Software QA Analyst

Locations: Chicago
ID: 14000


 CME Group: Where Futures Are Made

CME Group ( is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day – whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we’re looking for more.

The QA Analyst I is a beginner test engineer with strong technical skills needed to execute test cases and report defects with minimal supervision. The candidate should be able to analyze and verify the actual test results against expected test results. The candidate should have the ability to learn quickly and deal with a fast-paced environment. The candidate will work both independently and as a team member to solve problems and implement solutions.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Create and maintain test documentation, including defects reports and test results.
  • Execute test responsibilities with minimal supervision, including test execution, defects reporting, and test results reporting.
  • Learn new tools and technology (including cloud technologies such as AWS) to support test execution.
  • Review functional and design specifications to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables.
  • Develop, document and maintain functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation, harness scripts and automated scripts.
  • Execute and evaluate manual or automated test cases and report test results.
  • Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members.
  • Identify any potential quality issues per defined process and escalate potential quality issues immediately to management.
  • Ensure that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements.
  • Isolate, replicate, and report defects and verify defect fixes.
  • Be the liaison with development, project/release management, and internal stakeholders.

Skills and Software Requirements:

Soft Skills

  • Clear communicator (written and verbal) -- to ensure the ability to write test plans and test cases; to communicate bugs to developers and other stakeholders.
  • Creative solving of technical problems – to ensure the ability to translate technical requirements test plans.
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables – to ensure the ability to find defects and bugs quickly.
  • Ability to think abstractly – to ensure the ability to be creative and find bugs quickly.

Functional/Technical Skills

  • BS or BA degree preferably in a technical discipline.
  • Must be proficient with Unix/Linux, SQL, defect tracking tool, MS Office.
  • Knowledge of quality management software and processes.
  • Business process understanding.


As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:
  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
  • The most advanced trading technology;
  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
  • A great place to work.
With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day. 
We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.



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