Mobile QA Engineer


KAYAK is looking for a bright, fun loving Mobile QA Engineer to help ensure the overall quality of the KAYAK product suite, with a focus on Mobile products. 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 multi platform mobile applications, identifying and driving resolution of software quality issues with the mobile developers
  • 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.


  • Hands-on software quality assurance, testing/using mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) and web-based applications
  • Excellent knowledge of mobile and Internet/web technologies such as app platforms, web browsers, http, html, and xml
  • 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
  • Experience using source control and build/release tools
  • Understanding of problem isolation, writing test plans or test matrices, mobile QA testing methodologies, and debugging
  • Strong knowledge of Visual Studio and UNIX, Mac OS X, and Android development tools
  • 3 years experience in mobile software quality assurance or product development experience
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment, where frequent releases are the norm and additional production updates are always a possibility
  • Understanding of specific requirements of App Store, Google Play Store and Windows Phone Market
  • Hands-on experience with mobile based automation tools 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


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