DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 900 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It is a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

As a Hardware Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst at DRW, you will provide validation and acceptance services to test, analyze and certify products and solutions integrated into our networks and systems. You will manage the development and updates of testing methodologies and processes, work in lab environments and with automated platforms and tools.

What you will be working on:

  • Coordinate QA requests from internal clients and manage test priority
  • Collaborate with internal clients to define solution acceptance and validation criteria and write test plans
  • Execute test plans at unit and system level
  • Track and control test progress and status, keeping clients updated throughout the entire process
  • Analyze test data and produce test reports, considering data from multiple sources
  • Keep test data and reports organized and updated
  • Improve the QA team's capacity by implementing HW and SW based tools and solutions to automate testing and analysis 
  • Document defects and bugs and collaborate with engineering teams to resolve issues quickly
  • Propose, implement and maintain documentation relating to process and solutions 
  • Write product quality control (QC) verification checklists
  • Help organize lab environment and put processes in place to ensure proper usage and maintenance 
  • Adopt Agile principles and methods in planning and delivering QA services, participate in Sprint planning and reviews
  • Support engineering teams in their release cycles with acceptance and regression tests
  • Help extend the QA service to new clients within the firm

        
What is needed for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a QA position for a hardware company
  • Experience working in the Telecom industry and with RF equipment is preferred
  • Experience with the product development life cycle and bringing products to market
  • Experience eliciting requirements from end users
  • Experience in creating test plans
  • Experience in executing test cases, managing test results, and generating corresponding reports
  • Experience with Windows and Linux server OS
  • Knowledge of overall network architecture, Ethernet and TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Experience with various router, switch and layer-1 communication products
  • Experience with embedded computing and programming
  • Experience with bash or other shell and Python scripting
  • Experience with software-based test tools, scripting languages for automated GUI and code-driven testing
  • Knowledge of continuous integration systems such as Jenkins and TeamCity
  • Experience with mathematical data analysis
  • Experience with FPGA/DSP development
  • Experience using traffic and packet analyzers
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced environment and changing priorities
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Pragmatic mindset in order to succeed in an often changing and dynamic environment
  • Strong work ethic and good attitude
  • Ability to proactively carry out tasks independently
  • Ability to maintain focus while working under pressure, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

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