QA Engineer

The Position:

We are looking for a bright and motivated QA Engineer, to help ensure the overall quality of the KAYAK product suite, with a focus on our SEM (search engine marketing) landing pages. The ideal candidate is a strong team player with great interpersonal skills, quality conscious, organized, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be part of a small international QA team, working in an exciting, fast paced, highly energized innovative environment!

You will be responsible for:

  • Quality assurance of our web product across locales, identifying and driving resolution of software quality issues, in collaboration with SEM development and localisation teams
  • Designing, developing and executing test plans for various features of the KAYAK product suite
  • Reporting and tracking issues found, working with developers in problem isolation, and helping to drive resolution
  • Working with our engineering team to develop new testing tools/techniques for better product test coverage


  • You have hands-on software quality assurance experience, testing web-based applications
  • You have excellent knowledge of mobile and Internet/web technologies such as app platforms, web browsers, html, and xml
  • You have an understanding of relational database technology and ability to develop SQL queries
  • As a plus, you have working knowledge of one development language
  • You are able to make intelligent trade-offs, know when to escalate issues, and proactively identify risks
  • You have a strong capacity for logical thinking, with the ability to dig deep into issues and find the root cause in a complex web offering
  • You have an understanding of problem isolation, writing test plans or test matrices, QA testing methodologies, and debugging
  • You are able to work independently in a fast paced environment, where frequent releases are the norm and additional production updates are always a possibility
  • Any experience/knowledge of SEM/SEO is a bonus
  • Your English is fluent with excellent oral and written communication skills, other languages are a plus


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