About Us

Our History

2020

  • Transformed ways of working for a global payments provider.

 

  • Created BPM’s and LDM’s documenting infrastructure, architecture, service lines and products.

 

  • Eradicated security vulnerability technical debt.

 

  • Stood up 25 CI/CD automated build pipelines.

2019

  • Rebooted a failing multi-million group payments product programme, changing the programme direction & focus.

 

  • Combed releases in order to ensure success whilst maintaining the overall delivery schedule.

 

  • Re-architected project budgets.

 

  • Established geographic shift & support patterns to extend the development & testing timelines by divesting the dev, product, support & test teams across, India, Frankfurt & Zagreb into two teams.

2018

  • Restructured European payment providers’ entire QA processes, policies & procures.

 

  • Managed their monthly releases for 12 months.

 

  • Mentored and trained their QA staff.

 

  • Established an E2E automated framework that addressed functional, API, performance & security testing.

 

  • Reduced production defect bleed from 18% to 2%.

2017

  • Created & deployed the test automation for IT framework into IPO.

 

  • Simplified automated test development.

 

  • Implemented industry standards, good practices & promoted code reuse.

 

  • Up-skilled IPO test team, & integrated the framework with IPO’s strategic lifecycle management tool of choice.

2016

  • Designed & implemented the delivery assurance & TCoE framework into DWO, providing a robust & proven operating model.

 

  • Built a roadmap for the TCoE consisting of prioritised business goals.

 

  • Deployed 80+ QA resources operating at either an expert or practitioner level across automation, performance, security, OAT, accessibility, environment & tooling

2015

  • Expands into the USA.

 

  • Provides white labelled leadership resource into one of the fastest-growing UK consultancies.

2014

  • Launches Country Risk Index (CRI) product.

 

  • Enable the delivery of 5 strategic programmes for Irelands largest B2B company.

2013

  • Releases Cities, Towns, Regions & Ports (CTRP Gold) product.

 

  • Manage delivery assurance for retail banks digital services theme, this included paperless correspondence, online loan servicing, travel flag, overpayment calculator, credit card loyalty, paperless marketing, commercial registration & instant activation, lost & stolen cards, view transaction details, close current account, investments, fixed term deposit maturity instructions, view earmarked funds, straight-through processing, close saving account, instant activation digital adoption – retail.

2012

  • Incorporates in Ireland to service Irish banking clients.

 

  • Delivers one of the largest telecommunications projects in Ireland.

2011

  • Launches ‘Data Profiler’ & ‘Sanctions Assessment Centre’.

 

  • Restructure, manage & successfully deliver, a two-year fund account management programme, consisting of 322 funds with a £129 billion gross annual FoF holding.

 

2010

  • Become a globally-recongnised sanctions assurance provide

 

  • Become responsible for the technology validation strategy & execution relating to the creation of a new UK bank

2009

  • Approved/preferred supplier to 15 banks globally.

 

  • Engaged for two years by a global financial services company to setup and staff their test centre of excellence.

2008

  • Founded, focusing on technology-based quality assurance solutions.

 

  • Engaged by UK retail bank to undertake the NFT of their new digital banking platform.

OUR VISION

SQA Consulting develops partnerships with clients which improves the efficiency of their business processes & the quality of IT products & systems.

Our complete approach to intelligent business process automation demonstrates clear business results in reducing cost, improving performance, mitigating the risk of process failure & enhancing organisation values. 

For more than a decade, SQA Consulting has built a global client network in various sectors including investment & retail banking, information technology & telecommunications, government, law, energy & healthcare.

We have grown our business with talented people who understand your challenges & who can provide tailored technical solutions to address them. 

We are proud of our success & we are dedicated to our clients. 

We work hard to nurture our employees through our company culture, as we focus on the real value that we bring to your organisation.

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Are you curious & passionate about transforming technology, intelligent business process automation, or financial crime risk management?

Are you dynamic & motivated by challenges?

Are you able to contribute to a collaborative & diverse working culture?

Our achievements are a reflection of the efforts of our people. 

We are looking for individuals who will add value to the company & help take us to new heights.

Choose a career at SQA Consulting & you’ll be part of an innovative, creative & motivated team. 

You’ll find an organisation where your talent is nurtured & developed & where you can enjoy a flexible yet supportive working environment.

Interested in a career with us?

Apply for one of our vacancies below, or contact us at:

[email protected] with your CV & cover letter.

 

SQA Consulting has signed the Armed Services Covenant which means that we recognise the value serving personnel, both regular & reservists, veterans & military families contribute to our business & our country. 

our VACANCIES

SQA-IBA-SEC-DOL-DevSecOps Security Consultant

Reporting to: Head of Enterprise Security

Practice: ATE

Salary: ATE

High Level Role Overview:

As a member of the Enterprise Security Consulting Resource Pool, reporting to the Head of Enterprise Security, the Security Consultant role is a very technical role, with an expectation to get your hands dirty, innovate & grease the wheels of change.

As a DevSecOps Consultant, you will be involved with on-site client visits & remote engagements, in order to integrate security into CI/CD pipelines & other DevSecOps related tasks.

