QA/Automation Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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What do we do at Altruist?

We help you do better with your money by empowering financial advisors to do their best work.

Altruist is an LA fintech company that's making investing fair for everyone, allowing real people to make more while paying less. Our platform is the only solution for modern financial advisors who put their clients first.

We’re looking to hire a world-class team of talented technologists with a passion for start-up culture. A fintech background with an understanding of the complexity around security, high availability, and accuracy of building these systems is a big plus.

What will you do?

  • Work with developers and product managers to understand requirements and use cases
  • Create plans to test features during the design and development phase and integrate into our CI pipeline
  • Write scripts for performance testing in Jmeter/Gatling or other equivalent performance tools
  • Execute and analyze load and performance tests and identify performance bottlenecks
  • Implement and maintain automated suites for integration, API, UI, and system tests
  • Administer integration and regression test plans
  • Work with engineering teams to continuously improve quality
  • Write and maintain test plans and cases
  • Performance test environments in the cloud

What will you need?

  • 8+ years of experience building front and back end automation framework
  • Familiarity with performance testing framework
  • Ability to wear multiple hats to help us achieve our goals
  • Understanding of software testing methodologies and test-driven development
  • Understanding of databases, SQL, and application servers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Java/Python is a must

Bonus points

  • Browser-based UI automation, Selenium/Robot frameworks, and API testing experience
  • Experience with SaaS environment and/or Cloud Services
  • Experience with HTML/CSS and JavaScript

About our culture

At Altruist, you’ll work with a talented group of hungry creators looking to disrupt our industry. You’ll be given the freedom to do your best work alongside down-to-earth developers, designers, and thinkers who are at the leading edge of their crafts.

We offer top-of-the-line health benefits including a 401(k), a competitive salary, and a flexible schedule, including unlimited vacation time. Our office is located in the heart of Venice, on Abbot Kinney.

You’ll join a proven founding team that is backed by one of the most storied VCs in the US, Venrock. Together, we’re going to fix the broken parts of finance and investing (most of it).

A good resume will help you stand out, but we’re most interested in motivated developers who will stop at nothing to create the best product they can. We're looking for talented, self-managed engineers who understand business priorities and can help prepare systems to meet these needs.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail

Location

Per GQ & Forbes magazine, "The coolest street/block in America." Abbot Kinney Blvd. The beach is also just a 15-minute walk away.

An Insider's view of Altruist

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is relaxed and welcoming. We check our egos at the door and focus on producing great work together. Collaboration is paramount. While we're flexible, down-to-earth, and provide plenty of autonomy—we're also extremely motivated and hard-working. Altruist has a huge opportunity to make a big impact and we're dedicated to making it happen.

John

Head of Design

What does your typical day look like?

Our team has a collaborative spirit while also taking ownership of our areas of expertise. The environment at Altruist requires us to be flexible as we build our technology for our clients. Maintaining a balance between these multiple aspects is both challenging and fulfilling. I genuinely feel empowered and responsible to make an impact.

Gokul

Quantitative Researcher

What's something quirky about your company?

Let’s just say that I don’t dread Mondays anymore. People genuinely want to be here! Coming to work is like coming to hang out with great friends, and together we are building something that will help a lot of people. The days tend to fly by, and in the heart of Venice, there is never a dull moment!

Shabana

Marketing Manager

What are Altruist Perks + Benefits

Altruist Benefits Overview

Office on Abbot Kinney, 401k with 4% company match, stock options, unlimited PTO, free snacks/beverages, dog friendly office, flexible schedule, community volunteering, monthly lunch & learns, fun work environment.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Altruist loves to volunteer in our communities. We have participated in beach clean-ups and looking to get involved with local charities, animal shelters and helping the homeless.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Altruist offers stock options with a 4 year vesting schedule.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Altruist provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 20 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Altruist offers commuter benefits for transit and parking. Altruist will deposit $100 each month towards your commuter benefits.
Stocked Kitchen
You want it, we probably have it. :)
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted every Thursday.
Parking
We offer employees flexible commuter benefits up to $100/mo, to be used however best for each team member.
Pet Friendly
Altruist pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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