Senior Software Developer in Test

Published on October 25, 2023

Chicago is the home of Beyond Finance’s quickly-growing marketing, product, development and analytics teams. We’re a kind, experienced and hardworking group, and we’re looking to add similarly minded team members who are ready to roll up their sleeves and make an impact.

At Beyond Finance, we’ve made it our mission to help everyday Americans escape the endless cycle of crippling debt and step into a brighter financial future. Through compassionate, individualized care, supportive user-centric technology, and customized financial solutions, we’ve helped over 300,000 clients on their path to a debt-free life.
While we’re proud of what we’ve already accomplished (over $2 billion in resolved debt), we're searching for new collaborators to help us get to the next level! If you’re looking to join a forward-thinking, rapidly growing organization with helping people as its number one goal, we want to hear from you.

About The Role

Our technology team works to build, launch, and evolve our internal applications and consumer-facing web applications. We implement modern agile best practices and fully automated CI/CD pipelines. The SDET role focuses on verifying the quality and reliability of the software. A Senior SDET brings experience and understanding to the team, and owns the QA step in the process. You must be results-driven and able to thrive in a dynamic and rapidly-growing environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with the entire team to understand the work being done, communicate any issues you see, verify the quality of the software being built, and deliver new features and improvements.
  • Become the SME for projects as they are being planned and developed, and own the testing step in our SDLC.
  • Plan and build automation around all new features, and update automation for existing features accordingly.
  • In addition to automation, there will be some manual testing for features being developed.
  • Investigate and resolve complex bugs in unfamiliar code.
  • Troubleshoot test and tool failures with no prior context.
  • Mentor other team members on best practices as well as testing and automation strategies.
  • Offer code reviews on SDET pull requests.
  • Attend and participate in scrum meetings.

What We Look For

  • Extensive experience in independently planning and building robust automation to test software applications
  • Comfort with manually testing software applications
  • Ability to setup and maintain a local Ruby on Rails environment
  • Strong understanding of RSpec, Capybara, and Selenium WebDriver
  • An understanding of the code pipeline so that you can offer help when troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver stories independently, communicate bugs, and risks
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries to validate data changes or troubleshoot issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Mentorship skills and the ability to give well-crafted constructive feedback
Why Join Us?
While you make a difference for others, we’ll work to make a difference for you, providing an uplifting, collaborative work environment and benefits that reflect your value to us. For eligible full-time employees, we offer:
  • Considerable employer contributions for health, dental, and vision programs
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and paid parental leave
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Merit advancement opportunities
  • Career development & training
And finally, our team spirit and culture! We cultivate an environment of community, connection, and belonging across our entire organization.
Beyond Finance does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job positions.  No fee will be paid to their parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to Beyond Finance employees or the Beyond Finance HR team.  No placement fee will be paid to any third party unless such a request has been made by the Beyond HR team.