Sr. QA Engineer (Remote)

Remote - US
Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time /

Empower is a high-growth financial technology company on a mission to expand access to fair credit to give anyone in the world the opportunity to improve their financial security and mobility. We dream up and launch one-of-a-kind features that help our members get money instantly whenever they need it, save for the future, and rewrite their financial story. Our members see Empower Cash Advance as a life-saver, Empower Automatic Savings as a game-changer, and the new Empower Thrive line of credit as a lifeline to low-cost borrowing and the only practical path to building good credit.

Empower is backed by Sequoia Capital, Blisce, and Icon Ventures. Are we the next great place to grow your impact and accelerate your career? We think so:

Inc. ranked Empower #56 in the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US (#55 in 2022). Forbes put Empower on its 2023 list of America's Best Startup Employers. Fast Company recognized the new Empower Thrive line of credit in their 2022 list of the Next Big Things in Tech.

Great Expectations: We come up with bold, audacious goals for ourselves and go all out for impact
Owner Mindset: We give every employee latitude to act independently, make smart choices, and move the business forward
Spirited Debate: We love skeptics and seek counter opinions to challenge our personal assumptions and expand our view
Customer Obsession: We listen to understand, empathize, and create a memorable, rewarding experience for our community
Inclusive Collaboration: We believe diverse teams make the best decisions, and we strive to give diverse voices a seat at the table
No Jerks Allowed: We value our relationships and take the time to build trust and connection and communicate respectfully
Competitive salary
Generous equity package
Full healthcare and dental benefits
Technology  expense reimbursement
Work  from anywhere

As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you’ll work to ensure only our best work makes it to our customers. You’ll engage with a collaborative, high powered team to develop and execute test plans and automation suites for projects with a reach of millions. The solutions you’ll test will ensure robustness, and integrity for our customers and business. The automation you'll create will enhance our agility as we continue to scale. You’ll take end to end ownership of new features and product lines shaping work in early stages, instrumenting our ability to test, coordinating with stakeholders for deployment to ensure we’re hitting our goals.

Travel for company offsites is expected at a minimum 2 times a year.

Key Responsibilities

    • Be the Quality Advocate to ensure delivery of the products as per Empower quality standards
    • Contribute to quality product specification by reviewing and identifying requirement gaps
    • Identify, Define, Setup test data and Execute complex test scenarios to validate the product specifications
    • Execute, Maintain and Develop test automation scripts to validate REST API and Mobile Applications
    • Propose process & performance improvements in Manual and Automated Testing
    • Take ownership of quality feature delivery liaising with Product Owners, Developers and QA Engineers

Candidate Qualifications

    • 6+ years of expertise in Mobile and/or REST API manual testing
    • 5+ years of expertise in REST API automation in Python/JavaScript etc
    • Intermediate or greater programming level in one or more of: Python, Bash scripting
    • Knowledge of CI/CD, DevOps in cloud platforms like Azure/AWS is preferable
    • Knowledge of API Performance and Load Testing is a plus.
    • Experience working within an Agile Continuous Delivery team
At Empower, we hire for people that push themselves to understand others and seek out ways to challenge their personal assumptions. Our hope is that by fostering such an environment, we strengthen our business and relationships by putting people first. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workspace where everyone (regardless of age, education, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any personal characteristics) feels like they belong. Even if your experience doesn’t exactly match up to our job description, you should feel empowered to apply regardless!