HYBRID Software Development Engineer in Test - Python, API, Backend

Chicago, Illinois

Open to Remote

Full Time

$120k - $220k

Motion is working with one of the world's largest financial trading firms to find an SDET! They are looking for a candidate who is strong with Python automation, backend testing, and is willing to come into the downtown Chicago office 2-3 days a week. Sound like a fit? Apply today!

Required Skills & Experience
  • 3+ years of Python programming experience
  • 3+ years of automation testing experience
  • Previous experience working with trading systems and exposure to working with equities/options/futures is a plus
  • Previous experience using testing frameworks for unit testing
  • Strong analytical skills, detail orientation and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid understanding of software development and testing
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a fast-paced environment
What You Will Be Doing
  • Gain strong understanding of trading system functionality and capabilities provided via API (market pricing, trading operational functions, access to related trade data, etc.) and work with Python-based test framework to develop automation test sets needed for these functions
  • Create tests for measuring throughput and latency
  • Implement tests into a continuous integration system and provide quick feedback regarding changes that will affect the state of development
  • Troubleshoot issues and bugs discovered in testing to help determine root cause
  • Work with developers to determine testing coverage needs, resolve bugs and provide feedback on functionality
  • Work with application support teams and users of API interfaces to address questions on usage, configuration and implementation, and to help resolve production issues
  • Assist with technical documentation regarding API interfaces
The Offer
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401(k) 
  • Bonus

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

Posted by: Hailey Rednour