Senior Test Automation Engineer

| Austin

At Self (formerly Self Lender), our mission is to help millions of people establish and build credit - especially those who are considered underserved or credit invisible. This is a rare chance to join a successful, venture backed startup based in Austin.

Developing a successful fintech company requires deep collaboration across our teams, dedication, and truly disrupting the way the industry thinks about things. Our team is passionate about empowering people to take control of their credit and challenging the status quo of accessing and building credit. Understanding our consumers is core to our growth in the years to come.

How we act with each other is how we act with our customers. We are direct, transparent and respectful, and we hope you embrace that approach.

About our team:

We're a growing team of engineers working with modern technology to help people build credit and savings. We’ve been busy growing our business and scaling our operations to fit our growth.

Candidate Description:

We're looking for a self starter with a high attention to detail and experience in building best in class test automation systems. A key part of this role will be understanding when to build and when to buy to support scaling and speed. This role will interact heavily with engineering to build the tests required to make sure our systems can be deployed frequently and with minimal risk of errors.

As a test automation engineer, you will take ownership of the testing framework for our mobile app, website, and API services. You will be responsible for choosing the toolset, design and implementation of our test automation systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.
  • 3+ years of software industry experience (or 2+ years with Masters/PhD).
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Javascript, Python.
  • Solid understanding and application of computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms and design patterns.
  • Strong understanding of build vs buy, and the balance of opportunity cost.
  • Experience with common software engineering tools such as Git (or other VCS), JIRA, Confluence and similar platforms.
  • Ability to work in a Unix-based operating system (Linux, MacOS).

Preferred Experience:

  • Expertise with one or more test automation frameworks and tools like Selenium, Katalon Studio, Test Complete, WebDriver, Cypress, Puppeteer, Nightwatch.
  • Good exposure to Mobile Testing on iOS and Android platforms with tools like Appium, Calabash.
  • Experience working with cloud-based device farms like AWS Device Farm.
  • Experience with automated visual regression testing.
  • Strong understanding of REST and demonstrated experience with REST APIs testing.
  • Experience interacting with continuous integration tools like Jenkins, Gitlab, Travis, TeamCity.
  • Experience with UI performance testing using tools such as Locust, Jmeter, Gatling.
  • Experience testing web applications developed using modern front end frameworks like React is a plus.
  • Experience with GraphQL and testing GraphQL services is a plus.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create, extend, and maintain the infrastructure that executes automated tests against the website and mobile app.
  • Design, develop, and maintain automated test applications with appropriate modern technologies. You will have the opportunity to shape our testing approach and philosophy.
  • As required, perform manual tests to fill in functional gaps not covered by the automation test suite.
  • Work with the engineering team to expand the scope of the automation framework to cover areas such as load, stress, performance, and security testing.
  • Work with the release management team to deliver releases.
  • Keep a learning mindset - look for opportunities to continuously improve yourself, our products, and the practices that we use to build and maintain our products.
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Our company is in the heart of downtown Austin overlooking the world-famous sixth street district and the Texas State Capitol building.

An Insider's view of Self Financial

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We are constantly growing and facing new challenges, but everyone works well together. Our company events are always fun and a good way to get to know each other better. We are a very tight-knit group, and I wouldn't have it any other way!


Customer Success Team Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about being at a company at this stage is being able to build data infrastructure and marketing programs from the ground up. I'm most excited to build out our entire retention marketing strategy to drive increased user engagement. We're utilizing a great growth automation system that allows us to do some really cool things.


Director of User Acquisition

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Self, I've had the opportunity to develop my skills in both our frontend and backend repos. I've also learned a lot about working together with stakeholders to create new features or resolve bugs. I definitely feel like a stronger engineer having worked on this team and learning so much from my colleagues about maintainable code.


Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Most financial institutions cast aside those considered low-to-moderate income. We help people with fundamental aspects of financial health – building credit, using it wisely and saving money. My goal is to continue building a company of highly talented and collaborative people driven by a mission of helping people achieve financial stability.


Chief Marketing Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a fast paced work environment, collaboration is key. It’s great to work with people who are willing to help each other out. If you have a question, it’s as easy as walking to their desk to ask!


Compliance Manager

What are Self Financial Perks + Benefits

Self Financial Benefits Overview

We're located in downtown Austin with a direct view of the Capitol! Being in the heart of the action creates an exciting place to grow the company and make a huge impact for our customers.

Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand Up
Open Door Policy
Team Owned Deliverables
Team Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Mean Gender pay Gap Below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Equity Incentive Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home full-time remote for specific positions.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees in specific positions free parking or a transportation stipend.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance to new employees.
Fitness Subsidies
We offer gym membership for employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Self offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training.
Promote from Within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education Stipend
Paid Industry Certifications
We offer paid industry certifications for specific positions at Self.
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