Staff Quality Assurance Engineer - Trading Platform

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 170,000-180,000 Annually
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At Forge (NYSE: FRGE), we know our team is our greatest asset. As technology innovators in the private market, our vision is to deliver a richer future for everyone. We live that vision through our values of being bold, humble and accountable. We experience the value that our vision brings to the world every day, helping the teams behind the greatest innovations of our generation, from space travel to planet-saving, plant-based nutrition and more.

Our mission is to empower more people to exercise ownership in the world’s leading private companies via a world-class technology platform with access to the largest network of buyers and sellers in the world. With liquidity solutions, exclusive data and insights, a custody offering, and a vibrant marketplace, Forge’s goal is to build the best-in-class technology infrastructure to power a global private market that is transparent, accessible and seamless for companies, their employees and investors. Through Forge, employees can sell their private shares, employers can reward shareholders with pre-IPO liquidity and individual and institutional investors can participate in private unicorn growth.

Forge's differentiated global marketplace addresses rising demand among individual and institutional investors for exposure to private company stocks and it is building a growing network effect with defensible competitive advantages. The Forge marketplace has over 440,000 registered users and private shares have traded in more than 500 companies since inception, representing over $12 billion in volume across over 21,000+ transactions.

Our ability to offer these powerful financial solutions has generated incredible interest from investors, demand from customers, and a need to grow our team to meet the needs of more companies, teams and innovators in this way. You can learn more about Forge in the following video: “The private market future starts now”.

The Role:

The Staff Quality Engineer position at Forge entails leading the creation of comprehensive test strategies for complex projects, ensuring thorough coverage of customer use cases and driving early testing practices especially with large trading systems. The role involves prioritizing and implementing valuable automation tests, fostering collaboration among teams to enhance code quality, and swiftly acquiring domain knowledge. The Staff Quality Engineer's responsibilities contribute significantly to improving product quality, optimizing testing efficiency, and aligning with Forge's core values, ultimately delivering exceptional product experiences and reinforcing Forge's commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. 

This is a hybrid role. This role requires the candidate to be in our NYC office at least two days a week 


  • Develop comprehensive “bottom-up” test strategies and plans tailored for the trading team
  • Craft detailed test plans covering various customer use cases specific to our Trading platform, including functional, compliance, and legal aspects
  • Engage in projects from initiation to identify gaps in requirements and failure modes in the design, with a focus on trading functionalities
  • Act as a force multiplier to assist developers in shifting testing left, improve code quality, especially within the context of our Trading team
  • Automate tests based on value and priority, with a keen understanding of the unique challenges in trading platform environments
  • Collaborate closely with product, design, information security, and business teams to swiftly grasp domain knowledge related to the Trading team
  • Provide technical expertise in issue diagnosis and resolution offering workaround solutions or escalating as needed


  • 10+ years within software testing ideally with a focus on trading platforms
  • Proven experience in the fintech, trading, or financial services industry
  • Ability to lead quality testing initiatives and efforts for trading systems and applications 
  • Expertise in test automation on UI, API, or other domains, with a deep understanding of the unique challenges in trading environments 
  • Demonstrated experience enhancing existing Test Automation frameworks such as Cypress, Playwright, Selenium, etc. or similar tools 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant experience in related field in lieu of degree  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep exposure to E2E Automation, contract testing, API Automation 
  • Familiarity with CI/CD Pipelines  
  • Proven ability to provide mentorship and guidance to other quality engineers
  • Demonstrated track record of teamwork and successful deliveries  
  • Exposure working with high-growth, venture-backed startups

For residents of San Francisco/Bay Area, CA or New York, NY the annual salary range for this role is $170,000 - $180,000 + bonus & equity. Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, bonus, and other factors 

Forge implements a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which applies to all employees. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Forge. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses. Employees must provide truthful and accurate information about their COVID-19 vaccination status, and, if applicable, their testing results as of the first date of their employment.

Employees may request an exception from this mandatory vaccination policy if the vaccine is medically contraindicated for them or medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination. Employees also may be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, or if the provisions in this policy for vaccination conflict with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. All such requests will be handled in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Forge is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Forge participates in local volunteer activities such as the Pacific Beach Coalition, San Francisco Food Bank, and community gardens. Forge has also hosted fundraisers for Ukraine.
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