Software Quality Assurance Engineer - (also available for Full Remote Working)

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.


At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

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* Please note that this is a full remote working position

lastminute.com is looking for QA Engineerwith certified experience for our Technology department. Quality Engineer's mission is to give our customers the smoothest end-to-end experience ever. Enabling Engineers and Business to release features quickly and reliably through testing, tooling and automation frameworks spreading the knowledge to overall the company. You will work closely with Dev Teams to provide solutions for test automation, regression, end-to-end and system test, and with DevOps and SREs to build and maintain testing infrastructures. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and developing  the automation test framework and test suite for our web-based software applications, mobile applications, APIs and communications paths at the component level as well as at the system level along with other QA team members
  • Actively participate in software engineering Sprints providing feedback for quality improvement at each step and ensure teams meeting acceptance criteria
  • Work with Engineers and Product Owners to identify steps to reproduce and update test suite when issues are reported in production
  • Improve release management infrastructure and processes  working side by side with engineers and product owners
  • Provide E2E testing suite and ensure  being able to catch bugs at an early stage in the development cycle

Qualifications

Essential

  • +3  years experience in Software Quality Testing and worked in Agile development model with object-oriented programming skills 
  • Experience as software engineer programming language like Java/Kotlin
  • Knowledge of Test Automation Patterns and tools (i.e Selenium, Cucumber, Jmeter, Gatling, Hoverfly)
  • Proven track record inability to work independently with minimal supervision from lead/manager
  • Proactively research and suggest new Quality Assurance products
  • Experience in extreme programming methodologies and microservices
  • Hands-on knowledge of AWS technologies, Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD and IaC

Desirable

  • Experience working with in product oriented companies with Product Owners and Engineers
  • Certifications in one of above described fields
  • Good understanding of hybrid cloud architecture
  • Experience working with Jira

Additional Information

Abilities/qualities 

  • Ability to communicate, write and synthesize information
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal     
  • Enthusiasm to learn new technologies
  • Self-starter: you attitude to take initiatives, bring new ideas and go extra mile are crucial for us

What we offer

  • Possibility to work in an international agile environment using eXtreme Programming practises
  • Dedicated time for personal growth
  • Bleeding edge technology stack (Java and Kotlin, Spring Boot, Docker, Kubernetes and more ...)
  • Continuous learning program with technical internal sessions
  • Access to online learning platforms like O’Reilly 
  • Possibility to join conferences around Europe for continuous improvement
  • Coding Dojo: a weekly training to learn and share coding techniques during office hours
  • LM-Talks: our very own knowledge sharing internal sessions

 

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning
  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company
  • Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices
  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events
  • Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can generally expect a hiring process similar to the following (note that depending on location and availability, the process may be slightly modified and can be completed in its entirety within 2-3 weeks).

  • Selected candidates receive the first feedback on their application from our recruitment team
  • HR interview: We will have a talk of production on technical aspects, experiences and analysis of possible personal scenarios
  • Technical interview: Candidates will have the opportunity to meet our technical leaders while doing a pair session with them using an exercise to evaluate skills. (consider the exercise as a day by day work and it is not important to close all the points of the exercise,  but it is important how you reason on it and how you execute it)
  • Interview follow-up: Candidates will receive feedback from our recruitment team

Do you want to know more about our technologies? You can see our technological stack here*.