QA Engineer

| Santa Monica

We’re looking for a QA Engineer who has a passion for testing and quality assurance. You will help plan, estimate and coordinate testing activities for our financial platform that is serving millions of users across the world. You will also work with product managers, developers, and customer service agents to ensure that quality issues and defects are appropriately identified, documented, tracked, and resolved. Duties include troubleshooting and resolving test code, test environment and infrastructure issues, as well as working with test case management, issue tracking, source control, database, requirements management, reporting, and other tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Perform thorough regression/smoke/exploratory tests before code deployments for both our Android app, as well as backend systems
  • Execution of automated tests
  • Contribute to continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Work with customer service, product, and development teams to identify and track bugs
  • Review requirements specifications and provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Continuously review test case coverage in our test management tool and keep it up to date
  • Post-production metrics creation and monitoring

Requirements:

  • Experience: 4+ years experience in Software Engineering in Test role, deep knowledge of the testing process
  • Detailed oriented: Keen eye for details ranging from copy to pixels. Ability to communicate those details to others and translate to specs
  • Global team player: Able to work closely with engineers, product managers, and cross-functional teams in different timezones
  • Initiative: Highly motivated and self-disciplined. You can work independently, and with minimal supervision, and be productive
  • Startup ready: Excellent ability to prioritize and communication in a fast pace environment
  • Mobile testing: Excellent knowledge testing Android mobile applications
  • Hands on: Ability to write and execute simple SQL queries

Preferred Skills & Requirements:

  • Experience working in Agile development process (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban)
  • Experience working with cloud based device farms (AWS device farm, Sauce Labs etc), CI-CD tools (Jenkins, Bamboo etc), Operating Systems (Linux, Mac OSX, Windows), Relational databases (Oracle, MySql etc), Test case management tool (qTest, TestRail etc)
  • Computer Science degree or related field

We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Tala:

Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. Millions of people have borrowed through Tala's smartphone app, which provides instant, personalized credit to underserved customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture and impact investors including PayPal, Revolution Growth, IVP, and Lowercase Capital. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Dar Es Salaam, Mexico City, and Bangalore.

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Location

429 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Tala Benefits Overview

International Travel - Want to try nyama choma in Kenya, or halo halo in the Philippines, while seeing your work in action? With offices in Mexico City, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Manila and Bangalore, Tala offers Santa Monica-based team members frequent opportunities to travel to our markets to get to know our customers and local team members.

Medical Coverage & Wellness - We believe in people, and empowering each team member to be their whole self. With that comes wellness! Tala offers full coverage for health, dental and vision insurance for our team members and their families. We also celebrate wellness days, with opportunities for free massages in the office, and healthy snacks and treats always available onsite. Join one of our intramural sports teams or the running club, and make space for self-care by taking advantage of unlimited PTO and work from home days.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Professional development opportunities – from conferences and online classes to weekly lunch & learns. Company-sponsored health and wellness activities, including local sports leagues and at-work massages! Gender-neutral paid parental leave for 12 weeks.

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