Associate II
IHS Markit
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2d ago

OSTTRA’s MarkitServ Testing Division is a vibrant team of members whose primary focus is on the testing phase of the product development cycle.

The group also has a responsibility to champion quality and process improvements in the delivery of all applications that will be onboarded on new (micro-services based) platforms.

Platforms are extensively using CD model and cutting-edge technologies viz Git, OpenShift, Elastic Search, Python, Cucumber Framework and Protractor Framework.

The strategic direction is the global harmonisation of this platform and onboarding various applications across the BU on this.

The QA group is technically supporting cross functional teams through an elaborate QA Infra automation and performance test suite.

The QA group works across several locations UK, India, and US.

A key component identified, as part of the move towards harmonisation of the platform, is a non-functional testing capability.

The non-functional test team is small, focused, and experienced.

Position summary

You will be a key player in the India based QA - NFT team working alongside team members in India, UK, and US on critical Agile / Waterfall projects.

Closely coordinating with Developers, Business Analysts and Project Management on day-on-day sprint / monthly release deliveries.

You will also be working closely with Product, Application Support and Operation teams to support issues found in UAT and Production.

The role will involve :

  • Designing and executing Load Test Scenarios and performing other Non-Functional Testing (particularly Resilience and Failure related).
  • Extending the existing Load Test Framework, including introducing support for new systems and technologies.
  • Specification and development of Test Harnesses, as required.
  • Analysing Test Results and associated statistics (Application, OS, network etc).
  • Automating / Enhancing other NFT activities.
  • Introducing mechanisms to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of existing testing practices.
  • Duties & accountabilities

    Must Have

    Specific Duties and Accountabilities include :

  • Design, specification, implementation, and maintenance of NFT bespoke test framework (existing utilities are predominantly written in Python and Shell. Some JavaScript).
  • Identifying issues and areas for improvement in tools and scenario design.
  • Requirement and specification documentation analysis.
  • Issue investigation and diagnosis (including raising and progressing defects through the defined lifecycle).
  • Non-Functional Support for any application’s manual and automated Testing Functions
  • The role will interact internally with other global test teams and externally facing teams, such as business analysis, development, delivery, UAT, Technology Account Management (TAM) and application support
  • Good to Have

  • Understanding and hands-on experience of the Investment Banking Domain
  • Good understanding of Financial Products
  • Understanding of FPML schema designing, XML messaging / MQ’s & assisting BA functions
  • Trade Lifecycle & Workflow Understanding
  • Testing Certifications ISTQB
  • Domain Certifications - NCFM, CFA Foundation
  • Business competencies

    Education and experience


  • University Graduate with a Computer Science or an Engineering degree.
  • Strong Background in Testing Methodology.
  • 5-7 years in a structured testing organization with at least 3 years hands-on Performance Testing experience in a multi-tier environment and / or similar experience in a relevant Development or other Technical Role.
  • Scripting / Programming Skills in Python / Java / JavaScript / PLSQL / Shell (Python experience preferred)
  • RDBMS Skills (preferably Oracle)
  • NIX Experience (Preferably Linux)
  • Well versed with performance testing concepts and their implementation
  • Experience in performance monitoring / diagnostic tools (Wireshark, AppDynamics, Splunk or other)
  • Hands-on experience in identifying performance bottlenecks
  • Desirable

  • Good exposure to Web Frameworks
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Networking knowledge
  • System Admin experience
  • Experience in the financial sector
  • Commercial awareness

  • Understanding of OTC derivatives post trade processing in any environment is desirable, but not essential
  • General understanding of Financial Instruments
  • Clearance and settlement knowledge a plus
  • Management requirements

  • Management experience not required
  • Personal competencies

    Personal impact

  • A self-starter who balances personal initiative with team initiatives
  • Having passion for testing, technology, and quality
  • Consistently seeks to improve practices and processes
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing priorities and requirements
  • Communication

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely on all levels (team, management, and customers)
  • Teamwork

  • Ability to work well in a global team with lots of direct contact both inside the team and to the users of the service
  • Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

    We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category.

    For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement .

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