Quality Assurance Lead - Automation Specialist

Technology – Engineering /
CDI - Permanent /
Kaiko offers its clients trusted digital asset market information, empowering businesses with actionable, reliable data. Our data products can be used to inform trading strategies, meet compliance requirements, or assist regulators in market surveillance. Founded in 2014, Kaiko is a global fintech company with offices in NYC, London, Paris, and Singapore.

What We Do 

Kaiko provides financial data products and solutions, across four main pillars:
Market Data: We gather, organize, and distribute market data from over 100 cryptocurrency trading platforms to give our clients a comprehensive view of the  centralized digital assets market.
DeFi and Blockchain: We operate blockchain infrastructure to collect, process, and distribute detailed market data directly from DeFi protocols giving our clients  a comprehensive view of the DeFi market.
Analytics: Our analytics products build on our Market Data and DeFi and Blockchain data products to offer additional analysis for risk assessment, accurate pricing, or market condition evaluations.
Rates and Indices: Trusted benchmark rates and indices for financial professionals and product issuers, compliant under EU BMR regulation.

We take pride in the flexibility of our delivery methods, enabling us to offer Kaiko's products globally on all networks and infrastructures. Whether our clients require public APIs, private or on-premises networks, private or hybrid cloud setups, or blockchain-native solutions with Kaiko oracles, we have them covered. Our goal is to provide clients with seamless access to the insights they need to succeed in the digital asset market.
Kaiko’s Research publications are read by thousands of industry professionals and cited in the world’s leading media organizations. We provide original insights and in-depth analysis on crypto markets using Kaiko’s data and products.

Who We Are 
We’re a team of 80 (and growing) passionate individuals with a deep interest in building data solutions and supporting the growth of the digital finance economy.  We’re proud of Kaiko’s talented team and are committed to our international representation and diversity. Our people and their values are the foundation of our continued success.

The Quality Assurance Engineer - Test Automation Specialist will report to the CTO. If you're interested in pursuing a career in the world of digital assets, then come and join our team where you’ll be responsible for raising the bar for quality in our Product engineering teams, working closely with engineers, SRE and Product managers to make our requirements testable, and find the best ways to test them:

Missions & Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage a team of QA professionals.
    • Provide guidance, mentorship, and training to QA team members.
    • Foster a culture of quality and continuous improvement within the QA team.
    • Act as a subject matter expert in quality assurance and test automation, providing guidance and support to project teams and engineering staff.
    • Work primarily with one product squad in our Product Engineering structure.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand project requirements, identify testing needs, and design effective test strategies.
    • Mentor and coach engineers on test automation best practices, tools, and frameworks, with a focus on leveraging the Go language for testing.
    • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of automated tests using test automation frameworks.
    • Work closely with Product team members to drive test-first thinking into requirementsHelp the teams to conduct thorough regression testing to identify and resolve any potential issues or defects before product release.
    • Advise and assist in load testing and security testing efforts to ensure optimal system performance and integrity
    • .Work closely with developers to identify and resolve defects and continuously improve the testing process.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to provide clear and concise documentation of test plans, test cases, and test results.
    • Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing testing methodologies and strategies, incorporating Go-based solutions.
    • Keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends and emerging technologies in quality assurance, test automation, and language best practices.

About You:

    • Must have:
    • Extensive experience as a Quality Assurance Engineer or Software Developer in Test, with a strong focus on test automation and coaching/mentoring engineers.
    • Proven expertise in using test automation frameworks 
    • Strong coding skills, with an emphasis on writing clean and efficient code for test automation.
    • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies and experience working in Agile teams.
    • Coaching and mentoring skills, with a passion for helping engineers grow and succeed.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.
    • Good communication skills, with fluency in English. Knowledge of French is a plus

    • Nice to have:
    • Experience in the financial industry, cryptocurrency, or low-latency trading will be highly valued.
    • Knowledge of load testing tools and security testing tools and techniques.
    • Experience of developing in the Go programming language
Location: Paris (hybrid)
Type of contract: CDI

What we offer 
25 paid holidays & RTTs
The hardware of your choice
Great health insurance (Alan)
Meal vouchers
Contribution to your monthly gym subscription
Contribution to daily commuting
Multiple team events (annual retreat, casual drinks, etc.)
An entrepreneurial environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibilities Staff surprises!

Talent Acquisition Process
●   Interview with the Talent Acquisition team (30 min)    
●   Call with the Hiring Manager (60 min)    
●   Cross team interviews with 2-3 team members (60 min)    
●   Offer, reference check

Diversity & Inclusion
At Kaiko, we believe in the diversity of thought because we appreciate that this makes us stronger.  Therefore, we encourage applications from everyone who can offer their unique experience to our collective achievements.