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QA Automation Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
London, UK
Posted on Sunday, November 5, 2023

QA Automation Engineer

Location: London Hybrid/ Remote

We have an office in London and this position can either be based in the office, hybrid, or remote. We have a weekly collaboration day where attendance is encouraged but optional (all subject to your existing legal right to work in the jurisdiction).

About OpenFin

OpenFin is a high-growth enterprise productivity tech company backed by the world’s largest banks and most respected FinTech VCs, including J.P. Morgan, Barclays, HSBC, Wells Fargo, SC Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, DRW, Nyca Partners, and Pivot Investment Partners. OpenFin modernises and democratises app development and distribution in the finance space. We provide a secure OS that brings a fast and intuitive app experience to the financial desktop. Built on Google’s Chromium, OpenFin combines native experience, data sharing, lightning-fast distribution, and robust security with an agile web development and deployment model to accelerate digital transformation and innovation. Today, over 4,000 apps across 675,000 users run on OpenFin, and with the company recently completing a Series D funding round, OpenFin is set for continued growth and expansion.

About the Role

OpenFin is hiring for a QA Automation Engineer to join our global team! Our growing QA team is seeking an individual with technical expertise and a quality assurance know-how, to transform OpenFin’s testing infrastructure. As part of the team, you’ll partner with our engineers to build and maintain a testing suite that ensures stability, durability and efficiency across all our products. This will entail performing both automated and manual testing. In this role, you will have the ability to influence decisions and drive the direction of OpenFin’s Quality Assurance activities across our development and QA teams.


  • Collaborate with Engineers to review new application features and devise appropriate automated and manual testing strategies prior to development
  • Architect and develop robust, scalable and high quality automation and manual testing solutions for functional, regression and performance testing for OpenFin software (Desktop for Mac and Windows)
  • Contribute to a quality engineering practice that thrives in finding problems before our users do and that finds innovative ways to break systems
  • Form cross-functional partnerships with engineers and product managers to identify production quality solutions to improve scalability, resilience, reliability, consistency and performance
  • Identify gaps in automated and manual testing process (unit, integration, etc) and devise ways to close them

What We're Looking For

  • 3- 6+ years of software development or heavy QA automation experience across Desktop and web based software
  • Excellent knowledge in building, maintaining and executing both manual and automated test harnesses
  • Experience in testing complex API based or Engineer targeted products.
  • Exposure to Cyress (preferred), Mocha, Python, Selenium, Puppeteer, Jest and other best in class testing frameworks
  • Substantial experience with TypeScript, JavaScript front-end frameworks (React, Next.js, etc), Node
  • Experience with Windows & Mac desktop applications and web front-end testing
  • Quality first mindset, reliable self-starter, solutions-oriented individual with attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical thinking, oral and written communication skills with agile ability to influence peers

Life at OpenFin

What We're Looking For

  • 3+ years of experience building complex consumer grade web applications and a good understanding of software design patterns
  • A strong command on using JavaScript or TypeScript and/or Electron required
  • Experience with a wide range of other technologies and frameworks such as .NET, Java, Python, Go, React, NextJS, Mocha, C++, preferred
  • A grasp of how to understand business requirements and the way they translate to technical requirements
  • Ability to foster a collaborative and supportive environment working within engineering, product and customer solutions teams and be comfortable communicating with clients on occasion
  • The ability to be adaptable and nimble to meet the needs of various stakeholders and shift tasks as necessary
  • Excellent analytical thinking, oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence peers

What We’re Offering

Benefits -

  • Time to Rejuvenate - 25 days of paid time off, in addition to 8 paid holidays each calendar year
  • Time to Recuperate - 40 hours of sick time each calendar year
  • Medical Insurance - A group medical insurance plan with Vitality which includes a personal health fund, medical/dental treatment, mental health and advanced cancer coverage
  • Parental Leave and Workplace Nursery Benefit
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension
  • Stock Options

Additional Perks -

  • Access to the Vitality GP App - Schedule virtual GP consultations and receive referrals
  • Vitality Plus Benefits - 50% off select gym memberships, 50% off running shoes and bikes, free 30-minute health checks, Apple Watch discounts, etc.
  • Unlimited Coffee, Tea, Snacks, and Beer on Tap

Life at OpenFin

At OpenFin, our mission is to stay on the cutting edge of web technologies and to enable our customers to do the same. We pride ourselves on our friendly, diverse, understanding and supportive culture. Our goal is to create a space where employees can learn and innovate, and overall, have a good time doing it. We value and appreciate that our employees have a wide set of interests and experiences. Getting to know each other and forming relationships is important, which is why we regularly host offsite events, happy hours and virtual social hours, in addition to having a variety of Employee Resource Groups to participate in. Our environment is conducive to a productive and enjoyable learning experience -- aligned together, moving fast and working to create compelling solutions for our clients.

*Voted "Best Solution for Workflow Automation" at the Trading Tech Insight Awards (2023)
*Voted “Top 50 Best Startups to Work For in the US & in NY” by BuiltIn (2023)
*Voted “Best FinTech Company CEO” at the FinTech Breakthrough Awards (2023)
*Voted “Most Influential Financial Technology Firm” by Harrington Starr (2023)
*Voted “Best Workplace for Technologists” in the Top 1% Awards by Harrington Starr (2022)
*Voted “FinTech of the Year” at the US FinTech Awards (2022)
*Voted “FinTech Innovation of the Year” by Financial News (2022)
*Voted “Best Workplace for Change & Transformation” by Harrington Starr (2021)
*Voted “FinTech of the Year” by TradeTech (2020)
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