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QA Engineer





Purpose of the job:

As a QA Engineer at VALR, your mission is to uphold the reliability, security, and performance of our trading platform through meticulous testing, and automation where applicable. Focused on testing web apps, mobile apps, and backend APIs, you'll contribute significantly to maintaining and enhancing the trading experience for our users. Your responsibilities encompass testing of new features, changes, bug fixes, exploratory testing, contributing to automated testing across various platforms, conducting performance evaluations, and staying abreast of the latest developments in the crypto and blockchain space.

What will you be doing:

  • Test new features, changes, and bug fixes across web apps, mobile apps, and backend APIs to ensure seamless integration and delivery of the best trading experience possible.
  • Perform broad exploratory testing of our product.
  • Design, develop, and execute automated test scripts to validate functionality, performance, and security aspects of our trading platform.
  • Work within a cross-functional team to understand requirements, provide feedback on testing strategies, and ensure comprehensive test coverage.
  • Contribute to automated testing on web, mobile, and API platforms to enhance test coverage and efficiency.
  • Conduct load, stress, and performance testing to evaluate system robustness and scalability, contributing to an optimal trading experience.
  • Stay updated with the latest crypto and blockchain research, understanding and testing security tools and techniques to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities.
  • Write clear and maintainable test cases to facilitate efficient testing processes and ensure the highest quality standards.

What we look for in you:

  • Practical experience is more relevant than a formal qualification.
  • 5+ years experience in Functional and Integration Software Testing, preferably within the financial services industry.
  • 1+ years experience working with Agile methodologies.
  • Proficiency in testing backend APIs using tools such as Postman and other API testing tools.
  • Experience in test automation tools such as Selenium, Cypress, and TestCafe.
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Java, Typescript / JavaScript is a plus.
  • Ability to conduct load, stress, and performance testing to ensure system reliability and scalability.
  • Strong understanding of crypto and blockchain technologies, coupled with a passion for staying updated with industry developments.
  • Familiarity with security tools and techniques, and the ability to incorporate them into testing processes.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • A natural inclination to help people and the ability to explain technical details simply

What can you expect from VALR:

  • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry.
  • Leave: Compliance with statutory leave required by individual countries, in addition to flexible leave.
  • Remote work: Work from wherever you like - Employees to ensure that there is secure, stable internet connectivity to effectively work remotely.
  • Home office setup: Mac laptop and a discretionary allowance to buy all the extras needed to work happily from home - all of it yours to keep after 3 years. Terms and Conditions will apply.
  • Learning fund: An annual upskilling budget of R16,000 per employee, which will be converted to the respective currency of the employee's payment, in addition to scheduled VALR training.
  • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALR’s success, you’ll be rewarded with discretionary bonuses.
  • Regular get-togethers outside of work.
  • Annual company retreats.