Copper is a digital asset technology company dedicated to helping institutional investors safely acquire, trade, and store crypto assets

 
Built and led by Dmitry Tokarev, a software and financial engineering specialist, the firm provides a comprehensive suite of custody, trading and settlement solutions that reduce counterparty risk and bring greater capital and operational efficiency to digital asset markets. At the heart of Copper's offering is Multi-Party Computation (MPC) technology – the gold standard in secure custody. Copper’s multi-award winning custody system is unique in that it can be connected to centralised exchanges, DeFi applications and even staking pools without the assets leaving the custody.

Built on top of this state-of-the-art custody, ClearLoop™ is the first solution in the market that overcomes a growing industry challenge; counterparty risk with exchanges. This solution underpins a full prime services offering, connecting global exchanges and enabling customers to trade and settle directly from the safety of their MPC-secured wallets. By reducing settlement time for transfers to a few milliseconds (without blockchain network dependency) and offering enhanced security measures, ClearLoop™ is rapidly reshaping the way asset managers trade and manage capital.

In addition to industry-leading security certifications, Copper has one of the strongest insurance coverages in the industry from an A+ rated insurer, positioning the firm as the partner of choice for institutions seeking to safeguard their assets

The team

The QA team at Copper is essential to the progression of Copper’s products and is an integral part of the engineering team. The QA engineers explore Copper’s architecture, designs, and codebase in order to identify potential problems, designing and implementing solutions to guide our engineers, ensuring our software meets the highest standards. You will be coaching and leading the adoption of different testing techniques on the engineering team, contributing to the development of an autonomous teams that deliver high quality software.

 

The role

  • You will join as a part of the product development team, participating in every stage of product and feature development - from requirements, to build, to release, to iteration and support
  • Lead quality assurance process adoption within your team by coaching them
  • Act as a mentor and a role model for quality within the team
  • Review and ensure test processes are followed and features are properly tested following the testing pyramid
  • Working in a complex environment (e.g., trading / blockchain / DeFi ) and adapting well to changes

 

Your experience, skills and knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge of QA methodologies, processes and best practises for the testing of back-end microservices
  • Ability to drive forward and coach team on all areas of quality engineering
  • Strong technical knowledge with different approaches and phases of manual testing
  • Strong understanding of the test pyramid and the value of automated testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Expertise with the Shift Left approach
  • Understanding of the full development lifecycle
  • Basic knowledge of OOP fundamentals
  • Self-driven, analytical, problem-solving skills and a team player
  • Proactivity. Thinking out of the box and contributing to continuous improvements and anticipating potential issues.

Bonus points if you have

  • Experience working in financial services, fintech or on blockchain projects (cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, blockchain data processing, DeFi, Smart Contracts etc)

 

Benefits

  • Bi-annual bonus incentive
  • Employee Growth Share incentive
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holiday entitlement (plus one day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Private medical and dental care
  • Pension with matched contribution, up to 10% of salary
  • Home Working Energy Support Scheme
  • Monthly events such as game nights, quiz nights, cinema nights
  • An annual Copper Summit (This year was Lisbon!)
  • Breakfast and refreshments in the office

 

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