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Senior QA Engineer

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tastyworks, Inc.
Chicago, IL

As a Senior QA Engineer you will be part of a team of engineers that builds out the technology that powers our retail brokerage business and supports our other business initiatives. From day one you will be testing both back-end (REST API) and Front-end (Web, iOS, Android and Desktop) applications. We care about the speed and stability of our back-end systems as much as we care about the customer-facing applications we build. Our architecture is consistently evolving as our business grows and we face different technical challenges, but always with a focus on practicality and performance.

The role will need you to draw on your experience in approaches such as Continuous Delivery and understand how and when to use diverse testing techniques to deliver high quality software that accurately represents the business domain. You will be comfortable working closely with both business and technical stakeholders to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Technology stack: Node.js, JavaScript, Appium, NPM Modules, Mocha, Jest, Chai, Expect.js,, Wdio, Postman, Jenkins, Docker, GitHub.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work within the Quality Assurance team to test new functionality, as well as regression testing a multitude of different software applications 
  • Building/extending testing framework based on modern frameworks like WebDriver.IO, Mocha, Chai, and Node Modules.
  • New tests development in Node.js and maintenance of existing Test Automation 
  • Configuration of Jenkins CI jobs 
  • Interact with the Business and IT teams to ensure a suitable understanding of requirements and ensure test coverage  
  • Raise and manage any defects identified throughout the software development life cycle 
  • Contribute to the TastyWorks Quality Assurance strategy  
  • Work as part of an Agile/Scrum development team 

Who You Are:

  • 5 years of professional experience writing test automation using either Node.js, JavaScript, Java, Python or Ruby.
  • Significant experience in automation of backend and front-end applications using Node.js frameworks and NPM Modules.
  • Understanding of testing methodologies and their application, including UAT and System Testing 
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving 
  • Able to use necessary tools to debug problems with the software 
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of software testing techniques 
  • Good understanding of CI / CD Process Flow
  • Proficient in Node.js or JavaScript programming and applying test automation
  • Webservice Test Automation
  • Mocha BDD Test Framework
  • Jenkins or Bamboo 
  • Cross-platform testing experience  
  • Experience of iterative/agile development methodologies (SCRUM, Kanban)
  • Build and Maintain test automation frameworks using Node.js and JavaScript.
  • REST API (Postman)
  • Microservices and REST API Testing
  • Working knowledge of JIRA
  • Interest in Automation, QA, financial markets, trading, and a willingness to learn more about them 
  • Degree level education (in relevant/related subject) 

Team Perks:

  • Performance Bonuses
  • Subsidized Engineering Training Program
  • Stock Purchase Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Wellness & Mental Health Programs
  • Charitable Donation Matching
  • Two Paid Volunteer Days Off
  • Daily catered lunch when in the office
  • Full kitchen with snacks and beverages
  • Dog-friendly office
  • In-building gym
  • CTA stop a block away, Shuttle to/from Metra
  • Office located in the West Loop - Chicago's growing center of tech, great cuisine, and high-end bars

Our Company:

The tastytrade family of companies (tastytrade, tastyworks, Dough by tastyworks, and quiet foundation) empowers individual investors by providing educational media, intuitive and powerful trading software, high-speed order execution, innovative derivatives products, and portfolio guidance. The diversity of our offerings and the technology that powers them provide our engineers with exposure to a broad set of tools and the opportunity to dig deep into specific problems. We are an ideal environment for those who are self-motivated, engineering-focused, pragmatic, and who truly enjoy creating and operating large, highly available, and performant systems. Our team is lean at roughly 40 members and we follow a management philosophy that values the autonomy of our engineers.


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