QA / Test Lead

OakNorth Analytical Intelligence – Product Development
Full time
With close to $4bn in loans flowing through its systems, OakNorth AI is the leading player in the bespoke mid-sized loans segment, and has partnered with lending institutions around the world to unlock this under-served market. 

OakNorth Analytical Intelligence (ONAI) is a FinTech platform unlocking the under-served and underestimated market for bespoke loans to SMEs. It does this by leveraging data, machine learning and technology to make a previously unprofitable market segment highly attractive. By deploying our platform globally, we are growing our footprint within the financial services industry and helping our clients reach previously untapped market segments.
The company was founded by Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman, serial entrepreneurs, who proved the concept for OakNorth Analytical Intelligence via OakNorth - a bank they founded in 2015 to address the mid-market funding gap in the UK. The bank became profitable after just 11 months and within a period of less than two years, has grown its loan book to $1.7bn. The group is the fastest in European history to become a unicorn (30 months from inception) and counts GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, among its investors. The management team has backgrounds from leading tech and financial institutions such as Palantir Technologies, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Goldman Sachs.

You will:

    • Have excellent leadership skills and experience: Knows how to recruit, motivate, lead and retain excellent test engineers
    • Lead by example: The right person will want to spend most of their time doing, rather than managing
    • Have been there, done that: Experience of testing this sort of stack in a continuous integration/continuous delivery framework
    • Have strong opinions: They won't be inflexible, but their deep experience has led them to a good practical knowledge of what works and what doesn't
    • Be a committed team player: Works well with devs, users and client stakeholders to ensure mutually excellent outcomes
    • Have exceptional judgement: When they say it's good enough to ship, you can take that to the bank
    • Have good spoken and written communication skills: Not going to disappear or be hard to talk to
    • Self-starter: They will be trustworthy in a situation with a high degree of self-management
    • Be meticulous about planning and organisation: Even if the dev effort is a little chaotic, testing is rock solid
    • Be low drama: Looks to resolve problems, not amplify them
    • Believe in process: Deep commitment to automation over manual testing, wants to set up and run an excellent QA machine

You have:

    • Test automation tools: Selenium, xpath and similar
    • Web stack: Javascript (especially react), HTML5, GraphQL or REST APIs
    • Backend: Python, postgresql
    • Continuous integration: Jenkins, CircleCI, Bamboo
Thank you very much for your interest in OakNorth Analytical Intelligence. We are happy to consider you for roles within our group of companies. If we can identify a match between your skill set and our immediate recruiting needs, please expect to hear from us very soon. If we are unable to identify a fit in the near term, please note that we intend to retain the data you send to us so we may contact you in the future.

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