We are offering the opportunity for an enthusiastic Test Analyst with interest and experience in testing financial software to join our DevOps testing team. Octopus is a rapidly growing company looking to build out and upgrade our existing in-house systems. Since we launched in 2000, we’ve established market leading positions in tax-efficient investment, smaller company financing, renewable energy and healthcare.

As a Test Analyst, you will be part of an agile scrum team testing a 3rd party portfolio management application focussing on dealing, book of records, transactions, valuations, reporting and enquiries amongst others. Your specific task will be to ensure that the functionality implemented meets business users’ expectations. We use LIBRIS Financial as our Portfolio Management solution that includes several modules.


· You are self-motivated and passionate about delivering high quality software

· You have an immense attention to detail

· You have an appreciation for both manual and automated testing

· You are pretty good at understanding complex business concepts

· You love working in a rapidly moving environment, managing your time efficiently between multiple concurrent projects, evolving requirements and time pressures

· You are structured, analytical and able to plan your own work

· You've failed often enough to know you're not perfect (but secretly you know you're pretty darn good).

· You are very ‘hands-on’, and love getting your hands dirty in the detail

· You have a "can do" attitude and love to experiment and learn

· You don’t always resort to the tried and tested - you embrace change and find innovative solutions to problems

· You enjoy working in a friendly, collaborative, fast paced team

· You enjoy conducting exploratory and scenario testing for transaction flows and calculations

· You have strong communication skills

Skills & Requirements


· Financial domain knowledge, ideally in asset management

· Functional knowledge of a portfolio management application (preferably Exact LIBRIS) and its core modules

· Experience liaising with 3rd party vendors and working with Front office staff

· ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level certified
· Significant experience of testing complex systems and business flows

· Strong at defect management and risk based testing

· Test case design, development and execution, reviews of requirements and other project artefacts

· Planning and managing the full end-to-end functional, non-functional and integration testing needed

· Experience with TFS or similar test repository tools

· Knowledge of SQL

· Outgoing personality and confidence in dealing with other teams

· Able to multitask and deal with uncertainty, evolving requirements and time pressures

· An immense attention to detail

· Willingness to take ownership and achieve good outcome for all stakeholders through effective collaboration

· Strong written and verbal communication

· A good understanding of waterfall and agile development and an appreciation of the best practice to testing in each approach

· Flexible, proactive, enthusiastic and hardworking, adaptable in a fast paced environment and willing to initiate and embrace change

· We are not able to sponsor Visas unfortunately


· Any automation or scripting/programming experience

· Experience working in a DevOps environment

· Good understanding of relational databases and extracting data using SQL

· TFS, Jira, QC or alternative experience

· Experience in Web services/API testing

· A degree preferably in business, IT or engineering discipline

· ISEB/ISTQB Advanced Test Certification


· Privately held company, launched in 2000, now with over 500 employees and £7.5 billion (with a b) under management across all Octopus Group businesses

· We're one of the largest VCs in Europe

· We love entrepreneurs

· We're building a series of FinTech platforms that will take the industry by storm

· We're happy for you to keep working on your side-projects


· You will be a key part of a small team that will build very high volume FinTech platforms from the ground up


· Flexible working hours

· Exceptionally diverse/multinational team

· Salary (tell us what you are worth)

· Stunning office

· Fun working environment


· We're ideally looking for a candidate who can work from our snazzy new offices in London (we’re right by Chancery Lane tube). We encourage flexible working and would be happy for you to work from home 1 day a week.


· Send a brief cover letter and a CV