Senior Test Analyst

Our Toronto office invites applicants for the position of:

Senior Test Analyst

Harmonic is one of the largest independent fund administrators, delivering a range of services and technology to private debt, hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, private banks, pension funds and family offices.  With our experienced professionals and technology, we support a dynamic and complex industry characterized by new financial products, trading strategies and capital markets.  Harmonic is service oriented and technology intensive providing comprehensive services and software that include operations outsourcing, custom development and technology for global investment managers.

We are looking for a talented and motivated addition to our QA team building applications for alternative investments management including Private Debt, Private Equity and Hedge Funds.

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

1.   BA or BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance

2.   ISTQB certificates – advanced level (Test Analyst, test Technical Analyst or Test Manager)

3.   Strong knowledge of QA procedures and methodologies as well as software development processes

  • Expertise in conducting and participating different types of testing – integration, system, functional, GUI, regression, performance,load, sanity, smoke and user acceptance testing
  • Strong knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) – requirement, design and analysis, development, testing, deployment and support phase using Agile methodologies
  • Experience in gathering and analyzing of software quality and performance metrics throughout the software development life cycle
  • Ability to analyze business requirements and developing detailed test plans, test cases, test scripts, traceability matrixes, automating testing procedures
  • Experience in design and development of test plans and detailed test cases for performance measurement system including geometric, multi-currency, multi-period, stock level attribution model
  • Strong knowledge in software functional, UI, performance, load testing, automation of testing processes
  • Experience in test management: risk management, estimates, planning for iteration, QA and development team coordination.

4.   Strong understanding of BA processes in financial sphere

  • Strong understanding of business specifications and workflow processes in portfolio performance measurement and risk, trading interfaces and order management systems
  • Understanding of performance measurement analysis for multi asset class, global portfolios focusing on time-weighted returns, contribution, benchmark analysis , Brinson attribution, liquidity, allocation and portfolio risk measures
  • Having expertise in eliciting of requirements and their simplifying and organization
  • Experience in writing technical and client-focused documentation, providing end-user support
  • Strong understanding of business specifications and workflow processes in investor services, compliance and fund accounting including complex performance fees and NAV calculation methods

5.   Analytical skills with good communication and self-organizing skills

6.   Experience with work on international diversified team; knowing Russian/Ukrainian languages

7.   Technical requirements

  • MS SQL Manager
  • Test Complete
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Jira/Confluence
  • Windows XP/ Vista/7/8/10/MacOS
  • SVN
  • Excel – advanced level

DUTIES

  • Negotiate quality criteria with customers and vendors and clarify use cases in test production
  • Draft effective and thorough system tests with customers
  • Write thorough unit or integration tests with developers
  • Create and manage automated System Test scripts
  • Record test results within project deadlines
  • Coordinate development and validation team activities by keeping system testing in pace with development
  • Interact between development and validation teams for effective communication
  • Perform system testing for new product execution and system production changes
  • Document test results and evaluate results to determine defects
  • Gain awareness of business application and validate requirements against user expectations
  • Assess and update test plans and documentation

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, pension, and training.

Qualified candidates should forward their CV and cover letter to: human.resources@harmonic.ky