QA Team Lead

Meet the World

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerPorto, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeLead
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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Our customers aren't your average tourists: they are an open-minded, spontaneous and energetic bunch who want to immerse themselves in unknown cultures, not just observe them. They want to take home unforgettable stories, the kind you can’t make up. And it’s the other global travellers they meet along the way that make all of this possible.

That’s where hostels come in. They put you at the heart of the action and make it easy to meet other travellers from all over the world, providing a unique environment to immediately get talking to other people. Hostelworld is proud to be waving the flag for the hostel industry, and we’ve got a great story to tell.

We’re looking for a passionate and energetic Senior QA Engineer that is ready to develop their existing skills by working alongside a creative and dynamic QA team on a range of ambitious and innovative projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead a manual QA team
  • Collaborate with remote QA teams
  • Proactively improve upon existing QA processes
  • Introduce tooling and processes to improve test coverage while reducing test time
  • Review and validation of business requirements documentation
  • Review software requirements documentation
  • Test definition and design
  • Data Generation for the execution of test cases / scenarios
  • Be accountable for quality and schedule of own deliverables
  • Effectively prioritise & manage tasks
  • Work closely with the business to agree schedules
  • Provide accurate and precise estimates, along with risk levels and foreseeable dependencies
  • The ability to work within a team and to make a valuable contribution

Personal Qualities

  • Thrives in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
  • Team player
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Willing to take on a new intellectual challenge with a positive attitude
  • Positive and always approachable
  • Self-starter
  • Adaptable and hard working
  • A friendly, positive and enthusiastic person who can work as part of a diverse team

Main requirements

  • 3rd level qualification, ideally IT related

  • 2+ years relevant experience

  • Previous experience working with remote teams

  • Previous experience working in an agile environment

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Solid understanding and experience in manual testing

  • Experience using bug tracking tools such as Jira, Bugzilla etc

  • Knowledge and understanding of Web UI structure and development

  • Strong SQL skills

  • Knowledge and hands on experience testing REST APIs

  • Exposure to mobile web and app testing

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in cross-functional project teams

  • Understanding of WebServices (XML, WSDL, SOAP, REST)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in both spoken and written English

Nice to have

  • Knowledge and use of open source automated test tools (Selenium, JMeter)
  • Some exposure to scripting (PHP, Perl, Python, JS)
  • Linux/Unix and Windows OS experience


  • 22 days annual leave increasing to 27 days with service

  • Competitive salary

  • Refer a Friend Scheme - €1,500 bonus

  • Health Insurance

  • Meal Allowance

  • Hostelworld Credits

  • Financial Support for Continuing Educational Programmes

  • Training

  • Career Development

  • Mentoring Programme

  • Flexible Working Hours

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