Senior Test Automation Engineer (Python)

Flow Traders is looking for a Senior Test Automation Engineer (Python) to join our growing QA team in Amsterdam. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit!

You will closely cooperate with Developers, Product Owners and Program Managers to implement test strategy that meets the needs of the organization. Next to that you will be involved in the automation of the tests and their integration in CI/CD pipeline.  You will enjoy working on business critical projects and observe how results of your work boost company’s performance.

Test Automation Engineer are embedded into product teams. Such teams are responsible for a set of applications and work in a tight collaboration with business owners. QA members support their team with functional and performance testing, automation and integration into CI and manage test environment. Product teams follow agile practices, tailored to the problem area and preferred team approach.


What You Will Do

  • Work closely with the development and IT operations teams to understand the company's application landscape
  • Cooperate with the end users (traders/compliance/risk) to gain deep knowledge of the business side and apply it in the designs of the tests
  • Define all necessary test activities for the project and execute those
  • Maintain and improve the test environment to mimic production as closely as possible
  • Continuously look for improvements of the company's quality assurance processes


A Day in the Life

We start our day with a product team stand up meeting, this is an opportunity to catch up on the progress, raise problems and discuss plans for the day.  After the stand up, you get to focus on your tasks - execute tests for the upcoming release/ write tests for the new functionality/ integrate your tests into CI / set up test environment/ discuss requirements with business/ investigate production issues.

At lunchtime, you join your colleagues in the lounge and enjoy a company provided fresh meal. During the day, if there are no pressing issues or you feel that you need a break; you can unwind at the pool table, play table tennis or do a workout in the gym. After the day is done you can join your colleagues to celebrate a successful release or just to socialize at our bar.​


What You Need To Succeed

  • Working knowledge of QA in SDLC
  • Excellent knowledge of Python
  • Experience in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Knowledge of networking is a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Recruitment Process

  1. Submit your application
  2. Technical assessment
  3. Motivational Interview 
  4. Technical Interview (s)
  5. Final Cultural Fit Interview


What We Offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary profit share and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Our own company boat
  • In-house gym and sessions with our nutritionist or personal trainer
  • In-house Bar and Lounge with an arcade, table tennis, billiards table and game consoles
  • Daily catered lunch, amazing coffee and a fully stocked kitchen and snack bar
  • Weekly chair massages
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year, such as the Year End Party
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!



Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.