Test Engineering Lead - Taxi

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Location: Fountain Street, Manchester

We're BookingGo, the ground transport division of Booking.com. We're the ones who empower people to get where they're going. Whether they're taking the wheel or sitting back and leaving it to the driver. Whether they're heading straight from A to B or enjoying the freedom to go wherever their journey takes them. 

To do that, we offer car hire to our customers through our Rentalcars.com brand and car hire, taxis and ticketed transfer services through Booking.com. We also have a B2B solution, Rentalcars Connect, providing great ground transportation options to the customers of our partners

With our HQ in Manchester, we're part of the worldwide Booking.com family. At the same time, we're proud of our own unique identity. Speaking 42 languages, our 2,000+ staff come from all over the world, just like our customers. What brings us together is our love of adventure: our own as well as other people's. It's easy to be passionate about a job that enriches so many lives on a daily basis, and our workplace reflects our passion, our diversity, our global focus. Just search "Manchester's coolest office" and see for yourself.

And we're in good company. Together with priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, and OpenTable, we're part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.

 We launched our Taxi team three years ago with the goal of becoming the best way to get to and from the airport. We are now rapidly expanding Taxi for booking.com customers and suppliers, as well as building additional new transport products to get our customers from A to B in the best way possible.

Engineering is a multi-skilled group of over 200 people responsible for providing the technology to enable the Rentalcars.com business.  It is a fast paced, dynamic, exciting and driven environment providing services on a 24x7 basis.  We provide all the touch points for our online customer experience through a market leading app, a great web site and all the software services and business systems to manage our customers and products. Our goal is to create a great customer experience across all platforms which help us deliver growth for our business. 

We have a great journey ahead and our vision is to radically change the working practices to realise our ambition of being a “World Class” engineering function and the “Technology Employer of Choice” in the Northwest and beyond.  Make no mistake we have a challenging journey ahead but we are committed to delivering a great customer experience across web, mobile, call centre and partner channels and this is where you could fit in.

Who you are

  • A coach and line-manager of a team of test engineers
  • A strong technical tester, skilled in both functional and non-functional testing, who likes to get involved in testing as well as inspiring others
  • Someone who evangelises testing across agile teams to push the boundaries on engineering brilliant solutions
  • You want to contribute to shaping our future
  • An expert in test processes and methodologies
  • You promote and implement industry best practice for both tech and process
  • Someone who prefers to automate tests wherever sensible to do so, and complements this with strong exploratory testing skills
  • You like using the right tool for the right job and you’re flexible about how to get the task done

Our responsibilities

  • To teach you about - and behave in accordance with - our core values:
    • Being Different
    • Getting It Done
    • Doing Stuff Together
    • Having Fun
    • Straight Talking
  • To give you everything you need to take your career in the direction you want
  • To set you up to contribute to BookingGo's mission in the best way you can


  • The ability to develop and support team members
  • An eagerness to learn new tools and skills
  • Understanding of agile ways of working
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Mentoring and teaching skills
  • Exploratory testing skills
  • Understanding of technical testing and good practices.

What you'll be doing

  • Line managing a team of Test Engineers working across several products
  • Exploring and evaluating features right through the development process, from inception to delivery (and beyond)
  • Mentoring developers and testers on good testing practices
  • Refining, creating and implementing the test strategy as appropriate for your teams
  • Advocating for testing and improving quality throughout the development process
  • Actively encouraging the use of more technical testing such as monitoring, automation, performance, and security
  • Learning new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and applying these to a variety of projects as applicable


  • Ownership of your work and a great technical challenge
  • A great new office to work in the heart of Manchester
  • Great facilities including subsidised canteen and Starbucks, free breakfast & fruit, cycle hub and break out spaces
  • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Great discounts on car rentals and other group benefits
  • Opportunity to shape the future of the team