QA Engineer – Python – Trading Systems – Buy-Side – £120k

£80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits

QA Test Engineer – Python – Trading Systems – Buy-Side – £120k

A leading market maker has a vacancy for a technical QA Engineer. As a leading market maker across many regions and asset classes, the organisation operates a large and diverse technology platform. With a large number of contributors to the platform across software development, strategy development, quantitative research, trading operations and compliance, it is of paramount importance that only the highest quality code be deployed into production. Maintaining these strict levels of quality assurance while allowing for rapid development and deployment requires extensive use of automation.

To demonstrate that, they invest significant effort in unit, component, scenario, integration and regression testing of their trading platforms, both in exchange UAT and internal custom lab environments. The successful candidate in this role will make a significant contribution to the trading systems correctness verification in these environments.


  • Work with stock, futures, options and other exchanges to understand market protocols and rules of engagement
  • Collaborate with trading system developers, quantitative researchers and traders to help discover requirements, create test plans, devise failure scenarios and implement verification
  • Contribute to automation frameworks for UAT and lab testing for our cutting-edge trading platforms
  • Develop frameworks for scenario, component and integration testing


  • Prior experience with testing financial markets trading systems or order management systems
  • Experience programming in Python, Java, C++ or C#
  • Proven track record in automating test cases for complex trading systems
  • Experience partnering with cross-functional teams to drive large projects on a global basis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building automated test suites and/or building out enterprise-wide testing frameworks
  • Understanding of network protocols and TCP/IP model
  • Understanding of Equity, Derivatives or Fixed Income products
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL database technologies

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