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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-02-05 00:00:00


SDET - Software Development Engineer in Test (Hybrid)

  • Overview of Citi:

    Citi is a world-leading global bank. We have approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. We provide consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. We enable clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

    Citi Belfast is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland with a diverse and talented team of over 3000 people from over 40 different nationalities across our four Belfast offices.

    We are the only global investment bank operating in Northern Ireland. Every day, our local experts interact with global teams in over 100 countries developing and supporting next-generation technology solutions for the enterprise and delivering critical services to the bank and its customers, to make sure we are a stronger and safer organization for our clients.

    You will have a truly global reach, which will provide you with new experiences and development opportunities right here in Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter.


    Role Overview:

    The Software Development Engineer in Test is a developing professional role. Deals with most problems independently and has some latitude to solve complex problems. Integrates in-depth specialty area knowledge with a solid understanding of industry standards and practices.

    Good understanding of how the team and area integrate with others in accomplishing the objectives of the sub function/ job family. Applies analytical thinking and knowledge of data analysis tools and methodologies. Requires attention to detail when making judgments and recommendations based on the analysis of factual information.

    Typically deals with variable issues with potentially broader business impact. Applies professional judgment when interpreting data and results. Breaks down information in a systematic and communicable manner. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to exchange potentially complex/sensitive information.

    Moderate but direct impact through close contact with the businesses' core activities. Quality and timeliness of service provided will affect the effectiveness of own team and other closely related teams.



    • Supports initiatives related to User Acceptance Testing (UAT) process and product rollout into production. Testing specialists who work with technology project managers, UAT professionals and users to design and implement appropriate scripts/plans for an application testing strategy/approach.

    • Conducts a variety of process monitoring, product evaluation and audit assignments.

    • Documents findings and prepares nonconformance reports.

    • Tracks nonconformance items and ensures items are resolved before project moves to production.

    • Creates and maintains testing verification matrices.

    • Gathers, maintains and reports on quality metrics.

    • Verifies traceability in project work products.

    • Exhibits good understanding of procedures and concepts within own technical area and a basic knowledge of these elements in other areas.

    • Makes evaluative judgments based on the analysis of factual information; resolves problems by identifying and selecting solutions through the application of acquired technical experience and guided by precedents.

    • Has limited but direct impact on the team and closely related teams through the quality of the tasks services provided.

    • Exchanges ideas and information in a concise and logical way; recognizes audience diversity.

    • Perform other duties and functions as assigned.

    • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.



    • Relevant experience in automation testing with Hands on experience in automation tools such as Selenium, Java , Cucumber.

    • Exposure to both functional and non-functional testing, manual and automation testing preferable in banking and financial domain.

    • Create automation  test plans, test cases,  scenarios & ensuring quality assurance for software development projects in various stages & managing process control as per standards.

    • QA Experience in defining, designing & executing test cases

    • Exposure on functional Test Automation & hybrid, keyword-driven, data-driven, Behavior Driven automation frameworks.

    • High level of programming and SQL skills e.g. Java/.NET, python, development in Linux environment (shell scripting)

    • Stay abreast of latest Test Automation, Automation tools and frameworks and also, with new trends, Open Source, Continuous Integration & Continuous Development (CI & CD such as  Jenkins, UDeploy, BitBucket, JIRA, TeamCity, SonarCube) .

    • Analyze test cases thoroughly to ensure adequate coverage of requirements.

    • Develop, maintain, and execute automated test scripts for requirement/user story validation, integration, regression, performance and usability testing.

    • Good understanding of project management principles and familiarity in different development & testing methodologies. 

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build and deliver powerful presentations to ensure QA vision is understood and implemented correctly. 

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to organize and track overlapping tasks and assignments, with frequent priority changes.

    • Good team player with the ability to lead, manage and work independently in a timely sensitive environment. 

    • Ability to coordinate with the stakeholders globally for testing activities.

    • Experience in handling mission critical requirements at short notice particularly in the regulatory space.

    • Experience in managing end to end project life cycle using industry standard methodologies.

    • Handing end to end project lifecycle from requirements to testing & post production assistance

    • Create, manage and own testing documentation in Confluence and JIRA project repositories.

    • Track QA metrics, estimate work and generate reports for management reporting

    • Well versed with Zephyr in Jira for managing test plans, environment specific test cycles and strategies for enterprise applications.


    What we Offer:

    We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.


    We’ll provide you with the resources to meet your unique needs, empower you to make healthy decisions, and allow you to choose which benefits suit you and your personal life best.


    Visit our Global Benefits page to learn more.


    Highlights to our core benefits include:

    • Award winning pension

    • On-site health services

    • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances

    • Paid parental leave

    • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 Days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure


    Citi Belfast also champions diversity within our workforce, which helps us be well and live well together. We have over 40 different nationalities in our Northern Ireland offices, are a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, and are proud to have 47% of our leadership team made up of individuals who identify as women.


    We encourage and lead inclusivity through our Pride, Disability, Multicultural, Families Matter, and Women affinity networks that are run by and for, Citi Belfast colleagues; providing them with the support they need in their personal and professional journeys and supplying them with the tools to help educate colleagues on all things related to each network to help us work better together.

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