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Baltimore, Maryland - USD Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Company Overview
Every firm has a culture the values, beliefs, methodology, attitudes and standards that reflect an organization s DNA. But the truly inspiring firms the game-changers, the industry leaders and the disruptors have cultures that propel them to innovate and stand out. At Brown Advisory, we aim to be one of those inspired firms. Over the years, we have purposefully built and nurtured our client-first culture.
Brown Advisory is an independent investment management firm that is obsessed with putting clients first not because it s good for business but because we find, and hire, people that truly care about each and every client. We feel privileged to work with such a special group of clients, and find a great deal of satisfaction in not only providing them with the highest level of service, but also first-class performance and strategic advice. Our firm was founded in 1993 as an affiliate of Alex. Brown & Sons, a leading U. S. investment bank, and became independent in 1998. Today, we serve institutional and private clients in 50 states and more than 34 countries and territories from our 8 offices in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Carolinas, Delaware, London, New York, and Washington, D. C. While every investment firm tries to attract the most qualified professionals, we place a premium on only selecting those individuals who fit our culture and bring sought-after skills to our team. In fact, each of Brown Advisory s 500+ colleagues own equity in the firm. Our ownership structure, collaborative investment process and client-first culture aligns our interests with our clients and results, which also reduces colleague turnover.
Job Description
Brown Advisory s Technology group is seeking a proactive and professional individual to serve as a Software Quality Assurance Lead. The Software Quality Assurance Lead will be a key member of the team and will play an important role in creating new technology solutions for Brown Advisory. This position is responsible for the architectural design, engineering, development, and implementation of the firm s overall systems landscape.
The primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Act as technical lead on Brown Advisory s quality assurance function.
  • Develop and document quality assurance standards for software testing, aligned with industry best practices. This includes models for building software test plans and test scripts.
  • Define the quality assurance aspects of the software development process in order to ensure the creation of high quality software products.
  • Oversee QA and test plans for software development projects to insure the best possible outcome.
  • Ensure proper tracking, oversight, and communication of QA efforts on each project.
  • Implement best practices and tools for test automation:
    • Regression testing
    • Test cases
    • Reporting
    • Requirements traceability
  • In addition to leading our QA efforts, the incumbent must also be a hands on practitioner, including but not limited to:
    • Lead quality assurance process from test design to final reports.
    • Create and implement tests, test cases, and design specifications.
    • Guide and participate in bug testing, identification, and problem solving.
    • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
    • Verify fixes.
    • Analyze test results and communicate with other teams to resolve software defects.
    • Communicate test results and ongoing needs to management.
Desired Qualifications
  • B. S. in computer science, information systems, or an engineering discipline required. M. S. in a related filed is preferred.
  • Five+ years of financial services experience, preferably in large scale environments with many different technologies, supporting multiple business lines.
  • Broad knowledge of technology quality assurance processes: system testing, software testing, regression testing, and quality control.
  • Previous experience as a hands-on tester/QA professional.
  • A strong working knowledge and experience with QA best practices and standards, including, IEEE Std IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Processes, ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 Software Testing.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate comfortable to executive management.
  • Strong analytical skills, follow-up capability, and problem-solving ability
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
At Brown Advisory we offer a competitive compensation package, including full benefits.
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness program participation incentive
  • Financial wellness program
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Fitness event fee reimbursement
  • Corporate gym membership discounts
  • Colleague Assistance Program
  • Telemedicine Program (for those enrolled in Medical)
  • Adoption Benefits
  • Daycare late pick-up fee reimbursement
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Voluntary Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Group Long Term Disability
  • Personal Excess Liability
  • Pet Insurance
  • Errand-Running and Virtual Concierge Services
  • 401(k) (50% employer match up to IRS limit, 4 year vesting)
Brown Advisory is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Brown Advisory
Brown Advisory
5/16/2018 2:54:59 PM

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