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Belfast, Northern Ireland


QA / Test Engineer

  • Description

    CME is looking for a highly talented QA/Test Engineer to join the Trade Execution Team in Belfast as a Test Engineer.  You will work on high-profile, mission-critical projects on CME's electronic GLOBEX trading platform. 
    The Test Engineer will work with application SMEs, developers, and analysts to understand complex business problems, contribute to design of testing strategy, implement agreed approach, and deliver changes safely to Production for our business.  The successful candidate will be a strong communicator who asks probing questions ensuring requirements are clearly understood from the outset.  They will be comfortable in a technical environment and confident presenting their own ideas and influencing change, while building key relationships within the organisation.

    Our Test Engineers understand the criticality of non-functional requirements.  They enjoy working with an application where ultra-low latency performance, the capacity to seamlessly manage the busiest trading days in the world economy, rock-solid reliability and integrity are all key facets.


    There’s never been a more exciting time to join.  CME Group have recently entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Google Cloud that will transform global derivatives markets, by migrating our technology infrastructure to Google Cloud (GCP) and becoming a fully cloud based company.


    At CME, Internal mobility and flexibility are a key part to our agile approach to technology delivery. 

    Principal Accountabilities
    •    Analyse and decompose software requirements from business/stakeholder requirements.
    •    Involved in test strategy, planning & execution/implementation of automated test cases 
    •    Act as an owner for application quality; owns and drives bug resolution during development to secure product quality
    •    Maintain Test Framework, test environments and automated test packs
    •    Contribute to continuous improvement, improving team processes and methodologies, and following best practices.


    Essential Criteria
    •    Bachelor's degree (with honours) or equivalent/better strongly preferred, but substantial relevant experience could substitute
    •    Experience in QA execution and planning
    •    BDD methodologies (Cucumber) and writing automated acceptance criteria
    •    Solid Linux/GIT knowledge 
    •    A growth mindset
    •    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    •    Excellent problem-solving skills


    Desirable Criteria
    •    Knowledge of SDLC methodologies, particularly Agile
    •    ISTQB Foundational Knowledge
    •    Keeps track of the leading edge in Software Testing
    •    Knowledge of financial markets and working with financial applications.
    •    Knowledge of financial messaging protocols, and in particular FIX.
    •    Knowledge of GCP (staff will have opportunity to gain GCP certifications)
    •    Java / Jenkins / Ansible / Python / Shell-scripting experience
    •    Confluence, JIRA, or other Atlassian tools.


    CME Group: Where Futures Are Made

    CME Group ( is the world's leading derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it, all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day, whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 3,500 employees located around the world, we're small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we're looking for more.

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