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Commonwealth Financial Network Quality Assurance Lead in Waltham, Massachusetts

Whether you’re looking for a high-energy, inclusive atmosphere or a company that understands the importance of work/life balance, Commonwealth is your match! From generous bonus and 401(k) programs to tuition reimbursement and opportunities for flexible work schedules, Commonwealth is focused on helping its employees thrive in an environment suited to their needs. On top of all that, the Quality Assurance group offers a hybrid work schedule, so you’ll be able to work from home part time!

We’re looking for a QA lead to manage software development and deployments. If you are a natural at finding and implementing quality process improvements with experience in user interface (UI), web services, application programming interface (API), and automation, we’d love to meet you!

As a QA lead, you will work closely with the integrated project team, including external vendors, overseeing quality control processes, reviewing, and managing test plans and strategies, managing user acceptance testing (UAT), and communicating quality matrices to stakeholders. Our workplace environment is fast paced, so the ability to stay on top of multiple projects is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing, implementing, and managing processes to ensure product quality for production release

  • Identifying and establishing appropriate quality standards and matrices for vendor integration projects

  • Coordinating UAT, guiding the team to develop and publish QA- and UAT-related artifacts

  • Leading and documenting the test plan and schedule during the sprint planning

  • Building test cases, running functional and regression tests, and documenting results for each sprint

  • Developing and maintaining UI test automation using behavior-driven development (BDD) framework

  • Partnering closely with the product owner, development lead, and business analysts to understand requirements and appropriate use cases

  • Supplementing existing automated test suites with appropriate regression tests

  • Running daily regression testing suites and analyzing results, reporting defects to project teams as they are identified

  • Collecting and effectively communicating sprint testing metrics

  • Leading and mentoring junior team members

Core Strengths and Skills

  • Proven QA experience supporting functional, integration, automation, and user acceptance testing

  • Established understanding of project, technical, and team leadership in an Agile project team environment

  • Ability to create and maintain test plans and test cases

  • Development experience in C# and .NET environments

  • Working experience with Visual Studio

  • Knowledge of API testing

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Well organized and self-motivated

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of source control and bug-tracking systems (e.g., ServiceNow, JIRA, Confluence)

  • Proficient with SQL and writing SQL queries

  • Leadership experience running UATs and working with third-party vendors

  • Familiarity with SaaS is a plus

  • Financial services experience is important

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.

Picture Yourself Here

At Commonwealth, we believe in a better world. We hold ourselves and each other to higher standards. We take care of one another. That’s why we invest in you—we encourage employee growth both in your career and education; we are building out a robust diversity, equity, and inclusion program; we offer incredible health care benefits; and we find plenty of occasions to celebrate. What’s not to love?

We are always striving to be better, and we are looking for employees who share that same mindset. Better people, better coworkers, better leaders, better creators. Bring your best work and your full self to the table, and we will do the same. Together, we can build a better future for our advisors, their clients, our company, and you.

About Commonwealth

Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser, provides a suite of business solutions that empowers more than 2,000 independent financial advisors nationwide.

J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “#1 in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Eight Times in a Row.” Privately held since 1979, the firm has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California.

Turning our advisors into raving fans starts by doing the same for our employees. We foster an environment of excellence, growth, rewards, and fun in equal measure, which has earned us 43 Best Place to Work awards.

The Fine Print

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Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer, making intentional efforts to source talent from all backgrounds.

ID: W-2022-043

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