QA Engineer

REF: BBBH27730_1623052345

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Location: NI - Greater Belfast

MCS is extremely proud to be working with a FTSE 250 fintech Alpha as they currently seek to hire new QA Engineers for their Global Software Hub based in Belfast, expanding the Quality Assurance function. As a QA Engineer you will be responsible for quality and testing of this giant's next generation of Financial Trading applications.

This company is aware of the competitiveness within finding talented QA Engineers and therefore takes great pride in hiring the very best colleagues! This is reflected in the treatment of their workforce, their investments in new technologies in-house and their renowned retention rates. This QA engineer role is a rare opportunity. One not to be missed!

What Will I be doing?

  • Design and execute automated tests.
  • Engage in exploratory testing.
  • Conduct manual testing to support the wider strategy.
  • Work closely with Senior Test Engineers to help provide estimates.
  • Participate effectively within a team.
  • Work closely with developers to understand the impact of testing needed to confirm changes.
  • Write, capture, and execute test cases as part of user story completion (either manual or automated as appropriate)
  • Drive home the importance of quality throughout the entire SDLC.
  • Identify and raise risks and issues to STEs, Tas and TDM as applicable.
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis for production issues as required.
  • Ensure automation code is well commented and constructed, and suitable for review.

What do I need?

Essential Criteria

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent industry experience


  • Enterprise system experience
  • Experience of analysing user story acceptance criteria to build tests
  • Experience of co-ordinating testing activities

Desirable Criteria

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Relevant testing qualifications such as:
  • BCS Intermediate

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience of reporting on test execution progress and analysing findings
  • Knowledge of Financial Markets, Systems and Over the Counter (OTC) products
  • Financial sector experience
  • Experience working in Agile teams
  • Automation tools and practises in use such as:
  • BDD automation using such as:
  • SpecFlow
  • Cucumber-JVM, and
  • Fitnesse
  • Loadrunner and/or JMeter for performance testing
  • UI automation using tools such as:
  • Selenium webdriver
  • Test Complete
  • QTP

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up-to-date CV via the link provided or contact Scott Agnew, IT Sourcer at MCS Group 028 9049 0863.

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