Principal QA Analyst

Employer
MFS Investment Management
Location
Boston, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Jul 2022
Closes
26 Aug 2022
Ref
16063010
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for: Principal Quality Assurance Analyst position (Investment and Trading) in the GTIO department is a technology leadership role responsible for the quality assurance function for a suite of applications or business capabilities supporting our investment and trading applications at MFS. The position responsibilities include bringing towards the concepts of understanding business architecture, requirements definition, data integrations, and extending these to ensure the overall quality of the applications and the capabilities being tested. The quality assurance function includes functional, regression, integration, data, performance, automation, load, security, and continuous testing aspects of the application suites. The business departments supported includes Investments, Trading and Investment Operations. This position acts as an overall quality partner & holds sign-off responsibility for the business areas supported and would guide the team in terms of testing strategy, approach, and processes to be followed.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for a portfolio of business applications for a small business technology portfolio, or major segment of the business technology portfolio from the quality assurance perspective.
  • Needs to be proficient and very detailed at the 'implementation level' to define strategy and implementation of for major segments of MFS' business portfolios (Investments, Trading, Investment Operations, and Distribution).
  • They are the overall quality partner and holds final quality sign-off responsibility for the application suite.
  • Will be providing expert level direction of the MFS application quality assurance strategy, approaches, tools, and technologies in testing (functional, regression, integration, data, performance, automation, load, security, and continuous testing) to ensure highest quality for the applications and solutions required for the business capabilities. Will be responsible for the definition of standards for test cases and success criteria, and expert in authoring them.
  • They need to possess deep knowledge of industry data domains, application processes, and interdependencies between apps / data in solutions required for the business capabilities supported. Will be responsible for the overall quality at the portfolio and end-to-end solutions.
  • Requires deep domain knowledge of the industry standards and capabilities, regulatory requirements, and business knowledge to collaborate with the senior business analyst and engineering leads.
  • Will be participating in the technology solutions' implementation approach and strategy, integration solutions and overall user-experience and interactions with the business stakeholders and software engineering teams. As such, the projects and initiatives require extensive research, analysis, value-stream integrations, and interconnectivity,
  • Coordinate infrastructure and information security rollouts and upgrades with the Agile teams and align various roadmaps into the execution plan.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a business or technology related field.
  • 10+ years' experience as a business analyst or quality assurance engineer or business domain expert in the financial services industry supporting buy-side technology.
  • 10+ years' experience in testing complex software solutions in the Investment management firms. Proven expertise to understand business architecture and multi-layered business applications and develop quality assurance strategy and approach.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and business knowledge. Excellent understanding and experience of all aspects of the quality assurance process - functional, regression, data, performance, automation, load, and security testing.
  • Possesses deep domain knowledge of the quality assurance tools and processes, with special emphasis on the latest automation and integration technologies that are regularly emerging. Should possess business knowledge to collaborate with the business analyst leads, engineering leads and / or senior leaders of the business portfolio.
  • Ability to assess impact of the proposed business requirements or engineering changes to the existing application suites and devise efficient and effective plan to ensure quality across the entire portfolio.
  • Familiarity required to work with product / solutions vendors and support protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of databases (Oracle and SQL Server preferred) including SQL query language or PL/SQL programming.
  • Proven ability to maximize resources and communicate with others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, a proven commitment to best practices and a demonstrated ability to coach agile teams.

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What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs


MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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