Senior Data Quality Researcher
S&P Global Ratings
Hyderabad, IN
2d ago

The Team : Data Quality Measurement teams execute analyses and implement controls to ensure information quality for the associated client group.

A key goal of this job family is to ensure that the data sets used by the user group is of high quality and considered to be sufficient, timely and reliable considering the standards that are set by the business or regulating entity / industry group, if applicable.

The team consists of highly trained data quality professionals, who understand the business and who strive to deliver outstanding client experience, while helping to mitigate regulatory and legal risk exposure to the organization.

As part of Ratings Data Quality and Governance, Downstream Quality team leads the IT organization in the delivery of trusted quality to our users.

From a foundation of disciplined processes team seeks out innovative testing solutions, reliable & transparent test execution, and aspires towards continuous improvement in achieving top quality.

In close partnership with Product Management and Product Engineering, team members help drive quality accountability, and work to ensure our end users receive reliable, stable, defect free products, which help confidently execute our business and elevate our products.

The Impact : As a DQ Researcher you will make a key contribution in building solutions to test applications across Web / Windows / Mobile / API / Services / Mobile platforms and framing efficient data comparison methods.

Your challenge will be reducing the time to market for products without compromising quality, by leveraging automation and innovation.

You will use a wide range of technologies and have the opportunity to interact with different internal teams

What’s in it for you :

Working with a team of highly skilled, ambitious and result-oriented professionals.

Using a wide range of cutting-edge technology to innovate while testing.

An ever-challenging environment to hone your existing skills in Automation, performance, service layer testing, SQL scripting etc.

A great opportunity to think and execute like a developer while performing the role of Quality testing.

A plenty of skill building, knowledge sharing, and innovation opportunities.

Building a fulfilling career with a global financial technology company.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Engages with stakeholders to define requirements and usage needs for the measurement of data quality for a specific region or part of a business.

Undertakes ownership for the on-going delivery of data quality measurement activities with a concentrated focus on a specific region or part of a business.

On identification of data quality issues, performs analysis and escalates for next level review to remediate the issue and achieve high quality data.

Performs testing of defined use cases on new technology and deliver results on data tasks performed; identifies sources or errors.

Performs basic root cause analysis on smaller self-contained data analysis tasks that may be related to assigned projects or other unfamiliar projects.

Delivers testing of defined use cases as part of data audits on new data vendors.

Delivers data quality processes to assure S&P Ratings compliance against regulatory requirements.

Performs data queries to identify and drive correction of data inconsistencies.

Develop automation / performance scripts that meet organization standards and build reliable, reusable and maintainable automated regression suites & test harness

Leverage tools and frameworks to build automation / performance scripts with quality code to simplify testing scenarios

Design and develop test plans, test cases based upon functional and design specifications, execute test cases and analyze and report test results to the teams

Participate in internal / cross team meetings, project scoping, functional reviews, test specifications, technical reviews for assigned projects in an Agile environment

Participate actively in functional, system and regression testing activities

Capture quality assurance data and metrics to provide insights and conclusions

Estimate and perform risk analysis for quality delivery

Functional and Business Knowledge

Applies basic knowledge of data development lifecycle, theories and work tools developed through past experience to best complete assignments.

Basic knowledge of the business and the data quality objectives for his / her team.

Problem Solving

Identifies and solves problems in data domain of primary operation.

Ability to analyze a complex business problem or use case and propose clean, objective solutions

Ability to listen to & dissect a business problem and translate into objective technical requirements with minimal interaction with business use

Passion for problem solving / new technologies


Works within own team; may interact with other related teams

Works with stakeholders in data domain of primary operation to understand processes and procedures

Communicates updates on data quality within own team

Typical Scope & Impact

Contributes to the achievement of personal and team objectives.

Minimum and Preferred Education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

Minimum and Preferred Experience / Skills

3-4 years of experience in a data operations role - experience in a data quality role would be an advantage. Or 3 - 4 years of Experience in software testing or development with good understanding of testing, coding and debugging procedures.

Experience in Data Visualization, Data Analytics and have knowledge of data analysis and data manipulation products e.g.

Advanced Excel, SQL, Oracle database, data extraction tools, QlikSense, ETL, Python, Experience in programming using Python / Java or other languages

Experience in design and development of automated tests using automation tools across the application layers (UI / Service / Data layers) and root cause analysis

Experience in advising team to identify automatable test cases at different layers (UI, Services and Data layer tests). Ability to working with developers to build automation / performance friendly code is highly desirable

Experience in developing Test Plans and Test Cases, engage in Exploratory Testing, creating and maintaining Defect Reports

Demonstrate ability to explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences

Strong communication skills and ability to deliver clear, concise documentation and presentations

General understanding of Financial and Market data

General understanding of data and data flows

Ability to work effectively within a large, global team

Ability to deliver prioritized tasks on time, in full

Attention to detail

Ability to learn and apply concepts and techniques in a fast-paced environment

Problem solving capabilities

Willingness to ask questions and escalate where concerns are not resolved

Ability to hold others accountable for delivery of key actions

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence.

We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities.

  • We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk;
  • market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

    S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE : SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

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