The Person in this Role is Accountable for:

  • Delivering technical tasks on our engagements
  • Delivering high quality technical solutions to clients
  • Assist in the identification, resolution & documentation of security incidents.
  • Provide guidance & mentoring to adjacent teams & team members.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities of the Role:

  • Working with clients on DevSecOps projects & automating security testing
  • Analysing security tool results & making recommendations.
  • Review proposed changes to applications infrastructure to ensure secure implementations
  • Act as a security resource for client departments
  • Design & implement security related infrastructure changes
  • Maintain security best practices including documentation on how we will respond to security events
  • Assist gathering information for security audits & assessments
  • Engage with internal & external clients on a variety of security needs
  • Attend industry events & security related conferences

Skills / Experience & Personal:

Personal

  • Articulate, assertive & persuasive with the ability to use appropriate communication channels, adapting style & approach to suit the audience; able to build effective relationships.
  • Exceptional planning & definition capability with a pragmatic approach.
  • Excellent attention to detail, meticulous with a desire to ‘test to break’: a Quality advocate.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively with all testing stakeholders to produce clear test artefacts.
  • Strong analytical & facilitation skills to ensure business needs & effective solutions can be clearly & rapidly understood & delivered.
  • Highly productive with optimal time management skills.
  • Able to work to deadlines achieve results under time pressure without compromising quality.
  • Influencing skills & commercial awareness.
  • Resilient in the face of challenges & able to use a detailed knowledge of the fundamentals of testing to provide creative solutions.

Technical – Essential

  • Experience in DevSecOps environments
  • Strong technical understanding of cloud security challenges & controls for building SaaS applications on Amazon AWS & Azure
  • Up to date on industry security standards & best practices
  • Ability to lead & manage projects
  • Technical knowledge of cloud, database, networking, & application security required
  • Experience working with distributed/remote teams
  • Experience with vulnerability tools such as Acunetix, Contrast, HDiv, Nessus, Qualys or Rapid7
  • Experience with Jenkins, Azure DevOps, GitLab systems

Technical – Desirable

  • Development languages, e.g. Python, Java and C#.
  • Development techniques, e.g. Agile & Object Orientated.
  • Secure software development knowledge highly beneficial
  • Knowledge of Markets, Payment Systems & Banking Systems

Education/Qualifications
Essential

  • Microsoft, Linux & CISCO Professional qualifications
  • Security qualifications like OSCP, CISSP, ISACA or GIAC
  • Other certifications like AWS Security Specialist

Desirable

  • Certification in or experience of any of the following:
    • ITIL 2007 / 2011
    • ISO27001

In addition to this we offer:

  • Flexible working – Wherever your base location/office might be, remote/office working opportunities are available for individuals who live further away
  • Tech team presentations & socials along with capture the flag team opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend security conferences
  • Opportunities for international travel if desired
  • Generous car allowance/selection of vehicles
  • Skills qualification allowances
  • Ability to innovate & be recognised & rewarded for such
  • Mentoring opportunities by senior leadership

SQA-IBA-SEC-DOL-General Security Consultant

Reporting to: Head of Enterprise Security

Practice: ATE

Salary: ATE

High Level Role Overview:

As a member of the Enterprise Security Consulting Resource Pool, reporting to the Head of Enterprise Security, the Security Consultant role is a very technical role, with an expectation to get your hands dirty, innovate & grease the wheels of change.

As a Security Consultant, you will be involved with on-site client visits & remote engagements, in order to complete security related projects.

The Person in this Role is Accountable for:

  • Delivering technical tasks on our engagements
  • Delivering high quality technical solutions to clients
  • Assist in the identification, resolution & documentation of security incidents.
  • Provide guidance & mentoring to adjacent teams & team members.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities of the Role:

  • Perform basic penetration testing & vulnerability scanning
  • Experience of DevSecOps projects & automating security testing
  • Experience of Security policy creation
  • Analysing security tool results & making recommendations.
  • Review proposed changes to applications infrastructure to ensure secure implementations
  • Act as a security resource for client departments
  • Design & implement security related infrastructure changes
  • Maintain security best practices including documentation on how we will respond to security events
  • Assist gathering information for security audits & assessments
  • Engage with internal & external clients on a variety of security needs
  • Attend industry events & security related conferences

Skills / Experience & Personal:

Personal

  • Articulate, assertive & persuasive with the ability to use appropriate communication channels, adapting style & approach to suit the audience; able to build effective relationships.
  • Exceptional planning & definition capability with a pragmatic approach.
  • Excellent attention to detail, meticulous with a desire to ‘test to break’: a Quality advocate.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively with all testing stakeholders to produce clear test artefacts.
  • Strong analytical & facilitation skills to ensure business needs & effective solutions can be clearly and rapidly understood and delivered.
  • Highly productive with optimal time management skills.
  • Able to work to deadlines achieve results under time pressure without compromising quality.
  • Influencing skills & commercial awareness.
  • Resilient in the face of challenges & able to use a detailed knowledge of the fundamentals of testing to provide creative solutions.

