QA Pre-Production Trading Tools at Talan USA

New York, NY, United States of America

Posted on Dec 14 2018 (3 months ago)




The Company

Talan USA is the American subsidiary of Talan, a French consulting firm with more than 2000 employees worldwide, and locations on eight countries (four continents). In 2018 and for the 4th consecutive year, Talan has been recognized with the “Great Place to Work” award.

Talan USA offers employees a dynamic work environment, growth opportunities and a competitive compensation package, including generous paid time off, health and 401K plans.

Each Talan consultant will join one of our two divisions: IT Consulting or Business Consulting and will be working at our client sites.

Our success is measured by both our employee and client satisfaction, which is our priority.


We are looking for a highly-skilled quality assurance analyst to assist one of our high-frequency Hedge Fund clients in New York City.

The successful candidate will work as Quality Assurance Manager and will join the Markets Division of our client. The Markets division is responsible for providing market intelligence and liquidity access in addition to developing capabilities for new markets and optimizing access to existing ones.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

We are looking for a candidate to be responsible for:

  • Managing a team of people to design, implement and execute pre-production testing of software and hardware based market access systems.
  • Using existing tools and processes to ensure new releases of trading software function as intended, meeting both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Driving the design, implementation and adoption of newer tools and processes to continue the transformation of testing to a highly automated, repeatable and scalable process.
  • Partnering with software development teams on the design and delivery of new products and functionality.
  • Identifying bottlenecks and pain points, and working with stakeholders as necessary to improve the quality and efficiency of the end-to-end software development process.
  • Working closely with production support teams to ensure the production environment is well understood by teams responsible for delivering new products into it, and that the design of test plans adequately takes it into account.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 6 years of experience in software and/or hardware quality assurance
  • At least 4 years of experience in trading systems
  • At least 2 years of experience managing people and projects
  • At least 2 years of experience in, or working towards, an environment where test execution is overwhelmingly automated
  • Solid knowledge of software fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming
  • Strong, practical knowledge of Python and/or similar scripting languages
  • Familiarity with other development languages such as C, C++ and Java. (Working knowledge of C++ a strong plus.)
  • High level of expertise working in a Linux environment
  • Ability to work with both business and technology customers
  • Experience with onsite/offshore model
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to contribute to tasks directly, as well as by managing others


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