise on ever-changing customer, business, and regulatory requirements in the world's most demanding industries.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, DST is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DST), employing over 16,000 talented people globally.

In March 2017, DST acquired International Financial Data Services (IFDS) in the UK and Ireland; making DST a leading provider of investor and policyholder administrative services to the funds, insurance and wealth management industries.

DST employs ~5,000 people across 12 locations in the UK and Ireland

DST

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