Group One Trading
  • 29-Aug-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • QA
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Company Description: Group One is one of the largest proprietary option trading firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, our traders make markets in over 2,700 listed equity and equity index options. Group One is a leader on seven exchanges nationwide:  NOM, ISE, NYSE AMEX, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, BATS, and NYSE ARCA OX. Group One also owns specialist posts on the NYSE AMEX and the CBOE.

Job description:

We are looking for a smart, organized, analytical Trading Applications Specialist to join our Electronic Trading Development team.

The main focus of this position will be the hands-on testing and support of new and existing features and applications for our suite of desktop and service applications built on the Windows/.NET platform.


As a Trading Applications Specialist, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Quality assurance testing of proprietary software, and proactively communicating results with development team
  • Participating in project design discussions with business owners and developers
  • Developing testing standards
  • Level 2 Support - Researching/Analyzing/Trouble-shooting/Escalating software issues reported in production use
  • Providing expert application support
  • Coordinating/conducting training 
  • Coordinating and executing software deployment
  • Contributing to the requirements gathering and design process for a test automation and orchestration solution
  • Automation of functional test cases


  • One to three years of previous software testing experience. This includes debugging and diagnostic skills, understanding of common software failures and faults, and knowledge of hardware and software installation and setup.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Well organized
  • Takes initiative
  • Strong communication skills (oral/written)
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple projects at once
  • Detail oriented
  • Basic understanding of financial markets and equity options preferred
  • Experience with functional test automation solutions preferred
  • Experience with performance testing (load and stress) preferred

This position will have a high degree of autonomy as well as responsibility in the design, direction, and approach in these tasks.  As a member of our QA team, you will be expected to take an active role in improving the process and methodology we use to ensure that we roll out quality, innovative financial applications that work right the first time.


The biggest benefit of this opportunity is being a part of our dynamic environment, in a casual and collaborative small firm atmosphere. As a Trading Applications Specialist you will be an integral part of our team, enjoying a high degree of freedom as well as the ability to be actively involved in the solutions to a variety of challenging problems.

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