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Software Engineer in Test

Future  Finance
🏢 Future Finance 🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, US 🕑 April 05

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The Role

Future Finance is expanding access and opportunity for deserving university students and young professionals in the UK. We are currently accepting applications for software engineering and testing professionals to join our team in Chicago to help us do this.

As part of the tech team, you will be responsible for building out new products and transitioning the existing tech stack to be more scalable and growth-oriented to help the company provide services to an order of magnitude more students. 

We want creative, proactive, and professional software engineers who have deep knowledge and expertise in software engineering. Technology is the core of our business and a key driver of our future, so we want people who can drive technological innovation and solutions for the company.

The Software Engineer in Test will have ownership over the end to end testing process for all applications, and will lead the engineering team’s test coverage, release velocity and production health. You will have the primary responsibility for effective assurance of product quality through test automation, code inspections and other forms of engineering excellence. 

This role reports directly to the Director of Technical Operations.


    Develop and own the end-to-end testing process for all applications deployed to production

    Lead and collaborate on improving engineering team's test coverage, release velocity and production health

    Work with Product & Development to ensure testable software.

    Work with the business to leverage software technology for the largest customer impact

    Collaborate with a geographically diverse team in Dublin and Chicago

    Solve complex technical challenges

    Design and build advanced automated development, build, test, release and monitoring infrastructure

    Analyze and decompose complex software systems and collaborate with cross-functional teams to influence design for engineering excellence

    Participate in and own code reviews

    Write automated tests & ensure test coverage

    Write code/scripts to test systems, implementing test harnesses and infrastructure as necessary


    Deep knowledge of test methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases and debugging

    Experience creating test strategies and plans, and building end to end system functional test protocols

    Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux environments

    Well-rounded engineering skills, and proven software development skills building and/or testing web applications with full-stack experience

    Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

    Strong problem-solving skills

    Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with other engineers

    Experience building automation frameworks and/or test infrastructure from scratch

    Experience working as the key tester or the only test engineer, including verification and/or validation testing.

    Experience with API testing and performance testing.

    Hands-on ability to automate repeated tasks and build test coverage through existing or new infrastructure

    Belief in automation and tooling as a critical part of the software lifecycle


  • Degree in Computer Science, Maths, or other related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development and/or test automation experience
Nice to Have Skills

- Experience working in financial industry or FinTech

- Experience working in fast-paced startup environments.

- Experience using PostgreSQL or other Relational Databases

- Comfort with functional programming and/or robust type systems

- Experience with one or more programming language:  Ruby, SQL, Javascript, Typescript, or Haskell

- Experience working in development team(s) that have delivered commercial software or software-based services

- Personal initiative in learning new technologies

- Experience working in highly regulated industries


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