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Tala // financial services for underserved consumers
Engineering, Full Time    Bengaluru    Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Were looking for a Senior QA Automation Engineer/SDET who has a passion for testing & quality assurance. You will help plan, estimate, coordinate, & automate testing activities for our financial platform that is serving millions of users across the world. You will also work with product managers, developers, & customer service agents to ensure that quality issues & defects are appropriately identified, documented, tracked, & resolved. The role is based in Bengaluru office & you will be reporting to the QA Manager.


  • Contribute to the development & growth of automation test coverage for the entire backend architecture
  • In collaboration with QA Architect contribute to building, expanding & maintenance of our automation frameworks & tests suites
  • Create detailed, comprehensive & well-structured test plans & test cases
  • Design, develop, & execute automated test harnesses around Backend APIs
  • Write scripts & perform load tests against Backend servers
  • Actively participate in code reviews conducted by the developers
  • Perform thorough regression/smoke tests before code deployments
  • Actively monitor post-release metrics to identify any defects that may have slipped through the cracks
  • Contribute to continuous integration & continuous deployment
  • Work with customer service, product, & development teams to identify & track bugs
  • Review requirements specifications & provide timely & meaningful feedback


  • Experience - Bachelors degree in computer science, or related field, Around 5-9 years of experience as software engineer, software automation engineer, technical quality engineer, or related field
  • Detailed oriented - keen eye for details ranging from copy to pixels. Ability to communicate those details to others & translate to specs
  • Team player - enjoy working closely with engineers, product managers, & cross-functional teams
  • Initiative - highly motivated & self-disciplined. You can work independently & be productive
  • Startup ready - Excellent ability to prioritize & communication in a fast pace environment

Preferred Skills & Requirements:

  • Experience working in Agile development process (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban)
  • Experience building test automation (Java/Groovy/Kotlin/Python, Spock/Cucumber, Jenkins, Shell Scripting, Linux, Mac OS)
  • Java/Groovy - 2+ years writing production Java/Groovy code
  • Spring framework: Experience in designing webservices in Spring framework
  • Computer Science degree
  • Experience working closely with remote team members in different timezones

We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation & were proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds & experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Tala:

Tala is the leading mobile technology & data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. Millions of people have borrowed through Tala's smartphone app, which provides instant, personalized credit to underserved customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, & Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture & impact investors including PayPal, Revolution Growth, IVP, & Lowercase Capital. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Dar Es Salaam, Mexico City, & Bangalore.

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