Senior Software QA Engineer

Position

Kayak is looking for a bright, fun loving Senior Software QA Engineer to help ensure the overall quality of the Kayak product suite. The ideal candidate is a strong team player with great inter-personal 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

  • Design, develop and execute test plans for various features of the KAYAK Ads System.
  • Report and track issues found and help drive resolution.
  • Monitor log files to identify potential product issues.
  • Work with Support and Development to help analyze and reproduce internal and consumer-reported issues.
  • Work with engineering team to come up with new testing tools/techniques for better product test coverage.
  • Read and respond to consumer reported issues, identify possible product usability issues, and, working with the team, drive product change.

Skills/Experience

  • 7+ years of hands on Software Quality Assurance experience testing web-based applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of Internet/Web technologies such as web browsers, http, html, and xml.
  • Strong ability to navigate through log files using UNIX command line.
  • Working knowledge of relational database technology including hands on experience with creating and executing SQL queries.
  • Experience using source control and build/release tools.
  • Hands on experience with at least one automation tool.
  • 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.
  • Ability to make intelligent trade-offs, know when to escalate issues, and proactively identify risks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Hive and Hadoop is a plus.

What KAYAK can offer you

  • No stupid meetings
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • Generous 401(k) matching
  • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Gym with showers and laundry
  • Game room, drinks, coffee, snacks, etc. in the office

About KAYAK

KAYAK is the best way to find hotels, flights, and rental cars. We compare hundreds of travel sites at once.