Automation QA Engineer

We provide our services to clients in Europe and in the US.

Our largest client is Matchbook, a sophisticated betting exchange. This uses peer-to-peer betting where customers can choose to either place a bet or take a bet. It’s suitable for all types of bettors from casual punters to professional traders. Matchbook is no ordinary web platform. It has more in common with the New York Stock Exchange than with a bookmaker. It operates at scale. Its API processes over 450 million API requests per day. It manages billions of dollars worth of transactions.

With more regulated markets opening in the US and around the world we face new opportunities for further expansion, leveraging our cutting-edge technology to provide our partners with an extremely performant and dependable exchange system.

At Xanadu you’ll work at a scale which you’ll rarely find anywhere else. The challenges here are big – really big. The people you’ll work with are hungry to tackle them. If this sounds like a challenge too good to ignore, then we want to hear from you.

Role and Responsibilities

As an Automation QA Engineer, you’ll work with custom built frameworks using both  Python and Groovy.  You will be responsible for automating as much of the testing effort as possible and you will own and manage the quality of backend services for an agile team.  Clear communication and a solution focus are both important.  The work requires you to design, develop, maintain and implement complex automated test cases using OO methodologies, including both functional and non-functional testing. You will write robust tests for new and existing services, executing tests and analysing the results to find potential bugs, bottlenecks or degradation in performance.  You will also write failover tests and troubleshoot any failures that are found.

You will be responsible for:
  • Design and maintenance of test scripts, test cases, automation frameworks and  test data.
  • Co-ordinates all back-end functional test activities for the Product team to ensure the smooth running of test cycles (integration, system, deployment).
  • Designing, developing and delivering software to test the availability, scalability, latency, performance and efficiency of our systems.
  • Liaises with development engineers to ensure resolution of system defects.
  • Mentoring and guidance for new hires.
  • Engaging in capacity planning, performance analysis and system tuning.
  • Contributing towards the evolution of our engineering and agile culture.
  • Supporting the team in whatever capacity necessary to achieve the sprint goal.
  • Communicating test progress with the Product team and the Automation QA Chapter.

Required Skills
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a software tester with proven experience in defining and leading QA cycles.
  • Experience in functional and non functional testing.
  • Knowledge of Python or similar language. 
  • Knowledge of API testing.
  • Knowledge of Unix.
  • Knowledge of messaging technologies like rabbitMQ will be a plus
  • A track record of successful project completion working in a team environment.
  • A proven ability to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Drive for results. Takes ownership for tasks and overcomes obstacles.
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills with the ability to lead and mentor others on test practices.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Educated to degree level in computer science from a recognised University or Technical College.
  • Must be eligible to work in the EU