Skill: test automation , qa analyst , qa , software engineering , jira , software testing , testing , agile , unix / linux , test tools , test cases , test case management , test execution , writing , jenkins , infrastructure; Exp: 7-10 years; About MSCI For more than 40 years, MSCIs research-based indexes and analytics have helped the worlds leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research. Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking. For more information, visit us at www.msci.com. Position Overview MSCI is seeking an outstanding quality assurance analyst to join our Business Functional QA team in Mumbai, India. As a key member of this team, the candidate will work closely with the global teams based in London, Budapest, New York City and Chicago to ensure that MSCI real estate investment performance and risk management applications continue to provide clients exceptional quality and sophistication. The candidate is expected to be detail oriented and capable of performing multi-task assignments in a timely and independent fashion. The candidate will work on a broad range of innovative applications utilizing the latest technologies and will be responsible for ensuring that product specifications and functionality fulfill client needs. The individual is expected to create tests, setup regression automation, and execute functional tests for a broad range of applications, covering an end to end workflow, that produce client analytics and reporting products. The candidate should be highly motivated, have strong communications skills, and the ability to learn quickly. Scope of Responsibility The candidate will have opportunity to work on innovative financial applications utilizing the latest technologies and will be responsible for understanding client needs and for ensuring that product specifications and functionality fulfill client needs. The members of our Business Functional QA team have the opportunity to contribute in a broad set of roles including review of software or report specifications, developing test plans and test cases, test execution management, verifying and implementing and using automated test tools and supporting the change management of MSCI real assets product suite. As MSCIs systems involve both software and data operations the QA Analyst will be expected to communicate and work together with data operations and software development teams to resolve test issues contribute to best practice development. From time to time the team also liaises with client facing teams to assist in problem resolution and identification and development of issue prevention strategies. The candidate will be exposed on a daily basis to a range of topics in the following areas Primary responsibility is to develop and extend test script, testing infrastructure and all test related documentation. Analyze our applications and processes to identify key areas for test automation. Perform test case management activities and track test requirement coverage. Analyze defects found during testing to identify likely root cause and create defect reports. Develop, monitor and maintain automated test framework for calculators, workflow management systems, web services and internal and client-facing user interfaces. Work with Product, Data Operations and Development teams to develop and execute test plans. Work with Release Engineers to ensure smooth delivery of our applications to our clients. Assist in streamlining and improving the daily test processes. Provide assistance to the Product team for system configuration change management Provide expert input into last line production issue resolution. Coach junior QA analysts and business partners not yet familiar with QA processes. Specific Knowledge and skills Knowledge of finance including real estate investment, equity and fixed income, financial data, and financial topics and the interest to learn such topics is desired Experience in business analysis skills such as data modelling, process mapping and specification writing highly desirable. Familiarity with Agile software engineering processes as well as Software Engineering Systems such as JIRA, Jenkins or similar systems is helpful. Strong Microsoft Office-based skills, particularly Microsoft Excel. Basic Unix/Linux scripting and troubleshooting skills would be helpful. Strong sense of ownership in testing not just to specification but to real world financial cases- interest and knowledge of the product functions is a plus. Adapts quickly to working within a rapidly evolving software architecture and project environment. High degree of motivation, with strong written and oral communications skills (written and verbal), attention to detail and ability to learn quickly. Ability to self-manage and multi-task, excellent numerical, problem-solving/troubleshooting skills Strong team working and collaborative approach with willingness to share duties across the broader team when necessary to meet client requirements or team goals Desired Experience & Qualifications Experience in the design, development, and implementation of software testing solutions. At least 7 years in software QA and test automation experience, of which at least 2 years include coaching or mentoring more junior analysts/testers. Test automation experience. Test experience across a broad set of application types, including configurable business-rules driven applications, business intelligence/reporting solutions, workflow management as well as client-facing web applications. Master or Bachelor degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Math/Statistics/Finance or a computer related field. Certification in recognized structured testing methodology Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis. To all recruitment agencies MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.
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