QA Automation Engineer, Trading Engine

Remote Full-time
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About the Role

This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America and Europe.


    • Build and enhance test automation frameworks for back-end testing using general-purpose programming languages like Go, Python, and C++
    • Build out automated regression test suite to achieve higher test coverage
    • Learn and understand the business domain and application architecture
    • Collaborate on test strategy by reviewing functional requirements and design specifications with development and product teams
    • Ensure timely completion of QA deliverables


    • Comfortable writing not only automated tests but the frameworks and tooling that support them using high-level programming languages, particularly Go, Python, and C++
    • 3+ years QA experience in the financial sector
    • Very comfortable using Linux command line and local virtual machines
    • Familiarity with messaging protocols, particularly TCP sockets, HTTP(S), REST, WebSockets, Protocol Buffers
    • Keen interest in financial markets and familiarity with trading, particularly order types and collateral/margin trading
    • Prior experience implementing automated testing of distributed real-time systems
    • Well versed with issue-tracking tools such as Bugzilla and JIRA
    • Comfortable and productive working on a remote-first basis
    • BS in computer science or a related quantitative field

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