Sr. QA EngineerJob Description, Required Skills, Education, Experience:The primary responsibility of this position will be to ensure adequate testing of development code prior to release to production. The Senior QA Engineer will work with the QA Specialist and mentor other QA Engineers. The Senior QA Engineer will join QA Specialist in interfacing with EPM staff as well as CTO staff.The focus of the Senior QA Engineer will be to build technical expertise in our applications. The ability to build technical relationships with Application Development staff is a strong requirement for this position.The Senior QA engineer should focus on automation and process efficiency. Work products produced (test plans, test cases, etc.) must be of such quality that they can be used as examples for QA Engineers.Over time the QA Engineer is responsible for building technical expertise in our applications. Experience in an agile environment is stongly preferred.Duties:Lead the creation of test plans including technical and business requirementsIdentify risks and prepare mitigation plansAssist QA and Release Specialist in preparing implementation timelinesDevelop Test Data StrategyAssist QA Specialist in determining appropriate test environmentsWork with business analysts to ensure business requirements are adequateCreate test cases according to standards manual and automatedPerform problem solving and root cause analysis when defects occurUpdate Quality Center according to standardEngage Application Development in defect resolutionParticipate on continuous improvement efforts within the QA organizationSupport and provide constructive feedback on existing processes and standardsResearch and evaluate new testing technologies and toolsBecome technically competent in the technologies used by Application Development organizationsEvaluate and recommend process or technical changes to partner organizationsOffer technical guidance to QA EngineersPlay leadership role during test plan and test case reviews, providing direct feedback to Quality Engineers and offshore testing team membersUse positive influence to engage EPM and business partnersProvide guidance around automation strategies, working with the QA Specialist and Application DevelopmentRequirements:4 year College Degree Required.- Must possess a minimum of 5 years experience (academic or direct experience, including best practices) in the IT field- Must have 4+ years experience using Selenium- Must have 2+ yrs experience from a financial services organization, with *****trading platform experience*****.Demonstrates a solid understanding of product lifecycles as well as how technical systems work and interactStrong analytical, organizational and problem solving/decision making skillsMust be very detail orientedMust have minimum 2+ years experience in Windows, LINUX, UNIX, JAVA, Web Services, SQL ServerShould be familiar with C++, InterSystems CACHE, Oracle,, HTML, XMLMust have minimum 2+ years experience in Automation tools UFT, Selenium, JUnit, Soap UIKnowledge of financial markets/operations backgroundExcellent communication and organizational skills, team playerSolid understanding of the Software Development LifecycleAbility to resolve issues In a timely mannerAbility to prioritize workload in an efficient mannerEffective listening skillsProven ability to work effectively in a team setting as well as independently with minimal error and guidanceSense of urgency and commitment to providing the best support possible to both internal and external clientsOutstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of associates in the organization well as solid facilitation skillsMust be able to act in a SME role for various projects and initiativesA minimum of 2 years experienceExperis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)