• Graduate System Quality Assurance Analyst

    Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Role Description

    The role has responsibility for the business and functional solution design, technical analysis of FNZ’s platform capabilities, business processes analysis and end to end testing (including supporting client UAT).


    They will work both independently and within a client aligned team to examine existing IT systems and business models, analyse requirements (both business and technical) and to translate these into functional specifications and core functionality documentation.  These activities will likely all include the management of stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure that solution designs meet client requirements.  The analyst also be required to work closely with IT developers to provide oversight and clarity on the development solution.


    The analyst will gain a broad knowledge of FNZ platform capabilities and a deep understanding of assigned functional areas of the FNZ platform.  They will work on a consultative basis to support Solution Consultants in workshops and provide input into requirements.


    The analyst will be involved in all aspects of analysis/testing from the more technical testing approaches including test automation, database manipulation and xml injection testing to functional specification testing and supporting UAT. 


    There is an expectation that the analyst will learn about our application, our business and the industry we operate in as well the range of test tools and methodologies we use to support our business.


    Specific Role Responsibilities 


    • Educate and prepare customers (external and internal) on core FNZ platform functionality.
    • Working closely with our customer on site to develop solutions and testing these solutions to meet business and technical requirements.
    • In solution definition promote existing FNZ functionality, processes and 3rd party agreements wherever possible.
    • Provide support to Solution Consultants in customer workshops and input into requirements on a consultative basis.
    • Discuss, understand and document Systems specifications with Solution Consultants and Development Leads.
    • Produce Systems artefacts as per FNZ SDLC
    • Contribute to and maintain a knowledge repository for solution orientated artefacts.
    • Work with solution consultants, developers and managers to ensure business requirements are met and solutions are kept up to date.
    • Ensure that any new business developments adhere to procedural and regulatory compliance requirements.
    • Cross functional collaboration to address gaps in the business and technical solution.
    • Identify and document any non-functional requirements related to the functionality.
    • Provide guidance and clarity to technical resources around the business requirements.
    • Provide regular updates to the Delivery Manager on progress to plan as well as key risk and issues
    • Support the management of defects and associated root cause analysis.
    • Provide timely estimates to the Delivery Manager.
    • Peer Review build artefacts for the function area assigned.
    • Regular interaction with the S&S and Operations functions throughout the lifecycle and post-implementation.
    • Regular collaboration with all Systems Analysts to ensure there is a consistent and ‘best practice’ approach across all teams.

    Test Design & Preparation:

    • Review/analyse business requirements to ensure they are quantifiable and testable.
    • Design testing requirements from Functional Specifications and/or Business Requirements (test permutations).
    • Write/Produce artefacts to support testing activities such as Test Designs, Test Matrices, Test Cases, Test Procedures, Test Scripts and Behavioural Models.

     Test execution:

    • Perform structured and context-driven (formal /ad-hoc) system, system integration and regression testing as required.
    • Use internal defect tracking and test case management system(s) to document test cases, record defects and record test case execution results.
    • Raise and re-test defects.
    • Participate in defect triage meetings as directed.
    • Assist subject matter experts (SMEs) with user acceptance testing if required.
    • Assist with Client support activities, supporting client UAT.
    • Provide status updates on request.

    Collaboration / Communication:

    • Work with the test teams both internally and externally (client side).
    • Ensure that testing issues/ solutions are called out appropriately to the testing community, and where there are obvious process improvements promote to the broader FNZ teams and client engagement teams.
    • Collaborate with other test analyst to share knowledge, best practices, useful technology, and opportunities for cross-project test design / solutions.
    • Maintain high standards regarding written and verbal communications to ensure that information is clearly and concisely documented and appropriately disseminated.



    • Keep up to date with the latest and/or relevant technologies, tools and methods. Identify adoption of processes, technology and tools best suited to FNZ.
    • Proactively identify technical (environmental, coding and testing) issues may impede test progress to enable early resolution of said technical issues.

    Experience Required

    • First class honours degree, masters, MBA or equivalent
    • Confident, and able to take initiative given client– and delivery-focused environment.
    • Independent, self-directing and delivery focused working style.
    • Strong analytical thinking and commercial awareness.
    • Intermediate computer skills essential (SQL is desirable).
    • Excellent organisational, administration and time management skills.
    • Good communication skills, confident in dealing with internal and external clients.

    Desirable Industry Knowledge:


    • General investment / wealth / life & pensions products.
    • UK Financial Services Compliance.
    • Corporate Actions & extended investment ranges.
    • UK retail investment products (ISAs, SIPPs etc.)

    About FNZ

    FNZ is the market leading provider of technology and administration services to major financial institutions in the platform and wealth management sectors across the globe. We partner with life companies, banks, asset managers and discretionary wealth managers to enable them to develop and distribute financial products and services to their customers across all major distribution channels.


    FNZ has a strong blue-chip customer base including Standard Life, AXA Wealth, HSBC, AMP, National Australia Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Aviva, UBS, Zurich Financial and. It has helped these customers grow to over £200 billion of platform assets in aggregate. FNZ now employs over 1 000 people with offices in UK (London, Bristol, Edinburgh), Czech Republic (Brno), Australia (Sydney), New Zealand (Wellington), Singapore and China (Hong Kong, Shanghai).


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