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Senior QA Engineer – London (Temporarily remote working)

Employer
The Culture Trip
Location
London (Temporarily remote working)
Salary
Depending on Experience
Closing date
17 Feb 2021

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Sector
Financial & Support jobs, Senior Management (Admin), Site Administrator, IT
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Senior QA Engineer – London (Temporarily remote working) (copy)

Culture Trip is the trusted shortcut to booking travel that’s good, and makes you feel good. In one single platform, our customers can discover and book spot-on stays and experiences, hand-picked by a global community of travel experts and local insiders. In 2011, Culture Trip was created to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special, unique and meaningful. Fast-forward to 2021, and Culture Trip has become the essential travel companion, having evolved into a global travel e-commerce brand with content at its heart. This is a unique proposition in a market dominated by the more utilitarian online travel agencies (OTAs), user-generated content (UGC) and price-comparison sites.

Culture Trip is different, because, for a decade now, its global community of travel experts and local insiders have hand-picked the world’s best bits to share travel stories and unbiased recommendations, together with curated collections of places to stay, hotels, things to do and experiences that can be booked online.

Culture Trip inspires people and enables them to turn this inspiration into reality, all in one place.

We are a diverse team comprising travel experts, engineers, creators, data scientists, marketeers, media specialists and more, across offices in London, NYC, and Tel Aviv. In addition, we work with a global network of hundreds of freelance content creators who share their insider knowledge and insights on the places they know well.

Every month, Culture Trip attracts millions of visitors to its site; app downloads have leapt to almost 3 million; social followers have increased to more than 8 million, and our videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Since 2019, we have won more than 30 awards for our inspirational content, and our work for brand partners and commercial clients.

Founded in 2011 and after four years evolving the concept, Culture Trip secured seed funding of $2 million in 2015, Series A funding of $20 million in 2016, a funding injection of $80 million in 2018 and, in August 2020, we secured additional funding to drive further growth.

The primary mission of the Senior QA Automation Engineer will be to support the team in delivering high-quality software in a timely and cost-effective manner. You will be responsible for all the quality standards across your cross-functional team\s and will support the tests being written by the engineers. You will be required to be hands-on in writing automated tests, enabling continuous delivery. You will also be responsible to drive the team for the non-functional aspects of features such as performance, security, etc. You should be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to think outside the box and take initiative. Above all, you should be a self-learner, passionate and dedicated to building a solid engineering culture.

Responsibilities

  • Strong collaboration skills with all team members (technical and non-technical).
  • You must ensure that requirements are met for all aspects of the testing process.
  • Write and review automation tests
  • Maintain high-standard automation tests which provide fast feedback.
  • Promote and support the implementation of agile methodologies
  • Work with QA members across the team for building collaboration and efficiency

Required

  • Previous experience working in a B2C or Product oriented company
  • Experience working with various testing frameworks, such as Cypress and Selenium
  • Proficiency in JavaScript and TypeScript. Able to comfortably read developers code, and contribute to the code review process
  • Experience in testing applications at the user interface and API layer
  • Experience in creating test plans
  • Experience in test-driven development principles
  • Ability to take ownership of the automation effort and learn new technologies

Preferred

  • Experience in performance testing web and native mobile apps
  • Working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience writing tests in Java and Appium
  • What's in it for you?

We believe what we do is unique in the industry and working alongside passionate colleagues on exciting projects will help us deliver against our important mission. We are a startup on a journey and when joining us, you really can make a difference.

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time.

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Where possible, our offices are still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there.

Work-life balance, work hours & time off

  • 25 days holiday in addition to all public holidays
  • You get a bonus day off on your birthday so you can spend all day eating cake Flexible hours - if you’re an early riser or a night owl worry not, you can choose your start and finish time as long as you work around the core hours

Pension, healthcare & wellbeing

  • Pension scheme - we will contribute 4% and you will contribute a minimum of 4% Optional Private Health Insurance (after 3 months employment)
  • Family friendly policies
  • Employee assistance programme - a free employee wellbeing service
  • Cycle to work scheme - an amazing scheme that saves you income tax and NI contributions from the bike’s retail price
  • 50% off Pure Gym annual membership

 Professional & personal development (and team fun!)

  • Unlimited access to Udemy for Business - an online learning platform
  • Volunteering Days - each Culture Trip employee gets 2 charity days a year to dedicate their time to a good cause of their choice

Virtual social events such as beer tasting and bingo

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time.

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Our office is still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there.

And when we’re back in the office, there’s also these lovely perks

  • Working from home - need to do some thinking or get away from distractions? You can get out of the office to work almost from anywhere. You are encouraged to do this once a week
  • Dogs in the workplace
  • Department Socials - Get to know your wider department with Culture Trip funded socials every quarter.
  • Teams also organise their own team-building lunches, dinners, breakfasts or other socials
  • Company Wide Parties & Events
  • Snacks - Get in your five a day, we provide fresh fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee in the office
  • Friday treats - Every Friday we take turns to host themed Friday treats. From Italian food to national cake day get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled
  • Dress down everyday (or up if that’s your thing!)

Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.

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