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Hardware Quality Assurance Analyst

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DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It is a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

As a Hardware Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst at DRW, you will provide validation and acceptance services to test, analyze and certify products and solutions integrated into our trading system and networks. You will manage the development and updates of testing methodologies and processes, work in lab environments to conduct the system level testing and build automated tools for regression testing.

What you will be working on:

  • Conduct system level testing for the systems(hardware/software) used for Trading
  • Coordinate QA requests from internal clients and manage test priority
  • Collaborate with internal clients to define solution acceptance and validation criteria and write test plans
  • Execute test plans at unit and system level
  • Track and control test progress and status, keeping clients updated throughout the entire process
  • Analyze test data and produce test reports, considering data from multiple sources
  • Keep test data and reports organized and updated
  • Improve the QA team's capacity by implementing HW and SW based tools and solutions to automate testing and analysis 
  • Document defects and bugs and collaborate with engineering teams to resolve issues quickly
  • Propose, implement and maintain documentation relating to process and solutions 
  • Write product quality control (QC) verification checklists
  • Help organize lab environment and put processes in place to ensure proper usage and maintenance 
  • Adopt Agile principles and methods in planning and delivering QA services, participate in Sprint planning and reviews
  • Support engineering teams in their release cycles with acceptance and regression tests
  • Help extend the QA service to new clients within the firm

What is needed for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in or Electrical Engineering or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a QA position (hardware system level testing experience is a plus)
  • Experience with the product development life cycle and bringing products to market
  • Experience eliciting requirements from end users
  • Experience in creating test plans
  • Experience in executing test cases, managing test results, and generating corresponding reports
  • Experience with Windows and Linux server OS
  • Knowledge of overall network architecture, Ethernet and TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Experience with various router, switch and layer-1 communication products
  • Experience with bash or other shell and Python scripting
  • Experience with software-based test tools, scripting languages for automated GUI and code-driven testing
  • Knowledge of continuous integration systems such as Jenkins and TeamCity
  • Experience using traffic and packet analyzers
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced environment and changing priorities
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Pragmatic mindset in order to succeed in an often changing and dynamic environment
  • Strong work ethic and good attitude
  • Ability to proactively carry out tasks independently
  • Ability to maintain focus while working under pressure, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

What DRW Montreal has to offer you:

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 8 years
  • Committed to continuous learning & development
  • Industry leading benefits package and perks
  • Focused on employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Community initiatives, volunteer program and opportunities for giving back

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