In early 2013 we started a search for a QA Director in our New York City location to handle oversight of the team that provides Quality Assurance testing for the New York Stock Exchange trading systems.
At NYSE we have set the bar extremely high regarding testing talent. Our testing analysts need to have excellent technical skills, top tier business acumen plus solid communication skills. These type of candidates are extremely hard to find. Since we weren’t looking to sacrifice on the overall quality and depth of the candidate we turned to NPD Global Inc. NPD Global took the time to dissect the spec and really listened to our needs including understanding our fast paced environment.
In these situations, it’s not our responsibility to vet the candidates and I’m expecting quality and not quantity regarding the candidates walking through the door. Quality is exactly what we received! In a short period of time we had hired an excellent QA Director and I was very grateful that we were working with such an excellent search firm. NPD Global has become a true working partner with NYSE and has continued to be an excellent source for us regarding hard to find talent.
CIO- U.S. NYSE Euronext