QA Engineer

KAYAK | Berlin

Reports to: Manager International QA

The Company:

KAYAK Software Corporation is a technology-driven company committed to making online travel better. Cofounders of Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz started KAYAK in 2004, and they didn’t just want to build another travel website – they wanted to take a better approach to finding travel online. Our websites (KAYAK.com, swoodoo.com and checkfelix.com) and mobile applications make it easy for people to 
research and compare accurate and relevant information from hundreds of other travel websites in one comprehensive, fast and intuitive display. Since our commercial launch in 2005, KAYAK has experienced significant growth in both revenues and profitability. We are constantly innovating, developing new tools and services that improve travel, both in big ways and small, and we expect to continue to grow aggressively over the next several years. We are headquartered in Stamford, CT and have approximately 300 employees located in our offices in Stamford, Concord (outside of Boston), Zurich, Munich, London and Berlin.


Working at KAYAK:

KAYAK offers an international and entrepreneurial work environment, where employees can and are expected to work independently, quickly take on responsibility and directly contribute to our growth and success. We are dedicated to building a team of highly talented individuals who will, as a team, help us to grow internationally.

The Position:

KAYAK is looking for a bright, fun loving QA Engineer to help ensure the overall quality of the KAYAK product suite, with a focus on our package tours product in international locales. The ideal candidate is a strong team player with great interpersonal skills, quality conscious, organized, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. If you like working in an exciting, fast paced, highly energized innovative environment – KAYAK is for you!

Responsibilities/Activities: 

  • The candidate is responsible for quality assurance of the package tours product across locales, identifying and driving resolution of software quality issues, in collaboration with localisation team
  • Designs, develops and executes test plans for various features of the KAYAK product suite
  • Reports and tracks issues found, works with developers in problem isolation, and helps drive resolution
  • Works with engineering team to develop new testing tools/techniques for better product test coverage
  • Reads and responds to consumer reported issues, identifying possible product usability issues, and, working with support and development, drives product change.

Skills/Experience:

Required

  • Hands-on software quality assurance experience, testing web-based applications
  • Excellent knowledge of Internet/web and mobile technologies such as web browsers, app platforms, http, html, and xml
  • Good understanding of usability and user experience on web and mobile applications
  • Understanding of problem isolation, writing test plans or test matrices, QA testing methodologies, and debugging
  • Ability to make intelligent trade-offs, know when to escalate issues, and proactively identify risks
  • Strong capacity for logical thinking, with the ability to dig deep into issues and find the root cause in a complex web offering
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment, where frequent releases are the norm and additional production updates are always a possibility
  • Good understanding of usability and user experience on web and mobile applications
  • Fluent English with excellent oral and written communication skills, other languages are a plus

Advantageous

  • Experience using source control and build/release tools
  • Experience with testing both open source and enterprise technologies
  • Hands-on experience with automation tools
  • Ability to travel for periodic meetings

Come join the team at KAYAK and help us build the best travel metasearch website in the world!

Find out more about working for KAYAK here or
apply directly to berlin-jobs@kayak.com.