Senior Test Engineer

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Location: Fountain Street, Manchester

Rentalcars.com is part of the third largest e-commerce company in the world (Amazon and Alibaba are bigger) and we are the world’s largest car hire booking service, arranging over 6 million rentals a year in 42,000 locations in 167 countries across 40 languages.  Our mission is “Helping people experience the world” and our business and market sector is growing rapidly.

Information Systems Engineering (ISE) and Front End Engineering (FE) are a multi-skilled group of over 150 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.  The FE team provide all the touch points for our online customer experience through a market leading app and a great web site.   The ISE team provide 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.

Where we are going

  • Cross functional agile teams who own their products and operate in a DevOps environment
  • Revolutionise our online customer experience through a great web site and mobile app
  • Data driven decisions using Kibana, Hadoop, monitoring, Big Data, MI and MVT testing
  • A full continuous delivery pipeline using Bamboo, Git and Artifactory
  • Automation of tests, deployments and repeatable tasks
  • Continuous improvement, keeping it simple and developing the team
  • Great engineering practices with a focus on TDD and BDD principles and a strong focus on non-functional requirements at the beginning rather than an afterthought
  • Decoupled service orientated architecture with resilience and availability built in
  • A world class service delivery function

Skills we are looking for

We are looking for a superb and enthusiastic Senior Test Engineer who will push the boundaries on engineering brilliant solutions and contribute to shaping our new future.  We expect you to have a love and passion for testing, new technology and have a solid understanding of testing web based solutions.  We also expect you to take the lead where required.

  • Highly proficient in testing software with an eye for detail
  • Detailed knowledge of test processes and methodologies
  • Strong understanding of test automation frameworks and tools, such as Selenium or Appium
  • Highly proficient in testing of web based solutions including web services or Mobile Apps
  • Good working knowledge of test processes and methodologies
  • Knowledge of code quality and performance analysis tools
  • Ability to create clear, concise and readable manual test scripts both automated and manual
  • Able to ensure cross-browser (web) or cross-device (Mobile App) compliance

Other beneficial skills

  • Understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Agile
  • Ability to pair with developers to implement Acceptance Tests
  • Good knowledge of testing web services
  • ISTQB qualifications

What we offer in return

  • 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
  • An exciting and dynamic place to work
  • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Great discounts on car rentals and other group benefits
  • Opportunity to shape the future of the team
  • Software development kit that works

Key Responsibilities

  • Take the lead on testing for design and development of work
  • Lead and coach other Engineers where required
  • Work embedded within an Agile teams
  • Use the appropriate range of test methods and tools to ensure a robust and high quality solution is delivered
  • Champion quality of our products
  • Advise engineers and others in the team on what to test including edge cases
  • Push the boundaries on test automation, exploratory testing and best practice in the team
  • Work with the team to create acceptance criteria by analysing features and requirements
  • Analyse quality and continually assess risk to ensure that high quality solutions are delivered
  • Sense of ownership and the quality of the solutions you produce
  • Adhere to the defaults principles for Architecture, quality and non-functional requirements
  • Collaborate with the team and others to deliver high quality solutions
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to apply these to a variety of projects as applicable
  • Work with the team to size and estimate work
  • Contribute to the evolution of best practices of the department
  • Write, review and take responsibility for clear, concise and comprehensive technical documentation
  • Supporting live products in a DevOps environment
  • Where required line manage a small team of Engineers

About Our Parent Company

rentalcars.com is a part of the Priceline Group, the world’s leading and most valuable travel group. Other group companies include: Booking.com the world's leading online hotel reservations agency, Priceline.com, Agoda, Kayak and OpenTable. The Priceline Group is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: PCLN) and was ranked in Fortune's 7 fastest growing technology companies in 2014 as well as being one of Fortune’s most admired technology companies.