Senior QA Engineer: Fast Growth Cryptocurrency Startup

San Diego, CA 92121 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/23/18 Job ID: 18060702-P Industry or Function: Software Compensation: $90,000 to $ 135,000 DOE

JOB #: 18060702-P


Well-Funded Tech Startup developing a cutting edge cryptocurrency platform is hiring a Senior QA Engineer to work closely with their engineering team in an Agile environment. If you are interested in a Lead QA Role, there is growth potential on the team, as well as an immediate need for someone who is able to set up the testing environment as well as execute the tests.

As a Senior QA Engineer, you will contribute to the development and execution of exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality. Depending on your strengths, this may involve designing and implementing tests, debugging and defining corrective actions, reviewing system requirements and tracking quality assurance metrics, etc...

• You’ll be an early hire to a well-funded and rapidly growing startup in a booming field!
• You’ll have an opportunity to work with an energetic, passionate, and knowledgeable team with previous experience building and successfully exiting an enterprise SaaS startup in another financial services vertical.
• You’ll make an outsized impact on cutting edge systems, while becoming a better QA engineer and technologist.
• You’ll acquire valuable knowledge and experience in distributed ledger technology and the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

They have a transparent and engaged Executive Team, comprised of experienced tech entrepreneurs and recognized distributed ledger technology industry experts. You’ll join as one of their early hires to a rapidly growing team and will be able to make a huge impact on their platform.

To apply, send your resume for confidential review to Kanani Masterson ( This is a fulltime position based in Denver, CO. Candidates must be able to work for U.S. based employers.

Salary Range:
• $90,000 to $ 135,000 DOE

• Pre-IPO equity
• Health Insurance
• Dental, Vision, LTD coverage
• Flexible work environment with some telecommuting as needed

Job Requirements:

• Must have over 4 years of professional QA engineering experience - designing, implementing and conducting tests Knowledge of QA methodologies, tools, and processes
• Experience reviewing quality specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
• Experience creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
• Experience estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating quality testing activities
• Experience designing and implementing automated testing in cloud environments
• Experience tracking quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
• Flexibility as a technologist to pitch in where needed
• Strong practical streak with the ability to do more with less in a growing startup
• PREFERRED/PLUS: Experience with or interest in crypto, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology
• PREFERRED/PLUS: Experience or interest in leveraging AWS and infrastructure as code
• PREFERRED/PLUS: Prior development experience in Python

Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related highly preferred. Master’s degree a plus.


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Kanani Masterson

I joined the TriStaff Group in January 1999 as a Technical Recruiter, and am now Director of Recruiting for our Technology, Marketing, and Executive Search Division. My regional focus is the Greater San Diego Area and Southern California. I work with large public companies as well as funded, fast-growth startups, and am passionate about keeping up with whatever disruptive new advances are happening in the technology space. To date, I've placed over 940 candidates, and produced over $8.5M in placement fees, and most importantly I love helping people and companies thrive and grow... I'm lucky to love what I do! Areas of Specialty: SaaS, enterprise software, security, machine learning, robotics, online advertising, social media, mobile apps, telecommunications, cloud computing, medical devices, consumer electronics, big data/analytics, clean tech; Positions: Software Engineers, Web Developers, Firmware Engineers, Solutions Architects, Network/Systems Engineers, Systems Engineers, Systems Administrators, Product Managers, C-Level positions (COO, CMO, CTO, CFO, CIO, CRO, CEO, etc.), Supply Chain, Operations, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Business Development & Sales, and Finance. I'm a native San Diegan (I grew up in Solana Beach, CA) and attended La Jolla Country Day School from 6th grade through high school graduation. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) as a Dean’s Scholar and Golden State Scholar, and graduated BA Degree in Creative Writing & Poetry. I also have one spunky young daughter and a fantastic husband.
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