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  • We are looking for bright, ambitious graduates to join our team as Trainee Software Solution Test Analysts to work both individually and as part of JHC’s testing team to facilitate the delivery of quality software by providing rigorous testing activities and accompanying documentation to support each release.

    No prior experience in Financial Services or in software development is required, as we provide a training programme covering all aspects of the role, including the basics of the programming languages we use, how to write specifications, and the different functionalities of our core product FIGARO.  You will also receive training on the stockbroking and fund management industries, our core software system, how our clients use FIGARO, and how to analyse our clients’ business requirements.

    Within 2 years, trainees will normally progress to fully qualified test analyst within JHC. Beyond this we provide staff with excellent career development opportunities, and pride ourselves on developing from within, testament to which is that the majority of the senior management team joined JHC initially as graduates.

    Career opportunities within JHC are highly varied, with successful candidates able to further their careers by staying within a technical role, or moving into other areas such as project management, senior analyst/product owner, team leading, consultancy, or client relationship management.

    Responsibilities

    • Utilise excellent organisational skills to plan and prioritise work for all incoming testing.
    • Provide detailed, accurate test estimates, which contribute to test planning.
    • Understand and critically analyse business requirements to enable the design of detailed test requirements.
    • Creation of clear, destructive and broad test cases that contain the appropriate level of detail.  Draft and issue test plans, where appropriate.
    • Create and maintain test scripts in a test management tool, to a specified quality standard.
    • Creating and maintaining appropriate test data and environments.
    • Employ excellent attention to detail in executing the existing suite of regression test scripts over JHC solutions.
    • Document and publish using a test management tool, all test results to a defined standard.
    • Clearly and thoroughly document and report issues arising from testing in a timely manner and manage their resolution and tracking. Utilising excellent written and oral communication skills to liaise internally with developers where required.
    • Verifying defect fixes.
    • Issue testing status and completion reports to project teams and clients.
    • Assist in the ongoing development and improvement of testing standards and procedures across the company
    • Working with our clients to provide them with new and innovative software solutions that help them to successfully meet their business goals.

    Experience

    Experience in a customer facing job, even part time or on a voluntary basis, will be a definite advantage.

    Skills

    This role may involve working on client sites so candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both spoken and written, as well as the ability to explain very technical ideas in a simple and easy to understand way.  In addition they should be able to quickly understand client’s requirements, able to adapt to changing situations, and work well to deadlines.

    Qualifications

    Graduates will need to have a good degree, and a strong numerical background (probably with an A grade in A-level Mathematics or equivalent). They must have strong analytical skills, good attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities. They will be confident, out-going people with an interest in helping others and learning about the financial sector, and stockbroking in particular. Experience in a customer facing job, even part time or on a voluntary basis, will be a definite advantage.

    Salary and benefits

    • Salary: Competitive
    • Bonuses: Eligible to join the bonus scheme (bonus is paid annually and is based on personal performance and the achievement of specific objectives and competencies)
    • Company Share Option Plan: Subject to Board approval, eligible to participate in the JHC Company Share Option Plan
    • Holidays: 25 days per year plus bank and public holidays
    • Pension: 7% matched contributions, operated through salary sacrifice
    • Other Benefits: Private Healthcare Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, Death in Service benefit, Income Protection Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Monthly Entertainments Allowance,
    • Working Hours: 35 hours per week, 7 hours per day, with 1 hour for lunch per day
    • Notice Period: 1 month

    To apply for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@jhc.financial