Engineer in Test

Ellevest, NYC

Redefining Investing for Women

About This Position

Ellevest is seeking a Senior Engineer in Test to join our Engineering team. We are looking for a seasoned QA professional to help us as we scale to support our growing client base. This is a full time engineering role that has great potential to positively impact the operations of every department across the company. You will work with the Engineering, Product, and Customer Experience teams to diagnose issues in our application and verify outgoing fixes.


  • Develop and maintain automated test cases in Javascript, Python, Perl, Ruby or Bash to test our backend components. This includes API testing & financial data testing
  • Support our Customer Experience team by recreating and diagnosing issues reported by customers and team members
  • Perform exploratory testing to find new bugs in our backend financial components.


  • At least two years of professional experience testing applications in an agile setting.
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable test code in Javascript, Python, Perl, Ruby or Bash
  • Experience using JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, or another issue tracking software
  • A strong attention to detail, a natural curiosity, and patience in the face of hard-to-track-down bugs is imperative.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to write thorough, step-by-step bug reports that can be used by Customer Experience and Engineering.
  • Experience in testing mathematical, scientific or financial products is a plus.

About Ellevest

Ellevest is a transformative technology company created to help women achieve their financial potential. Ellevest helps women take control of their financial futures through investing, with a beautifully designed digital platform backed by an incredibly smart algorithm. Ellevest was co-founded by Wall Street veteran Sallie Krawcheck, chair of the Ellevate Network, previously CEO of Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, formerly CFO of Citi, and author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.” Ellevest has raised over $44MM from investors like Rethink Impact, Khosla Ventures, Morningstar, and Venus Williams.

Ellevest has flipped the traditional approach to investing with a real-life, goal-based approach. Clients select personal financial goals such as buying a home, starting a business, raising a family, and retiring well, among others. Ellevest is unique in taking into account women’s longer lifespans and different salary curves, combined with her  current financial picture, to construct highly customized investment portfolios for each of her goals. Ellevest’s unique algorithms are designed to get the client to her goal number or better in 70% of market scenarios, higher than traditional financial advisors.

Working at Ellevest

Ellevest is a leading tech company in New York City, with a thriving team across our engineering, product, marketing, client experience, investments, and operations organizations. We place a major emphasis on building a team and working environment where individuals can succeed professionally and personally. As a team member at Ellevest, you can expect to make a difference through your work, to have a direct impact on the achievement of a very meaningful mission, to significantly advance your career trajectory, and to have room for fun and fulfillment in your daily life. We know that achieving a mission as critical as ours requires incredible talent and teamwork, and team is the most important thing to us.

In 2017, CNBC listed Ellevest as one of their Top 25 Most Promising Startups on a path to becoming tomorrow’s household names. We are working every day to make that a reality, and create a brand and a service that fosters female financial independence.

Some Benefits of Working at Ellevest

  • Flexible Schedule
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Beautiful Office in Flatiron
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Parental leave policy
  • Retirement savings plan (401k)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value 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.

Note: Instead of a cover letter, we ask you to answer the three questions at the bottom of this application.

About Ellevest

Dream Big. Invest Smart.

We’re redefining investing for women, and you’re so invited. 

Want to learn more about Ellevest? Visit Ellevest's website.