Principal QA Engineer

Added: 10/06/2019

REF: 646

Contract: Permanent

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Great opportunity to join an exciting technology company who are making our lives much easier through their innovative travel platform.

Job Title: 
Principal QA  Engineer 
Location: Dublin City Centre
Salary & Benefits: Attractive 

Our client have recently launched a brand new hub in Dublin and they are looking to hire a Principal QA Engineer to join their growing team and help transform the future of travel around the world.

Coming into a fun, fast-paced and dynamic environment, this is an exciting opportunity to design innovative software solutions and build their robust technical architecture to help them grow their operations in Ireland and across the globe.


  • Play a critical role as a principal stakeholder throughout the product development lifecycle ensuring all code is testable (and tested)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams: Product Management, Project Management, Engineering, QA, and DevOps, both onsite and remote to deliver scalable solutions
  • Establish test plans and acceptance criteria for all features
  • Design, develop and implement quality assurance processes & testing strategies, along with necessary frameworks and methodologies
  • Communicate risks and issues to leadership, with suggestions on how to mitigate those
  • Coordinate manual and automated testing as well as perform exploratory testing across the company's web & mobile applications
  • Own the regression testing process and work with key testing partners to ensure a high degree of confidence prior to each release
  • Make go/no-go release decisions and be actively involved in the release process
  • Track defects and help their resolution through active participation in backlog grooming
  • Lead and work closely with a small team of QA engineers to ensure high quality releases
  • Interview and help hire other engineers on the team
  • Keep up to date on the newest technological innovations and work on continuously applying those to existing and new software solutions



  • 6+ years of strong experience as a Quality Assurance Engineer and/or a QA Lead
  • Someone deeply satisfied by breaking software and then helping to rebuild it
  • Understanding of microservices design patterns and service-oriented-architecture
  • Familiarity with technologies like RESTful APIs, SQL, Databases, Web Services, Selenium, Appium, Git (or equivalent)
  • Exceptional manual and automated testing skills
  • Background in Travel with understanding of booking tools & processes highly desirable
  • Deep understanding of QA best practices throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the DevOps philosophy and working with continuous integration services & techniques
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Experience hiring, mentoring and managing small QA teams
  • Experience in developing test plans, test cases and performing testing, including regression testing

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