Technical – Essential

  • Experience in DevSecOps environments
  • Incident Response experience
  • Strong technical understanding of cloud security challenges & controls for building SaaS applications on Amazon AWS & Azure
  • Up to date on industry security standards & best practices
  • Ability to lead & manage projects
  • Technical knowledge of cloud, database, networking, & application security required
  • Strong understanding of DLP, IPS/IDS; Database monitoring; Network security (NAC); & SIEM
  • Experience working with distributed/remote teams
  • Experience with vulnerability tools such as Acunetix, Contrast, HDiv, Nessus, Qualys or Rapid7
  • Experience with GitLab, Azure DevOps, Jenkins systems

Technical – Desirable

  • Development languages, e.g. Python, Java and C#.
  • Development techniques, e.g. Agile & Object Orientated.
  • Secure software development knowledge highly beneficial
  • Knowledge of Markets, Payment Systems & Financial Systems
  • Any RED Team experience

Education/Qualifications
Essential

  • Microsoft, Linux & CISCO Professional qualifications
  • Security qualifications like OSCP, CISSP, ISACA or GIAC
  • Other certifications like AWS Security Specialist

Desirable

  • Certification in or experience of any of the following:
    • ITIL 2007 / 2011
    • ISO27001

In addition to this we offer:

  • Flexible working – Wherever your base location/office might be, remote/office working opportunities are available for individuals who live further away
  • Tech team presentations & socials along with capture the flag team opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend security conferences
  • Opportunities for international travel if desired
  • Generous car allowance / selection of vehicles
  • Skills qualification allowances
  • Ability to innovate & be recognised & rewarded for such
  • Mentoring opportunities by senior leadership

SQA-IBA-SEC-DOL-NetSec Security Consultant

Reporting to: Head of Enterprise Security

Practice: ATE

Salary: ATE

High Level Role Overview:

As a member of the Enterprise Security Consulting Resource Pool, reporting to the Head of Enterprise Security, the Security Consultant role is a very technical role, with an expectation to get your hands dirty, innovate and grease the wheels of change.

As a Network Security Consultant, you will be involved with on-site client visits and remote engagements, in order to complete security related projects such as design/architecture, implementations, & documentation of network security solutions.

The Person in this Role is Accountable for:

  • Delivering technical tasks on our engagements
  • Delivering high-quality technical solutions to clients
  • Assist in the identification, resolution, & documentation of security incidents.
  • Provide guidance & mentoring to adjacent teams & team members.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities of the Role:

  • Design & implement security related infrastructure changes
  • Analysing security tool results &making recommendations.
  • Review proposed changes to applications infrastructure to ensure secure implementations
  • Act as a security resource for client departments
  • Maintain security best practices including documentation on how we will respond to security events
  • Assist in gathering information for security audits &assessments
  • Engage with internal & external clients on a variety of security needs
  • Attend industry events & security related conferences

Skills / Experience & Personal:

  • Articulate, assertive & persuasive with the ability to use appropriate communication channels, adapting style & approach to suit the audience; able to build effective relationships.
  • Exceptional planning & definition capability with a pragmatic approach.
  • Excellent attention to detail, meticulous with a desire to ‘test to break’: a Quality advocate.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively with all testing stakeholders to produce clear test artefacts.
  • Strong analytical & facilitation skills to ensure business needs & effective solutions can be clearly & rapidly understood & delivered.
  • Highly productive with optimal time management skills.
  • Able to work to deadlines achieve results under time pressure without compromising quality.
  • Influencing skills & commercial awareness.
  • Resilient in the face of challenges & able to use a detailed knowledge of the fundamentals of testing to provide creative solutions.

Technical – Essential

  • Strong technical understanding of cloud security challenges & controls for building SaaS applications on Amazon AWS & Azure
  • Up to date on industry security standards & best practices
  • Ability to lead & manage projects
  • Technical knowledge of networking security solutions, & enterprise application security
  • Strong understanding of DLP, IPS/IDS; Database monitoring; Network security (NAC); & SIEM
  • Experience working with distributed/remote teams
  • Experience with vulnerability tools such as Acunetix, Nessus, Qualys or Rapid7
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows & Linux server operating systems

Technical – Desirable

  • Incident Response experience
  • Development languages, e.g. Python, Java, and C#.
  • Development techniques, e.g. Agile & Object Orientated.
  • Secure software development knowledge highly beneficial
  • Knowledge of Markets, Payment Systems & Financial Systems

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Microsoft, Linux & CISCO Professional qualifications
  • FortiNet Qualifications NSE3 or above or equivalent
  • Security qualifications like OSCP, CISSP, ISACA or GIAC
  • Other certifications like AWS Security Specialist

Desirable

  • Certification in or experience of any of the following:
    • ITIL 2007 / 2011
    • ISO27001

In addition to this we offer:

  • Flexible working – Wherever your base location/office might be, remote/office working opportunities are available for individuals who live further away
  • Tech team presentations & socials along with capture the flag team opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend security conferences
  • Opportunities for international travel if desired
  • Generous car allowance/selection of vehicles
  • Skills qualification allowances
  • Ability to innovate & be recognised & rewarded for such
  • Mentoring opportunities by senior leadership

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