QA Manager - Capital Markets DataWarehouse

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: 315 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3A4 Canada

Status: 6 Month Contract

Job Reference No: 856

Job Category: QA, Quality Assurance, Capital Markets, Investments, DataWarehouse, HP ALM, QC, QTP, UFT, UC4, MarkitEDM, VB, PL/SQL, T-SQL, C#, QA Automation, QA Performance, Agile

Career Level: Senior

Number of Staff to Supervise: N/A

Work Experience: 5+ years QA Manager, Capital Markets, Investments, DataWarehouse, HP ALM, QC, QTP, UFT, UC4, MarkitEDM, VB, PL/SQL, T-SQL, C#, Stocks, Bonds, Private Investments, Derivatives, QA automation, QA Performance, Agile

Industry: Capital Markets, Investment, Bank

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QA Manager – Capital Markets DataWarehouse

 

Job Title: QA Manager - Capital Markets DataWarehouse

 

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Status:  6 Month Contract

Job Category: QA, Quality Assurance, Capital Markets, Investments, DataWarehouse, HP ALM, QC, QTP, UFT, UC4, MarkitEDM, VB, PL/SQL, T-SQL, C#, QA Automation, QA Performance, Agile

Career Level: Intermediate to Senior

Work Experience: 5+ years QA Manager, Capital Markets, Investments, DataWarehouse, HP ALM, QC, QTP, UFT, UC4, MarkitEDM, VB, PL/SQL, T-SQL, C#, Stocks, Bonds, Private Investments, Derivatives, QA automation, QA Performance, Agile

Industry: Capital Markets, Investment, Bank

                               

DESCRIPTION:

 

The Test Manager develops and leads the implementation of the end-to-end testing strategy for the company’s investment data warehouse.  Specifically, the Test Manager is accountable for:

 

 

- Devising end-to-end testing strategies in support of major (projects) and minor (application support) extensions and changes to the investment data warehouse

 

- Test planning and hands-on coordination through collaboration with project managers, IT development leads, QA leads, release / deployment leads, business analyst leads and consumers

- Ensure consumers of the investment data warehouse are fully engaged to test their applications, and that the end-to-end plan accounts for their testing

- Managing deflect flow to ensure prioritization and resolution

- Coordinating testing activities across build and test lifecycles

- Looping back to strategy to ensure adherence and validity

- Providing consultation on how to test the integration between the data warehouse and upstream/downstream systems

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

- Responsible for Test strategy and plan, planning and coordinating the end to end testing efforts across the different testing types, teams and phases (e.g. DIT, SIT, UAT and Consumers).

- Drives the defect management process including triage

- Owns the regression testing strategy, advises which suites to run on different test scenarios (including automation and performance testing)

- Responsible for the test data and test environment strategy and manages the coordination of testing activities within the environment for application support and project teams

- Provides status of testing activities and deliverables to project / enhancement delivery manager.

- Communicates and collaborates effectively with business analysts, IT developers, test leads, testers, project / enhancement delivery manager, customers and Testing Strategy and Governance teams

- Aligns and implements standards, governance, and progress and root cause metrics.

- Provides oversight on testing partners and raises issues with regard to deadlines and testing quality

- Drives continuous improvement in testing

 

SKILLS:

 

- A university/college degree

- 8+ years of IT or Investment Business area

- 5+ years of QA

- Have extensive project planning and coordination skills

- Candidates should possess knowledge and experience with capital markets data flow and warehousing.

- Experience with building and managing end-to-end test strategies

- Experience with building QA standards (including end-to-end Defect Flow)

- Experience with test environment planning

- Experience with QA automation and Performance Testing

- Knowledge/experience with HP ALM/QC and QTP/UFT is required

- Ability to work independently in a fast changing environment. Results oriented, team player

- Good logical, analytical and problem solving skills

- Ability to create clear and concise, high quality testing artifacts

- Knowledge of industry standard SDLC and Testing Methodologies (including Agile Methodology)

 

SKILLS:

- Knowledge of enterprise data vendor tools such as UC4, MarkitEDM is an asset

- Knowledge/experience writing and reviewing programs (VB, PL/SQL, Transact SQL, T-SQL, C#) is an asset

- Knowledge of Financial Products (Stocks, Bonds, Private Investments, Derivatives) and process for managing the products an asset