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Real estate mobile platform: high-yield cash account, property management, investing

QA Automation Lead

$60k – $140k • 0.01% – 0.1%
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About Tellus
Tellus is a FinTech startup democratizing real estate with a mobile platform for savers, investors, and landlords. Based in Palo Alto, California within walking distance to Stanford and backed by renowned angel investors, we make the real estate ecosystem accessible to everyone by providing state of the art property management tools, lucrative real estate investment opportunities, and high yield cash accounts backed by real estate. As we tackle a market worth $2 trillion, we’re looking to expand our team with ambitious problem solvers ready to take their career to the next level and be an instrumental part of our story.

  • Ruby-on-Rails backend serving the mobile API and a customer support/operations line of business application
  • iOS (Obj-C and Swift) and Android (Kotlin) mobile applications
  • fully remote engineering team
  • colocated offshore QA and UI/graphical design teams

The Opportunity
QA Automation Lead

  • automating currently run tests as a functional test suite
  • developing/documenting software test plans
  • setting up manual testing as necessary to support operational requirements
  • working within a cross functional team consisting of product design, development, testing and customer support to identify acceptance criteria and risk mitigation strategies of new application features
  • developing and selling a business case on the balance between speed, rigour and dependability in the QA organisation
  • developing and selling the engineering case for the need and benefit of a particular testing strategy

What we are looking for
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Integrity in action
Growth oriented. Able and willing to coach and teach to build a scalable team
Adaptability. Willing to assume roles to further our cause as a company
Makes an impact on the business and organization beyond his/her immediate team
Strives for continuous improvement and development. Never settles and looks for the next challenge or next step to grow and expand
Thrives under uncertainty and ambiguity. Persistent and motivated under pressure


  • test planning - identifying risks, mitigation planning, setting acceptance criteria)
  • test automation
  • acceptance testing
  • exploratory testing
  • fuzz testing

*A day in this role *

  • review test results from the previous day and review/realign prioritisation of work
  • meet with team to discuss and align priorities
  • work with engineering to develop automated acceptance tests for work in progress
  • cross train with development team to add automated tests to the regression, unit, integration and functional test harnesses
  • meet with the business to flesh out kpis and map them to deliverables
  • review the design ideas/requirements documentation to identify testing deliverables in the context of proposed/upcoming work
  • set the next day's strategy/focus for manual testing to line up with the work being completed by the development organisation that day

Autonomy to implement and execute your ideas
Unlimited growth with a forward-thinking company
Relaxed work environment without micromanagement
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Competitive salary + equity

Other Qualifications
Experience building security programs in highly regulated industries
Company is a startup - The ability to wear multiple hats is critical
Reg SCI familiarity
ISO 21007 experience
Strong communication skills
Highly organized, ability to multitask
Passion for FinTech / WealthTech / PropTech

San Francisco Bay AreaRemote
Hires remotely
Job type
Visa sponsorship
2+ years
Hiring contact

Jeromee Johnson

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Tellus at a glance

Real estate mobile platform: high-yield cash account, property management, investing

Tellus focuses on Mobile, Real Estate, Financial Services, Finance Technology, and Real Estate Investors. Their company has offices in San Francisco Bay Area. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://tellusapp.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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