Software Engineer in Test (SDET) – Python – Banking

Kraken | Take your crypto to the next level with Kraken


As one of the largest and oldest Bitcoin exchanges in the world, Kraken is consistently named one of the best places to buy and sell crypto online, thanks to our excellent service, low fees, versatile funding options and rigorous security standards -- but this is only part of the story. We’ve been on the forefront of the blockchain revolution since 2011.


San Francisco, CA, USA


Job Description

About Kraken
As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide – our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.
At Kraken we provide people with the means to explore the world of cryptocurrency trading.  We are passionate about delivering the best possible user experience possible while maintaining our impeccable track record of security.  If you too enjoy bringing excellence to the table then we have a place for you at Kraken.
About the role:
We are looking for a highly experienced developer that will help us deliver a quality banking platform and experience to our clients. This will involve testing APIs, services, and databases deployed to Kubernetes on local and remote clusters. As a Banking SDET you will be writing behavioural integration tests to ensure features meet acceptance criteria, but you’ll also be responsible for breaking things. At Kraken we have a strong focus on security and failing safely and you will be critical to helping us ensure the safety and security of our clients funds. Your critical thinking and engagement will help us shape the future of our bank!


    • Deliver automated test cases in our Python Cucumber framework from feature stories and bug reports
    • Create highly reusable test steps that can be easily used by others to write test cases
    • Test failure scenarios, simulating databases, caches, or other services going down and ensure we fail safely and securely
    • Advocate for quality in all aspects of our product
    • Write tickets and reports bugs, then work directly with the engineering team to get them prioritised and fixed
    • Some limited manual testing to better understand new features and user journeys end-to-end
    • Review MRs, provide feedback, and engage in architectural discussions with your peers
    • Collaborate with other automation engineers across the Kraken family of products to cross-train and create a uniform look and feel to our testing infrastructure.


    • Passionate about the Kraken mission of accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency so that the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.
    • Experienced in Python or Rust
    • Experience in C++ or Go is a plus
    • Experienced in API testing
    • Experienced in BDD approach (Behave)
    • Experienced with the Atlassian family of products (Jira, Confluence)
    • Experience using Git
    • Direct QA Experience in either equities, banking or cryptocurrency exchanges is a big plus
    • Experienced in Docker / K8s tools is a plus
    • 5 years QA automation experience or equivalent industry experience
Location Tagging: #US #EU #LI-Remote #LI-MB1
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background.
As an equal opportunity employer we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.
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