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Software Engineer in Test

| Chicago

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.

Your Responsibilities

  • 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

Your Skills

  • 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

Your Qualifications

- Degree in Computer Science, Maths, or other related field or equivalent experience

- 5+ years of software development and/or test automation experience

Your 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

Your Location

Chicago, IL

About Us

Future Finance is changing the student finance landscape in the UK by offering undergraduate and postgraduate students a new way to fund their university education. We are a passionate bunch with a simple core belief: no qualified student should be denied a productive education purely for financial reasons.  That’s why we exist.

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We're located in the Loop right next to the Willis Tower (fka Sears Tower) and in close proximity to all transit options and great lunch spots.

An Insider's view of Future Finance

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It's a casual and fun workplace that offers the benefit of flexible working hours. We work hard but play hard as well. We have various company outings and social events, as well as offering vacation time that is above industry standard.



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Right now we are focusing on improving credit strategy to underwrite good-quality student loans and to ramp up volume as we enter the peak season. In the longer term, we will develop additional credit products to better service our customers and to support the company’s strategic mission.


Chief Credit Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be a successful member of the marketing team, you should be analytical, data-driven, and a subject matter expert. Strong collaboration and communication skills, and an ability to work independently, will also help you excel as part of the marketing team at Future Finance.


Head of Marketing

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Future Finance's core values include 'no ego & best idea wins'. This means that any team member will be heard regardless of title or tenure. As such, the ideas that are customer centric/friendly, logical and with the best supporting data will drive the direction of the company and its products.


Board Member

What are Future Finance Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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