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Black Mountain

QA Engineer

3+ months agoLondon, United Kingdom


We are Allvue Systems, a rapidly growing software company formed by the merger of AltaReturn and Black Mountain. Allvue has over 500 employees in offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. We are the leading provider of software solutions for the Private Capital and Fixed Income markets. Whether a client wants an end-to-end technology suite, or independently focused modules, Allvue helps eliminate the boundaries between systems, information, and people. We’re looking for ambitious, smart, and creative individuals to join our team and help our clients achieve their goals


  • Intelligent individuals looking to apply themselves creatively
  • People who are comfortable speaking up, sharing ideas and driving change
  • Energetic and passionate teammates looking for more than just a job to pay the bills
  • Hard-working individuals who go above and beyond in their day to day role


  • Experience in both manual and automated testing work (ideally relating to bespoke / customisable financial software platforms)
  • Experience in building and maintaining Test Automation frameworks
  • Familiarity with Cucumber/Gherkin BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) Testing Framework and experience in writing BDD tests
  • Experience in utilizing version control systems (GIT, BitBucket, SVN)
  • Experience or understanding of C# programming / development (preferred)
  • ISTQB Certification will be a plus
  • Experience or Familiarity with the Alternative Asset Management Industry (preferred)
  • Previous suitable experience could include software quality assurance analysis, business analysis, system support or similar related roles
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Strong technical troubleshooting skills
  • Detail-oriented & strong work ethic
  • Enthusiasm for finance, testing, and technology
  • A degree from a 4-year university (preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Someone who thrives in a fast-moving environment and can successfully manage multiple competing priorities


  • Function as a sole QA contributor for multiple Product Teams to perform testing and provide quality assurance for their projects
  • Carry out both manual and automated testing activities (to begin with this role will be largely manual testing focussed with increasing amounts of automation over time)
  • Design, write, maintain & execute functional, performance, security and other tests for multiple software applications
  • Lead maintenance of regression test suite and control proper product test coverage
  • Contribute to Test Automation Framework development by connecting the business-readable specification to the application interface with C# code
  • Log and monitor defects and features in our internal tracking system
  • Create and maintain testing environments and infrastructure
  • Assist with installations, upgrades, and training for clients
  • Be proactive in defining automatable QA activities and suitable automation tools
  • Create and maintain both product and process documentation
  • Gather, analyse, document, and test requirements for unique business scenarios that differ across company products
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members (Developers, Product Management, Account Managers, etc.) to enhance our product and services
  • Learn fast and effectively share gained knowledge with the team
  • Influence the growth of our product using feedback from clients and solutions
  • Propose departmental initiatives to help improve our processes and team goals
  • Work hard & have fun


  • Fun, fast-paced work environment
  • Constantly evolving, cutting edge technology
  • The ability to make a significant impact immediately upon jumping in
  • An opportunity to work with some of the best firms and the best people in the financial industry
  • The ability to create change in the product we sell, by using the very same solution (in a very different way) to perform your daily job
  • Numerous team building activities to promote collaboration
  • Unlimited Annual Leave

Allvue Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all employees and applicants for employment. We recognize the real value of bringing people together from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - we don’t just accept difference, we celebrate and support it. We are committed to advancing these efforts through our strategies to hire, promote, create and support a diverse and inclusive environment throughout our workforce and workplace. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. In addition, Allvue will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities

Job ID: 5064657002