Director, Quality Assurance & Test Automation

| Greater NYC Area
About YieldStreet

We’re working to change the way wealth is created.
And, we’ve been growing like crazy. Join us on this amazing journey.
YieldStreet connects investors to opportunities in alternative asset classes like real estate, litigation finance, marine finance and art finance. YieldStreet was created because our founders were frustrated by the lack of options regular investors had to participate in asset backed investment opportunities that also had low correlation to the stock market.
We believe top notch technology and data can help us build the world’s most robust alternative investment platform and create financial independence for all.
About the Role
YieldStreet has a large, complex and expanding technology platform, with a world class, global engineering team. Our Product and Technology organization is looking for a strong leader with a deep passion for software quality and hands-on experience in building and leading QA and automation teams. 
QA and Test automation is a vital portfolio at YieldStreet, given the complexity of our platform and architecture, the regulated nature of our products, and the distributed nature of our teams. The role reports directly to the CTO, and as a leader in the tech organization, we will trust you with ensuring the quality, robustness and scalability of the platform, and building a team that helps you do it. We build constantly, deploy frequently, and move fast while trying to break as little as possible. We need your help to minimize that breakage even more, while delivering even faster!

We need you to:
  • First and foremost, live and breathe software quality, and lose sleep over sub-par software products
  • Build, train and nurture a QA and automation team around you that shares this mindset
  • Define and build best-in-class processes, practices and toolchains to integrate testing through our entire software development and continuous delivery process
  • Collaborate closely with engineering leads, product managers and leadership to continuously improve the quality of our products and architect test harnesses for continuous testing
  • Identify areas of improvement in the platform and process and define remedial measures to fix them
  • Set benchmark metrics for software quality across the product organization and work with team leads to define a way to measure, meet and exceed them.

About you:You have at least 6-7 years of experience managing and scaling QA teams, and delivering quality consumer-facing products
  • You have an eye for finding talent, and an aptitude to be a mentor to the talent you find.
  • You have an uncanny ability to find innovative ways to break software, and map a way to not only fix the breakage but a way to ensure it never breaks that way again
  • You have the vision and experience to visualize a product at scale, and define a growth plan to meet that scale
  • You are a programmer, at heart and by training, and always looking to deploy your programming skills to automate the testing process to the fullest extent possible
  • You complement your programming skills with an eagle eye for manual testing, never satisfied with what appears at first, second or third glances
  • Anything less than 90% code coverage is simply not acceptable to you
  • You have the ability to clearly communicate product decisions and the rationale behind them, tailoring your verbal and written communications to your audience
  • You have excellent organizational skills and proven ability to lead through influence rather than direct authority
  • You have dealt with hands-on, a range of testing and automation tools, such as Selenium, Blazemeter, Runscope, Appium, BrowserStack, Jenkins/CircleCI, Email on Acid, etc.
Extra brownie points for specific experience with:
  • Financial services or products
  • Infrastructure and DevOps
  • API testing (e.g. Runscope)
  • Working with databases and shells

Benefits
We offer an attractive market salary, stock option plan, health & dental benefits, life insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and holidays - and that’s before you even step in the office!
This is an opportunity to work with a group of diverse, smart, and friendly people from 8 different countries who speak a total of 17 different languages. Our team is comprised of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $1B, and we get social with each other during happy hours in our work hard/play hard culture. Make sure you get to know Diver the fish, and help yourself to a variety of top tier scotch and whiskies at the company bar.
We’re located in a beautiful new office in Midtown, our building is close to most major subway lines.

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Location

597 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

An Insider's view of YieldStreet

What are some social events your company does?

My favorite part of YieldStreet is our camaraderie. It’s refreshing to be part of a team that likes spending time together vs bolting for the door as soon as the clock strikes 5. We do group workouts, host guest speakers, do team outings, and go for dinners at popular spots like Vandal, Lavo and Nobu.

Meg

Chief of Staff

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate across functional differences (your normal departmental divisions) and geographic distances. We not only share documentation about features and strategy, but also about the best spots to grab a bite, a drink, or to catch a show! YieldStreet folks look out for each other, so our teams in Brazil, Argentina, Malta have followed suit.

Charlie

Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously in the year and a half at YieldStreet. I started as the only Product Manager on the team, and as we've scaled, I have had the opportunity to grow the product team to six people. I was recently promoted to Director and now have a wide-ranging set of responsibilities and the capability to impact company strategy.

Glenna

Director of Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Technology is the great enabler for YieldStreet's core mission to democratize access to alternative investment products for all investors. This resonates very strongly with the product/tech group, both as the team that builds the software to make this mission a reality, and as current and potential users of the very software we build.

Hrishi

CTO

How does your team reward individual success?

I knew code wasn’t the only place I could contribute. Within a year I was involved on projects across 4 teams, was promoted to senior engineer, and now lead the mobile dev team. Last quarter I received our coveted Impala award, exemplifying that quarter’s mission: focus and blitz. My worst day at YS has been better than my best at any other job.

David

Senior Software Engineer

What are YieldStreet Perks + Benefits

YieldStreet Benefits Overview

We offer competitive compensation, stock options, robust healthcare benefits, 401(k) match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, free catered lunch, and other benefits that put your health and well being first such as a meditation app membership and healthcare concierge services paid for by the company!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first 4 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
YieldStreet pays for fitness classes that we attend together as a team.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
For example, New York Times best selling author, Alexa von Tobel recently held a lunch & learn about her new book "Financially Forward". All of our employees received a free copy of her book
Cross functional training encouraged
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