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Senior Test Automation Engineer
San Mateo, CA

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Job Description

Motif is building innovative investment products and making them universally accessible. We're a technology-driven investing company, who's award-winning platform allows investors to trade intelligently weighted baskets of stocks built around a theme or investing style. Only at Motif can investors buy fractional shares (i.e., $100 of AMZN stock) in real-time, participate in hundreds of IPOs, and very soon add cryptoassets to their portfolio.

We're a fun, hard-working team passionate about shipping high-quality products. Headquartered in sunny San Mateo, California, we're backed by top-tier investors such as Goldman Sachs, J.P.Morgan, Foundation Capital and have been recognized as a pioneer in the investing space by Forbes, Fast Company, TechCrunch, CNBC, Finnovate, NerdWallet, and others.

Job Overview:

Senior Test Automation Engineer would be working Automation as a hands on task. Some functional testing is expected to bring the candidate up to speed on the platform. A qualified candidate must be self-sufficient to set all the requirements for Automation Development Testing. Strong experiences in automation frameworks and continuous integration are required.

Do you:

love working in an environment where you constantly experiment and iterate quickly.

care about quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code.

find yourself advocating for the importance of test automation

find yourself hurrying to work, because you just thought of a new way to break the application

trade stocks or cryptoassets and want to know how the trades work

believe data is the most powerful tool for informed decision-making

Identify with the above?

Some principles guiding our engineers: "Always be shipping", "Value delivery", "Strive for perfect", and "Don't be afraid to fail". Ultimately, we are excited about our impact on the world and are looking for engineers who are curious, generous and can hustle in a fast-paced environment.

You get a lot of creative freedom to solve your tasks and you are responsible for the whole lifecycle of every feature from initial requirements to release, ops and follow-up.


Keep abreast of emerging behaviors, technologies, and companies across the electronic trading and smart portfolio management landscapes

Learn and test the ins and outs of equity and cryptoassets trading

Collaborate with other engineers, product owners, and designers to identify and solve challenging problems

Write & test code that truly works-code that is elegant & scales well

Focus on fast, iterative & agile development and also shepherd agile practices and processes

Ensure performance, scalability, availability & security in everything you do

Contribute to platform-level technology, strategy & decisions

Engage in the business goals as well as the technology


BS, or equivalent work experience, in Computer Science, Math, or related technical field (experience writing good software is a suitable replacement for a technical degree)

Deep proficiency in a programming language such as Java and/or Python

Experience with testing all aspects of the product/system like function/component, system, performance, regression and service, with an emphasis

Big points for experience with test automation

Experience in working with development teams to identify and capture test cases, ensure version management

Experience setting up of test environments, designing test plans, developing test cases/scenarios/usage cases, and executing these cases.

Comfortable working in a small, dynamic, and fast-paced team

Strong capabilities of observation, analysis, synthesis

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Past co-workers attest to your prowess & agility in building great products

Technologies we use:

Testing framework: Selenium Webdriver, Appium, REST assured.

Infrastructure: AWS (and non cloud hosted computing)

Datastores: MySQL, DynamoDB, Redshift, S3

Data Processing: Lambda, Kinesis

Microservices: Spring, Play, Docker, Elastic Beanstalk, ECS, Zookeeper

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