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Senior QA Automation Engineer
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Job Purpose

ICE Clear Credit LLC, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., is seeking a Senior QA Automation Engineer to work closely with other Quality Assurance professionals, Development professionals and other Technology teams to validate and develop test automation for end-to-end systems requirements and complex activities related to the release of new products, software releases and business initiatives.

This position will work directly with ICELink, a leading connectivity and trade workflow provider for credit default swaps (CDS). ICELink is an entrepreneurial and aggressive organization that provides more than 800 buy-side institutions, 26 sell-side dealers and 12 prime brokers with electronic workflow, connectivity, real time clearing, and tools to reduce operational risk and meet regulatory requirements. A successful candidate maintains a hands-on pragmatic approach with an understanding of the dynamics of the financial marketplace. ICELink Systems span:

* OLTP systems for managing business and system workflows
* Enterprise Integration systems for ETL and Data Feed Management
* Reporting systems for Member, Regulatory and Compliance
* User Interface systems for the external marketplace


* Design effective component, system, functional, application and enterprise level test automation
* Identify dependencies, risks, and defines the overall strategy for testing complex systems or applications
* Participates in all aspects of a full-lifecycle development methodology, and related quality concepts and processes
* Performs troubleshooting software / hardware configuration problems
* Designs should include establishment of repeatable and automated procedures for data aging, baseline recording, trend development and test execution
* Certify conceptually and via test execution, each components' capabilities
* Analyze, troubleshoot and automate systems at the application, database and network level
* Frequent interaction with project managers, developers, third-party application vendors, product managers and sales professionals in order to ensure that we deliver quality systems

Knowledge and Experience

* Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a four year college or university with a major in computer science, finance or mathematics; or five plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Minimum of 5 years of experience in enterprise application testing (test case development and execution) for an exchange, clearing house or FCM
* Minimum of 5 years of experience in the software development life cycle, preferably in a financial services environment
* Prefer at least 5 years of experience with commodity markets, financial trading environment, or equity brokerage business and exposure to futures markets
* Prefer 5+ years of experience working in UNIX/Linux and SQL/Oracle environments
* Experience in at least two of the following languages: Java, Groovy, JavaScript, Python
* Strong working knowledge of Java based test automation frameworks (TestNG, Fitnesse, JUnit)
* Experience with testing of Java APIs
* Strong background in functional testing with the ability to design and develop comprehensive automated test strategy and test cases
* Strong background in building automated testing architectures / frameworks
* Strong background in reviewing business and functional requirements in order to produce a test strategy and test cases
* Track record of completing assignments on time with a high degree of quality
* Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills
* Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment, and deliver production quality software within tight schedules
* Must be results-oriented, self-motivated and have the ability to thrive in a fast-pace environment
* Ability to define and refine test processes and methods that deliver on the business demands
* Strong problem-solving, analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills
* Strong communication skills
* Strong organizational skills and decision making ability
* Extensive knowledge of testing process, testing methodology analysis and defect reporting tools
* Experience with both White Box and Black Box Testing
* Communication
* Ability to analyze, and interpret application interfaces and technical procedures
* Ability to define, direct and prioritize tasks and activities of other quality assurance professionals
* Ability to write test cases and other application development documentation
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from technical staff both internal and external to the company
* Ability to reviewing business and functional requirements in order to produce a test strategy and test cases

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.

Additional Information

* Job Type: Standard
* Schedule: Full-time

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