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Excite Holidays - Greece

Test Automation Engineer

Tech & Innovation – Agios Dimitrios, Attiki
Department Tech & Innovation
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Executive

                                                         Excite Holidays – Test Automation Engineer – Athens

 Life is short – so work somewhere awesome! Join Excite Holidays as our new Test Automation Engineer and be part of our dynamic Tech & Innovation Department!


Who are we?

Excite Holidays is an award-winning online travel wholesaler. We provide the most innovative booking experience in the travel industry and empower travel agents by providing them with a huge portfolio of accommodation, activities, transfer services and ferry tickets in over 150 countries.

We are a travel tech company that exists to keep innovating and revolutionizing the travel industry. At Excite Holidays, we have some of the most passionate minds finding ways to make travel simpler, sleeker and seamless for our agents. We are made for agents.

Excite staffers are curious, they are explorers, performers, and collaborators, who continually find ways to innovate and disrupt the status quo. Excellence is at the heart of it all – our level of care is second to none and we go the extra mile because we want to be the best in everything we do.

Discover the world of travel tech as our Tester Automation Engineer

Technology and Innovation is the foundation of our business. Constantly evolving, experimenting and raising the bar, Tech & Innovation tackle the hard problems and rise to the challenges of growth, new solutions to Excite Holidays’ booking tool, and a rapidly expanding suite of products and services. The aim of is to code and build world-class products that scale globally, engineer function and form and program to perfection with simple yet advanced tech. We innovate to change the rules of the game in the online travel industry.   

What do we do?

Our in-house development team ensures we lead the way in providing the most innovative booking experience in the travel industry. We empower travel agents by providing them with a huge portfolio of products, including over 250,000 hotels and apartments, 5,500 activities and reliable transfer services. Our intuitive and efficient booking tool enables our travel agents to provide the very best service to their clients.

About the Role

Due to strong growth and a rapidly expanding suite of products and services, an exciting opportunity has become available for a highly talented, dynamic and innovative Test Automation Engineer to join our exceptional global team within our Athens office. As a Test Automation Engineer, you will be involved throughout the development lifecycle of Excite Holidays backend development team with emphasis on development and implementation of test automation. You'll be involved in the creation of business requirements inputting the test scripts and test scenarios to ensure developers understand the business requirements so that they can be effectively tested. You will be working closely with developers as they develop code to ensure requirements are being met and to the correct quality, and you will conduct automated (and manual tests where necessary) to ensure the software created is fit for purpose. During testing you will be thinking “outside of the box” to understand the various scenarios and you will be responsible for defining and driving innovative automated testing strategies and toolsets into our overall development processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of cross functional, passionate agile project teams to ensure quality is driven into the heart of the development process from requirements definition through to delivery
  • Designing, developing and supporting frameworks for our test infrastructure and providing automation expertise to our development teams
  • Contributing toward predictable delivery of quality releases
  • Research, recommend and implement tools as needed with the goal of increasing automation
  • Mentor team members on automation
  • Proactively bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing and implementing innovative solutions to solve them
  • Be meticulous about documentation and maintaining a robust log of all test cases and test results
  • Ensure that all tests are executed and give regular feedback to the team lead on the status of quality
  • Use appropriate measures and KPIs to validate and report on software quality
  • Have the drive to become an expert in: Unit testing, UX Testing, UI Testing, Integration testing of APIs, Performance & scalability testing, Penetration Testing

The Successful Candidate

  • 2 years of previous working experience in a similar position
  • Experience in writing, executing and monitoring automated test suites with tools like Selenium
  • Proficient with bug tracking and test management toolsets to support development processes
  • Automation deployments using Ansible
  • Knowledge about Linux
  • Understanding of coding enterprise applications within Java, PHP or Python
  • Fluent in English (both verbal and written) with outstanding communication and listening skills is essential
  • A motivated and highly energetic team player
  • Lifelong learner - thrives from developing and sharing knowledge
  • A highly analytical and critical thinker with excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Able to prioritize quickly and effectively with strong time management skills

Perks and benefits

You will be supported by the best team in the game and receive a competitive salary package commensurate with experience. We also provide amazing company benefits such as:

  • Opportunities for international travel, cost price accommodations, activities, ferries and transfers and travel insurance.
  • Health and wellness perks including group gym membership, daily breakfast, fruit and afternoon snacks.
  • Green initiatives, volunteer opportunities and monthly fundraising activities.
  • End of month drinks, social events and peer nominated recognition awards.
  • Professional and personal development opportunities.
  • An awesome office location with a creative flexible working environment.
  • Working hours 8.00 – 16.30

If this opportunity sounds exciting to you and aligns with your experiences, then we would love to hear from you. Please send us your CV in English and salary expectations to ath_hr@exciteholidays.com to learn more about working for Excite Holidays.


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