Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Overview of Citi:

    Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides 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. Citi enables 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.


    Team Overview:

    Compliance Technology has a sophisticated next generation surveillance solution on top of distributed data platform. The Belfast team is the global center for the creation of feature based surveillance algorithms using cutting edge technologies and techniques. The volume and variety of data involved in these surveillances and the complexity of the algorithms results in one of most challenging and appropriate use cases for big data technologies.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to delivery through all aspects of the Agile software development lifecycle

    • Display great strength in manual validation of the pipeline/applications involved. Identify opportunities for test automation and efficiencies through automation

    • Build/Maintain automated test framework and tests to exercise different aspects of our application system

    • Pro-actively manage own tasks and projects to agreed deadlines

    • Adopt and provide feedback on best practices in conjunction with Test Leadership function

    • Collaborate to identify innovative ways to improve practices and procedures

    • Strong client focus with an emphasis on quality and stability

    Development Value:

    • Hands-on experience of a production implementation of Hadoop with massive data volumes

    • Potential to contribute to projects involving complex feature-based data algorithms

    • Exposure to data science and surveillance functions in a dynamic and challenging industry with regular close collaboration with our surveillance portfolio clients



    • Experience in all aspects of software testing in an Agile environment

    • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes

    • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test designs (functional and non-functional). Experience in backend testing, database testing (or ETL testing)

    • Strong ability in working with database queries; including creating queries that are precise and efficient

    • Experience of reporting testing progress in an Agile environment

    • Experience in proposing, adopting or providing feedback on new processes & technologies

    • Experience with bug tracking, test case management and source control systems

    • Ability to highlight and escalate risks


    • Experience in testing a system that processes large volumes of complex data

    • Experience in non-functional testing techniques

    • Capital Market and/or Financial Services knowledge (Trading, Market Data or Compliance)

    • Demonstrable knowledge of Continuous Integration and associated automation techniques (including scripting)



    • Hadoop (desirable) - Hive - Spark

    • Scripting (Bash, Python)

    • SQL

    • Linux

    • Continuous Integration



    • A strong degree in any mathematical subject including physics, mathematics, engineering or computer science

    • Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience


    • Adept written and verbal communicator

    • Highly adaptable and be willing to mentor and train more junior team members

    • Organized and prepared to manage multiple parallel pieces of work

    • Prior experience working with remote teams


    What we Offer:

    As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer; 

    • 23 days paid annual leave

    • Award winning pension scheme,

    • Life assurance and

    • Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.


    In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.


    Our Select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.

    Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi’s commitment to growing a diverse workforce.