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Test Engineer - China Tech

Quality Assurance
Shanghai, China
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Job Description


At we combine the best traits of a start-up with the resources of planet Earth’s #1 accommodation website.

We are working hard towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travelers and our accommodation partners.

As our flagship product – – is reaching a higher scale every year, and the portfolio of services is in continuous transformation, we aim for a solid software quality strategy to ensure the highest quality in all our projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Software Quality expert to build the long term automation strategy from scratch, in line with the business requirements and produce best practices that can be replicated across different business verticals.

You will collaborate closely with Software Quality specialists, Developers, Product Owners, Principals and different influencers in the internal tech community to cultivate an automation mindset.

Our development philosophy is to be agile and data driven. We work in small cross-functional Scrum teams of 5-7 members. What is unique in the Tech Department at , aside several code rollouts every day, is that we practice extensive A/B testing on both user and partner facing platforms.

So from a software quality perspective, the ultimate goal is to provide a frictionless and bug-free user experience of the website, mobile sites, apps and internal systems.

Key Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Embedded automation testing in the development process, where applicable;
  • Support the CI/CD efforts, proposes test automation tooling and infrastructure and work with developers to build and maintain it;
  • Actively contribute to the tech strategy by providing valuable insights on test automation and software quality in general;
  • Stay up to date with new test automation technology and plan strategically for possible changes;
  • Write automated tests that are reusable, maintainable and resilient to changes in the applications UI/ backend services;
  • You will become the ‘Go to’ person for the test automation topic for both business and tech stakeholders;
  • You will be working with development teams to understand the business needs and identify the quality requirements;
  • You keep your mind to see possible outages as a critical learning opportunity to improve;
  • Inspire developers, Designers and Product Owners to be quality conscious by providing extensive trainings and workshops about testing culture and best practices;
  • Plan and prioritise the different strategies according to business needs;
  • Evaluate our internal testing tools and introduce new ones in order to improve ROI;

Role Qualifications and Requirements:

  • You have a proven track record of developing long term automation strategies and driving successful technical initiatives that improved performance and quality in a large scale environment;
  • You have experimented with different test frameworks and automation tools, (open-source preferred) and are able to choose the right ones according to the different trade-offs;
  • Hands on experience with writing automated tests that are reusable, maintainable and most of all resilient to a fast paced development environment;
  • You are skilled in different server-side and client-side programming languages ( JS/ Java/Python/Perl);
  • You have worked on improving the experience of web applications, distributed systems and product(s) that impact millions of customers;
  • You have strong communication and stakeholder management skills;
  • Experience mentoring and training other developers on software quality topics;
  • A ‘can do’ proactive attitude;
  • Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful;
  • You are Solution oriented and result driven.
  • Required to speak English and Mandarin

Benefits & Perks: Global Impact, Personal Relevance:’s Total Rewards Philosophy is not only about compensation but also about benefits. Our Total Rewards are aimed to make it easier for you to experience all that life has to offer—all the messy, beautiful, and joyful bits—on your terms. So you can focus on what really matters. We offer competitive compensation as well as thoughtful, valuable, and even fun benefits which include:

  • Diverse and creative colleagues from every corner of the world; with over 70 different nationalities within the technology department alone, you will be able to grow new skills and your career in a multicultural environment
  • Annual paid time off and generous paid leave scheme including: parental (22-weeks paid leave), grandparent, bereavement, and care leave
  • Hybrid working including flexible working arrangements, working from home furniture and ergonomic support, and up to 20 days per year working from abroad (home country)
  • Coffee, and snacks, including healthy and vegan options, daily*
  • Discounts & Wallet credits to spend on our products, upgrade to Genius Level 3, and friends & family discount vouchers
  • Free access to online learning platforms, development and mentorship programs
  • Global Employee Assistance Program, free Headspace membership

*Please note that while our philosophy is the same in every location, benefits may differ by office/country.

#ThinkInclusion: Wellbeing & Inclusion at

Directly linked to our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Wellbeing and Volunteering (IDBWV) have been a core part of our company culture since day one. This ongoing journey starts with our very own employees, who represent over 140 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.

Take it from our Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano: “At, the diversity of our people doesn’t just create a unique workplace, it also creates a better and more inclusive travel experience for everyone. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a place where you can make your mark and have a real impact in travel and tech.”

Career Development Opportunities:

  • Bi-annual performance conversations, company-wide mentoring program, and internal development and growth opportunities
  • Unlimited access to online learning platforms (such as Udemy, Coursera, LinkedIn learning, O'reilly)

Application Process:

  • Please apply by using a CV in English
  • The general recruitment process may entail: a phone discussion with the recruiter, and business interviews

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.