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Senior Tester / BA

Cobalt is looking for a bright and ambitious testing/BA resource that will thrive in a start-up environment. Cobalt is at the forefront of the changing landscape within FX Post Trade processing, delivering a private peer-to-peer network that significantly reduces post-trade cost and risk for financial market participants. As we continue to expand, so does our talent acquisition requirements. Upon joining the team the Senior Tester / BA will be primarily responsible for owning and driving the processes and execution of testing the Cobalt platforms. In addition, this role will be responsible to support the Head of Product with outlining and documenting product scope, enhancements, test scenarios and ensuring product delivery. This is an exciting role for anyone looking to expand their skills sets and join a vibrant and exciting team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Opportunity to own a new test function in a new and exciting company
  • Testing all aspects of the Cobalt system from the GUI to various APIs (in and out)
  • Build test plans, automating where possible
  • Aid in the documentation and analysis of product enhancements
  • Working closely with product and development teams
  • Assisting with business requirements gathering and writing functional specs

Role Requirements

  • Functional testing
  • Design and creation of automation framework
  • Stress and performance testing
  • Preparation/review of test plans
  • Preparation/review of test cases
  • Execution of manual and automated tests
  • Preparation of test reports
  • Web based GUI Testing
  • End to end API testing (FIX and JSON)
  • Documenting and analysing product enhancements
  • Supporting the needs of the Head of Product

Qualifications & Skills


  • Computer Science degree preferred
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Any other relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of FX post trade processing
  • Knowledge of the FIX protocol
  • Knowledge of JSON and Web Sockets
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow and give direction
  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed
  • Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for learning new software and IT applications
  • Client facing skills
  • Demonstrate Project Management Skills
  • Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Able to build automated tests

Desired Skills

  • Programming knowledge of K


  • Minimal to no travel required

Primary Location:
London, UK

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