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  • Posted: November 11, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • It all began in South Africa in 1991. We were a small start-up offering domestic strategies in an emerging market. Now we’re an international business managing approximately $114 billion* for clients based all over the world.
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    Test Analyst

    The role also requires an understanding of project management principles and experience of asset (investment) management, and data management knowledge would be highly beneficial

    Key Responsibilities:                         

    • Undertaking functional and integration testing, and where required liaise with the different parties such as the Business Analyst, the Project Manager and the Business Owner to ensure appropriate test coverage

    • Ensuring that test scenarios and scripts are prepared in a structured way, and that these are prioritised to reflect business or technical priorities and are approved by appropriate stakeholders. Scope is to cover test cycle contents and regression packs

    • Creating allocated test scripts, performing and monitoring test execution and ensuring results are recorded

    • Communicating progress, issues and risks effectively and timeously to the Project Manager

    • Co-ordinating and responding to testing requirements

    • Assisting delivery and project manager(s) with the co-ordination of work performed by external test resources.

    • Completing any project documentation and reporting that is required

    • Managing test capabilities and assisting with any guidance required 

    • Keeping up to date with best practices and sharing knowledge and ideas with other team members

    • Working in conjunction with the Business Analyst to agree Test criteria

    Technical Knowledge and Experience:

    • Relevant degree

    • ISTQB / SASTQB Certification preferred

    • Minimum 3 years working in testing

    • Managing a test team preferable but not essential

    • Strong competent in data analysis and testing

    • Knowledge of Asset Management and understanding of investment industry roles and processes

    • Demonstrable history of working with other investment industry organisations, external vendors and consultants.

    • Experience of working on data governance and data sourcing and management projects

    • The ability to source and join data from multiple sources, and experience in integrating data models/streams

    • An understanding of data architecture as it relates to systems and data flow

    • Experience dealing with multiple stakeholders in multiple global locations

    System Skills: 

    • Basic SQL skills and an understanding of databases (Data Warehousing desirable)

    • Experience using SQL Delta or similar SQL comparison toolsets

    • Good knowledge of Excel and file comparison toolsets such as Beyond Compare

    • Working knowledge of Azure preferable but not essential
       

    Personal Attributes:

    • Positive attitude to work and change

    • Able to multi-task; work to tight deadlines and able to cope under pressure

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both verbal and written

    • Good time management skills

    • Demonstrate self-initiative

    • Strong collaboration ethic, with ability to work in teams from cross-functional disciplines.

    • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

    • Strong problem-solving ability/logical thinker and highly numerate

    • Flexible in working hours, occasional weekend work as projects and maintenance require

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Investec Asset Management on investecassetmanagement.tal.net to apply
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