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Python API Test Engineer

  • Modified:

    February 26, 2019

  • Compensation:

    $100K-120K DOE

  • City, State:

    Mclean, Virginia

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Python API Test Engineer

Mclean, VA based cyber security SaaS product start-up seeks candidates for a Python API Test Engineer to join as the first full time QA on the engineering team working with the new Director of QA to design and implement a test strategy. The mission of the company is to improve and sustain cyber security efficiency. This product provides protection for layered cybersecurity protocols, intellectual property, financial integrity, critical infrastructure, and customer data. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a startup environment and designing then implementing custom test automation frameworks for UI testing from scratch. The platform being tested has a JavaScript/React front end, with Python and Ruby on the back end, so experience testing in a similar technical environment would be a huge plus.

This position a great opportunity to learn new technology while working on new development from scratch, and the office culture provides a family-like work environment of passionate technologists. The product itself is industry changing, and the company is just beginning to scale up so it’s a very exciting time to join.


Requirement Skills & Experience:

  • Strong Python scripting experience
  • prior experience designing and implementing test automation frameworks for API testing
  • unit testing, pytest
  • AWS, CI/CD


Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Ruby, JavaScript
  • RSpec, Ghost Inspector
  • Ansible, Puppet, Chef
  • Agile Development process
  • Performance testing
  • Creative capabilities
  • Admiration of privacy and security
  • Self-motivated
  • Student like mindset
  • Computer Science degree or related


What you will be doing:

Tech Breakdown:

  • 20% front end test automation
  • 50% API Test Automation
  • 30% manual or back-end testing

Role Breakdown:

  • 80% Hands on test design and development
  • 20% Team collaboration (will increase as team grows)


The Offer

  • Competitive salary up to $110k plus bonus and equity potential

Your benefits will include:

  • Comprehensive medical benefits with vision and dental
  • 401(k) + matching
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Learn and develop new programming skills
  • Opportunity to gain leadership experience with junior developers
  • Opportunities for some work from home


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.

Jobspring Partners, part of the Motion Recruitment network, provides IT Staffing Solutions (Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct Hire) in major North American markets. Our unique expertise in today’s highest demand tech skill sets, paired with our deep networks and knowledge of our local technology markets, results in an exemplary track record with candidates and clients.

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