Senior QA Automation Engineer/SDET

| Santa Monica

We’re looking for a Senior QA Automation Engineer/SDET who has a passion for testing and quality assurance. You will help plan, estimate, coordinate, and automate 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. The role is based in Santa Monica office and you will be reporting to the Release Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and growth of automation test coverage for the entire backend architecture
  • In collaboration with QA Architect contribute to building, expanding and maintenance of our automation frameworks and tests suites
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Design, develop, and execute automated test harnesses around Backend APIs
  • Write scripts and perform load tests against Backend servers
  • Actively participate in code reviews conducted by the developers
  • Perform thorough regression/smoke tests before code deployments
  • Actively monitor post-release metrics to identify any defects that may have slipped through the cracks
  • 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

Requirements:

  • Experience - Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or related field, + minimum 3 years of experience as software engineer, software automation engineer, technical quality engineer, or related field
  • Detailed oriented - keen eye for details ranging from copy to pixels. Ability to communicate those details to others and translate to specs
  • Team player - enjoy working closely with engineers, product managers, and cross-functional teams
  • Initiative - highly motivated and self-disciplined. You can work independently and be productive
  • Startup ready - Excellent ability to prioritize and communication in a fast pace environment

Preferred Skills & Requirements:

  • Experience working in Agile development process (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban)
  • Experience building test automation (Java/Groovy/Kotlin/Python, Spock/Cucumber, Jenkins, Shell Scripting, Linux, Mac OS)
  • Java/Groovy - 2+ years writing production Java/Groovy code
  • Spring framework: Experience in designing webservices in Spring framework
  • Computer Science degree
  • Experience working closely with remote team members in different timezones

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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