QA Automation Engineer – with FIX

Primary responsibility will include developing automated test cases for trading applications Fast and Fix protocol using automated test tools.

Principal Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Outline a framework for automation
  • Build automated test scenarios based on manual test cases for complex trading application
  • In-depth knowledge of FIX protocol and how its implemented for communication between trading platforms
  • Strong Java background
  • Working knowledge of middleware adapters for trade message validation
  • Hands-on exposure to FIX, FIXATDL, FIXML adapter
  • Able to validate pre and post trade messages
  • Test and assure the quality of the software delivered, conforming to SDLC methodology
  • Automate approved scripts
  • Continuously develop and maintain the product knowledge, system knowledge and relationship with the team, users and Developers
  • Manage projects


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and logic
  • Organized and diligent
  • Self starter
  • Able to work individually as well as in a team
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexible to change tasks
  • Flexible to work long hours

Professional/Technical Skills

  • Prior exposure to Automated tool developing automated scripts
  • Exposure to real time trading applications
  • Familiarity with the concept of middle-tier and matching engine
  • Understanding of software life cycle
  • Ability to write test scripts and maintain their accuracy
  • Participate in all levels of testing
  • Enforce QA standards and policies
  • Interact with the end users
  • Manage defect tracking database
  • Attend project meetings to report status and to take follow up actions needed
  • Analyze new functional requirements
  • Design and execute test plan
  • Constant communication with the QA team

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor degree with business/finance major with Computer Science interest/exposure or equivalent
  • 2-5 years of experience in the financial industry
  • Prior real-time trading application experience
  • Prior test script writing experience

We Offer

  • Fixed salary (Competitive Base)
  • Annual bonuses

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