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Data Quality Engineer (Accuity)
Based in Holborn, London WC1V 6EU
 
RBI is seeking an experienced Data Quality Engineer with strong data quality assurance and algorithm evaluation skills to join one of our flagship digital brands based from our vibrant central London office. You will join a project team working on a critical component of our widely used financial screening products, responsible for developing and executing performance and automation tests. This position plans and executes effective and efficient performance and automation testing to accomplish on-time and efficient delivery of high-quality software products and/or data. 
 
Job Purpose:
You will be working with a highly capable team of developers to establish a common and transparent understanding of quality, accuracy and efficacy of multiple algorithms. Your role will be providing analysis and feedback on algorithms and machine learning models for various applications including linguistics, matching and classification.
 
The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with a proven track record of data QA and statistical analysis of algorithms.
 
Education & Experience:
  • BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience an advantage; Math or Statistical degree could be viable alternatives
 
Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute automated and performance testing for assigned projects to successfully and consistently enable delivery of high-quality software products and services on time, on budget, and to specification.
  • Interact with Product Management, Project Management, Engineering, and Operations teams to plan testing for delivery of products and enhancements and to assure products meet product requirements and quality standards.
  • Maintain flexibility to react quickly to changes in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.
  • Work with QA/Testing staff, project managers, technical leads, and subject matter experts to plan and execute automated and performance tests.
  • Report issues and results, researching and identifying root causes as appropriate, documenting accordingly.
  • Ensure that testing addresses requirements as agreed with other stakeholders.
  • Research available tools and participate in initiatives to implement those that will cost-effectively enhance testing capabilities and product quality.
  • Identify opportunities to apply existing automation or other tools to meet testing needs.
  • Research and identify root causes of performance issues in partnership with architects, developers, and network and system engineers.
  • Maintain awareness of the state of the industry and evaluate emerging trends/developments that may benefit the organization.
  • Conduct project reviews, ensuring review criteria are defined, and implement procedures for ensuring quality control of project deliverables.
  • Cooperate in the enhancement of the methodologies employed for test planning and execution, defect tracking, and metric and status reporting.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of best practices.
  • Maintain framework for record retention in order to support internal and external IT audits.
  • Work across teams to enhance quality assurance/testing and help to develop/execute performance and automation testing throughout the business as appropriate.
  • Identify areas for improvement and, with leadership, peers, or others, implement initiatives improving overall capability and efficiency.
  • Ensure results of root cause analyses are addressed.
  • All other job duties as assigned.
 
Essential Skills Required:
  • Automated testing, behaviour and data driven testing methods
  • Webservices/SoapUI
  • XML / JSON
  • Strong knowledge of process improvement.
  • Strong knowledge of the software development process.
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Data Manipulation
  • Data quality, hygiene and completeness 
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder skills
 
Desired Skills:
  • Experience using defects management tool (e.g. JIRA)
  • Experience with statistical software and scripting languages (R, S-Plus, Julia, Python or similar).
  • Experience with databases (such SQL).
 
So who are RBI and Accuity?
 
Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of the FTSE100 RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.
 
Accuity sits within the RBI portfolio and is currently our leading brand with 700+ staff and $270m revenue. Accuity is a fast-growing, technology-lead, and highly dynamic business with a passion for innovation and hiring the best talent available.
 
RBI are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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