Overview

We are looking for a self-motivated, technically savvy QA Engineer to join our growing development team. As an advocate and driver of quality, the successful candidate will educate and motivate the organization in continuously improving practices while manually testing new functionality and providing automated test coverage.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record in ensuring quality in an Agile/Kanban team, delivering value to our customers on a sustainable cadence, as well as defining and creating testing methodologies and monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the testing against a set of key indicators.

Primary Responsibilities

As a key member of the software development and delivery team, you will:

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on delivering world-class industrial-strength software.
  • Coordinate and help conduct the quality and testing effort with other test engineers, system developers, project managers and other stakeholders to ensure high-quality releases
  • Assist Engineering and Product in the planning, scheduling, and execution of tasks
  • Promote architecting for testability within the development process
  • Proactively recommend process and tool improvements
  • Work with software engineers to define and implement QA and unit test plans, including dependency analysis, code coverage, and use cases
  • Build test harnesses, test suites, test scenarios, and metrics collection mechanisms
  • Improve software quality through testing and advocacy, with a constant focus on the customer experience
  • Using strong interpersonal and communication skills, share best practices with the Development Team and potentially larger audiences
  • Cultivate expertise in relevant aspects of target business domains and apply that knowledge to maximize technology value
  • Incorporate test automation mechanisms into continuous-integration pipelines
  • Perform component, system, integration, acceptance, and smoke testing of new functionality
  • Work with developers to reproduce, locate, and identify bugs
  • Analyze test results and prepare load, performance, and envelope projections
  • Assessing the product specifications and comparing with customer requirements
  • Help maintain test environments
  • Keep management abreast of risks and quality issues and how they will impact the business
  • Ensuring that system load and capacity testing are correctly carried out
  • Assist Development and Customer Support in reproducing Client report issues

Qualifications and Skills

Required Qualifications

  • 2-4 years QA experience with electronic trading solutions and/or financial services industry
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting high transactional distributed systems
  • Understanding of multithreading and concurrency implications for test scenarios and test harnesses
  • Familiarity with WebSockets and/or message oriented middleware
  • Familiarity with serialization techniques like JSON, binary, or protobufs
  • Familiarity with BDD and automated acceptance testing tools (like Cucumber, SpecFlow)
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (JavaScript and Python preferred) for automated API testing
  • Competency in C# for developing performance test harnesses and developing embedded test bridging is preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including isolating bugs in complex code
  • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven – must have constant attention to detail
  • Ability to think independently and take initiative to make the project succeed
  • Passionate about technology and problem-solving
  • Desire to learn about complex financial business domains
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • B.S. or B.A. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

Desired Qualifications

  • Domain knowledge in broker-dealer business and willingness to analyze regulations and rules
  • Experience developing and designing test automation frameworks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to collaborate with both technical and business staff
  • Tech stack: Azure Cloud Services, Kubernetes, Docker, SQL, Python, Behave, Cucumber, JavaScript, Typescript, Postman/Newman CLI, Datadog, JIRA, Zephyr, TestRail

Expected annual base salary for this role is between $100,000 and $140,000 at the commencement of employment. However, base salary, if hired, will be determined on an individualized basis and constitutes only one part of the total rewards and compensation package, which will include a 4% 401K match and health benefits subsidized at 75% by Templum. Depending on the position, total compensation may also include options, commission earnings, incentive compensation, and/or discretionary bonuses. Please note that ancillary benefits are subject to change at any time in the sole discretion of Templum.