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Sr. Software Engineer in Test (Hotwire - San Francisco)

United States - California - San Francisco


About Hotwire:

Launched in 2000 in San Francisco, Hotwire is one of the earliest innovators in the online travel arena. Just a few years later in 2003, we joined the Expedia Group family of brands that includes, HomeAway, Travelocity and more.

Our roots are in California, but we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product and technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies. Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the latest and greatest technologies available. We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer-centric approach to everything we do.

Are you stuck in the machinery of massive organizations working on a small piece of the puzzle but never understanding how your work touches PEOPLE?  We’re looking for people who want to make an impact: coders who innovate, learn and thrive within light-speed development teams.
Hotwire’s looking for bright folks with great ideas and even greater energy.  We live under the umbrella of a top 100 company but we’re AGILE and move quickly, constantly learning.  

Who you are:

You’re passionate about quality and continuous integration. You’re in your element when diving into a test case or hunting down the cause of broken code since getting to the root of the problem is what you’re all about.  Beyond testing, you’re always looking to automate and find ways to test more efficiently. Being motivated and self-directed, you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and representing your role as a strong voice of quality within your team. You excel at working in a fast-paced environment with like-minded software professionals in an agile product organization.  You’re comfortable being part of highly visible, tight-knit team and can collaborate closely with product managers, architects, designers and analysts to accomplish your goals.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintain high quality standards by thoroughly testing and automating business critical features using Selenium/Java/Cucumber and or integration level (white-box) tests.
  • Maintain an efficient and scalable catalogue of automated tests, in a continuous integration environment, based on fact finding conversations with your team.
  • Ability to partner and mentor fellow engineers to build automation systems and frameworks that result in minimal operational overhead.
  • Help set and implement sound, forward-looking automated test design standards and standard methodologies, implementing any new needed technology that helps this goal. ?
  • Track and communicate testing status and any challenges/solutions to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Execute releases for your team, build and maintain monitoring dashboards.

Desired Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Masters Degree in computer Science preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with Java, Selenium, SQL.
  • 7+ years of overall quality assurance testing experience.
  • Prior experience working in a fast paced Agile Scrum environment with two week iterations.
  • Experience delivering automation for complicated and intertwined web systems using Selenium, Cucumber and other test automation tools.
  • Experience working with devops tools like Chef, Ansible, Jenkins and practices like continuous integration and delivery pipelines.
  • Experience with container based applications using docker.
  • Experience with micro-services frameworks like dropwizard/ Spring boot, containerization platforms like docker, NoSQL solutions like Mongo/ Cassandra - as well as traditional RDBMS.
  • Strong understanding of QA fundamentals and best practices.
  • Results-oriented and creative with proven leadership skills.
  • Travel and/or other Internet e-commerce experience is a plus.

Relocation (Y/N): Y


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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function

United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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