Technical QA Specialist 3129691
Morgan Stanley
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Americas
3h ago


Company Profile Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

With offices in more than 43 countries, the people of Morgan Stanley are dedicated to providing our clients the finest thinking, products and services to help them achieve even the most challenging goals.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. We embrace integrity, excellence, team work and giving back.

The Technology division partners with our business units and leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global and dynamic financial markets.

Our sizeable investment in technology results in leading-edge tools, software, and systems. Our insights, applications, and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients’ businesses and to our own.

Enterprise Technology & Services (ETS) delivers shared technology services for the Firm supporting all business applications and end users.

ETS provides capabilities for all stages of the Firm’s software development lifecycle, enabling productive coding, functional and integration testing, application releases, and ongoing monitoring and support for over 3,000 production applications.

ETS also delivers all workplace technologies (desktop, mobile, voice, video, productivity, intranet / internet) in integrated configurations that boost the personal productivity of our employees.

Application and end user services are delivered on a scalable, secure, and reliable infrastructure composed of seamlessly integrated datacenter, network, compute, cloud, storage, and database services.

Position Description : The Quality Assurance and Production Management (QAPM) division is responsible for the Quality Assurance and Application Support for a range of custom Front, Middle and Back office applications used to support the business processes within Morgan Stanley.

A portfolio of projects across departments is supported by this QA team, with the leadership located at New York. The team consists of full time employees and consultants based in Montreal, New York, London, India (Pune & Bengaluru) and Shanghai, supporting distributed team of Developers across the same.

The QA team does Functional, Regression, Integration and Performance testing. In addition members of this team also perform Release Management / DevOps support for various projects.

The supported departments are undergoing transformations to adopt Agile methodology, enhance test automation coverage and invest heavily into DevOps implementation, to improve Quality and time-

to-market. The ideal candidate will be working in partnership with the Development and Business Team members based in Montreal, New York, London and India.

The candidate should be adaptive to a continuous changing and fast paced environment, be able to successfully multi-task, and thrive in a dynamic, fully engaged QA role.

The role will involve interacting with clients in the Business, developers, external vendors and other QA teams, besides giving enabling own QA team to meet the transformation objectives.

The candidate will be working on existing and new initiatives within global QA team. The team incorporates agile methodologies including Scrum, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery in its development processes.

We are looking for a Technical QA Specialist with expertise in Agile and DevOps methodologies / implementations. The candidate needs to be able to work with geographically dispersed Dev & QA team in a very dynamic, rapidly evolving and high pressure, high visibility project setting.

The candidate is expected to contribute in a hands-on fashion on the project as well as take ownership of various QA deliverables.

The following will be the candidates key focus areas : - Problem-solver, go-getter and motivated to improve QA services and delivery-

Passionate around automation, both front-end and server side, with creative approach toward building a robust and reliable end-

to-end automation solution across projects- Being comfortable with white-box testing, frequent / incremental code deployment-

Ability to use a wide variety of open source and in house technologies and tools.- Take a hands-on approach to implementing QA processes right from requirements analysis, test design, automation and analysis.

  • Own the quality, timeliness of delivery and metrics driven continuous improvement- Collaborate with Developers, Business and multiple global stakeholders to drive QA agenda & standards by engaging with them throughout the SDLC-
  • Communicate key issues and progress updates in a regular, accurate, timely fashion.


    Skills Required - 7+ years of experience working on and managing QA Projects- Hands-on experience with Agile (preferably Scrum), Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD)-

    Experienced on DevOps implementations, Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins), Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery.

  • Experience on API testing (especially REST)- Basic knowledge on Equities / Derivatives products, Trading, Corporate Actions, etc.
  • Strong QA fundamentals, test design and writing skills, automation and analysis.- Strong working knowledge of various test types including client / server, white-
  • box, black-box, positive / negative, and relational database testing. Strong working knowledge of various test phases including functional, integration and regression -

    Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills- Ability to learn new things, architectural level details, innovative testing approach.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication (written and oral) and professional approach Skills Desired - Scrum Certification (e.
  • g. Certified ScrumMaster (CSM))- Prior development experience using Java or Scala programming - Source Control tools (e.g.

    GIT / Perforce). Knowledge on configuration management using Ansible, Puppet or Chef is a plus- Experience on testing Databases (such as IBM DB2, Sybase, Oracle GreenPlum etc.

    and ETL testing exposure Knowledge of French and English is required. Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer.

    We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize their full potential.*LI-FP7

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