Senior Automation Engineer


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 01/05/2021
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  • Company Address: 190 Page Mill Road Suite 101, Palo Alto, CA, 94306

About Carta

We’re on a mission to create more owners. By building the global ownership management platform, we’re changing how companies, investors, law firms, and employees manage equity.

Our team is focused on converging private and public markets and mapping and connecting the global ownership network. We all believe we are building a generational company, that will change how ownership and finance works.

Job Description

The Company You’ll Join

At Carta we create owners and make private markets liquid. 

We live in a world where some people live on the equity stack and enjoy exponential wealth growth and preferential tax treatment; others live on the debt stack and may work their entire lives for a company and retire only with the cash they’ve managed to save from their paychecks. Our contribution to solving the wealth inequality problem is moving people from the debt stack (payroll) to the equity stack. By making it as easy to issue equity to employees as it is to put them on payroll, we can create more owners. 

At Carta, we are helpful, transparent, fair, and kind. We are relentless executors, unconventional thinkers, and masters of our craft. 

To learn more, here is what one of our investors wrote about leading our Series F. 

The Team You’ll Work With

This role is on the Automation team within our Corporations Business Unit. We are the flagship product of Carta and we provide Equity Plan Management for Private and Public companies. Today, we manage upwards of 1 trillion of equity! 

We are a collaborative and passionate group of professionals that includes product managers, engineers, designers, customer support and sales. We’re united by a common mission to create more owners and simplify equity management. We place a high premium on experimentation and validated learning and we focus on being values and mission-driven, not didactic or prescriptive.

The Problems You’ll Solve 

Running discovery phase to kick off automated testing:

  • Clarify the scope for automation
  • Review end-to-end user scenarios
  • Design architecture of TAF based on Selenium + Javascript + Python
  • Setup test automation strategy

Implementation of maintainable and extensible TAF from scratch for Carta Web application

Implementing end-to-end automated tests for Carta Web

Supporting in-sprint automated testing, extending test automation coverage with regression tests

The Impact You’ll Have

This is a very high impact role, not just for Corporation BU but also for the whole company. Automation testing is one of the most important initiatives Corporations BU is getting behind. We have done a lot of good work to lay down some ground work so the person joining in this role can hit the ground running. The philosophy of always adding to a user’s experience and never taking away from it is at the core of the impact this role would have on our business. Quality as a whole is owned by the whole developer community within Corporations BU and the person in this role is going to be the champion for this spirit and keep everyone honest in their efforts to keep improving it at all times.

About You

You have 5 years of test automation experience with extensive knowledge and practical experience with Javascript/Python. You have designed and architected test automation solutions yourself giving you hands-on experience with creating TAF from scratch. You have experience integrating automated tests into CI/CD. You also preferably have advanced knowledge of Selenium WebDriver or any such framework. 

Good communication and demonstration skills would help tremendously in this role as this work spans across multiple teams and BUs. 

The Interview Process

Our team believes that interviews are a two-way process and we strive to make them enjoyable without any “gotchas.” The interview process starts with a call with a member of our warm, amazing recruiting team who will tell you more about the job and the company. Then, you’ll meet our VP of Engineering, Preeti who will walk you through the specifics of the position, the team structure, what we’re looking for, and of course, answer any questions you will have. This interview will last 30 minutes. Then, there’s a technical interview where you will meet with one of our engineers for 1 hour.  Finally, we will schedule you for another four to five meetings with other team members to discuss everything from coding and design to Carta’s culture to cross-team collaboration and what you can expect, and what is expected from you.

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