Junior Software Development Engineer in Test at Prove

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Reports to: Director of Quality Assurance

Help shape the future of how people experience the digital world. You'll be at the forefront of an exciting shift in how digital identity authentication allows companies and consumers to transact with trust in the digital world.

We’re actively looking to add exceptional people to our team who align with how we envision ourselves culturally and professionally. As a lens to how outsiders see Payfone, you will represent a team of people who love what they do and who they work with.


As a Junior Software Development Engineer in Test, you will utilize automated testing to ensure the quality and stability of Payfone’s suite of mobile identity certainty APIs. This position requires a well-rounded understanding of varioustesting disciplines, programming languages, open-source technologies, test automation, and manual testing.


As a member of the Quality Assurance team, the Junior Software Development Engineer in Test will:

  • Collaborate with the Scrum team and Product Owners to fully understand user stories, clarify acceptance criteria, and provide story points and task estimates.

  • Evaluate software applications from an end-user perspective to affirm the value of the features and functions that will be delivered.

  • Using multiple test tools and programming languages, create and execute detailed tests, focusing on user behaviors and attempting to break the software.

  • Identify, isolate, and replicate any potential quality issues, defects, and acceptance criteria non-compliance.

  • Coordinate with team members to determine root cause of defects.

  • Thoroughly document and track all defects, and verify fixes across various products, platforms, and releases.

  • Actively participate in software releases and assist Operations with Production system support.

  • Align with and support established software testing methodologies, the Scrum framework, and Agile principles.

  • Stay current with the latest advancements in software development, new and upcoming technologies, industry trends, and strive to continually improve personal technical and analytical skills.

  • Perform quality assurance and quality control functions while participating in all Scrum ceremonies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or a related discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience. All skills, abilities, and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Python/Ruby).

  • 1 to 3 years of software testing experience including creation, execution, and maintenance of automated test cases and suites.

  • Extensive experience with a variety of test tools such as Postman, Selenium, JMeter.

  • Extensive experience testing REST-ful APIs on a variety of mobile devices (iOS and Android).

  • Ability to read and comprehend log file outputs, debug console messages, and database errors.

  • Knowledge of software engineering practices for all aspects of the SDLC, including code reviews, continuous integration, automated testing, and release practicess.  

  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of products (JIRA, Confluence, HipChat) and the Microsoft suite of products (Windows 7, Windows 10, Office, Outlook).

  • Excellent active listening skills, strong communication skills, confident presentation demeanor, and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and maintain relationships. 

  • Enthusiastic investigative and problem-solving skills, including the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot 
    application issues.

  • Independent worker who can balance planned sprint work with ad-hoc requests from teammates.

A compensation package composed of a base salary and equity will be structured to attract a uniquely qualified candidate. Excellent health benefits are included. No sponsorship will be provided.

Payfone is the leading digital identity authentication network for the connected world. Our real-time, passive identity authentication solutions enable consumers and the world’s largest banks, insurers, brokerages and technology companies to thwart digital identity theft and transact with trust. Learn more at http://www.payfone.com and https://www.linkedin.com/company/payfone.

This position description should not be considered the final description of the position. It should be assumed that we would, to some extent, structure responsibilities in accordance with the successful candidate’s capabilities and changing business conditions.

Payfone is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other personal characteristics.

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We're in the heart of Downtown Denver. Our office is accessible via light rail and steps from various restaurants, cafes and the 16th Street Mall.

An Insider's view of Prove

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is great! Payfone's done a good job hiring people who really fit the company culture, so everyone gets along. It makes it easy to work hard when you know everyone else in the office is equally motivated and working to make the company more successful. Payfone also does a great job hosting events that get everyone together outside of work.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I'm constantly challenged to think outside the box. The complexity of our products creates an environment where the projects I'm working on require that I switch between several skills from documentation to data analysis and research. It couldn't get any better! I have a wider and deeper understanding of how a tech company operates.


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