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Senior QA Automation Engineer

Chicago, IL

In summary:

EDX is seeking a full-time Senior QA Automation Engineer to join its Engineering Department, responsible for testing the next generation digital assets trading platform. In this position you will collaborate with stakeholders, get to know the ins and outs of the digital asset space, and get to contribute on building an entire marketplace from the ground up. The position will report to the Head of Engineering.

Responsibilities and experience required:


  • Write automated test suites which exercise trading flows via FIX order-entry and market data gateways 
  • Create and maintain testing framework 
  • Review testing results and collect testing evidence against delivered work 
  • Collaborate with fellow engineers and the product team in an agile environment to design and coordinate the testing and release of new features 
  • Identify, propose improvements to the existing API for maintainability and scalability, and to accelerate functionality and performance 
  • Participate in task breakdown and estimations, code reviews, bug fixes and deployment preparation 


  • 5+ Years in a professional environment  
  • Testing of complex backend systems with emphasis on FIX Protocol 
  • Creating and designing testing frameworks (e.g. Cucumber glue code) 
  • Object Oriented Programming experience with Java 
  • Ability to investigate and debug problems if/when they occur across multiple code bases 
  • Start-up-comfort: wear many hats in a fast-paced environment, willing and eager to learn and design new technologies; must be flexible in approach 
  • Structured thinker, effective communicator with the ability to contribute to design dialogues as well as initiate questions to achieve clarity when needed 


  • FIX Protocols 
  • Cucumber 
  • Java/Kotlin or other Object-Oriented programming languages 
  • Relational Databases (Postgres) 

What EDX offers you:

EDX has a flexible, hybrid work environment with dedicated and engaged colleagues. EDX offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company match, and long-term incentive in the form of company warrants.

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