Head of QA (Automation&Functional)

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Who we are:

We are the world’s leading ground transportation marketplace. We give travellers seamless access to ground transportation online, from search to ticket purchase. We have built a cutting-edge B2B technology platform that connects bus, rail and ferry operators in 70+ countries with the biggest online retailers including Google Maps and Booking.com.

We are shaping the future of travel and building the largest global network of transport providers and retailers. Having grown 10x in the past year, we are one of the fastest growing startups in travel. Backed by three leading VCs (Creandum, Northzone and Lightrock), and now, following our recent €30 m Series B, we are ready to push beyond. 

Do you want to work on a product that is used by millions of people daily with a high load, availability and scalability and most advanced technology?

Come join us!

We are looking for a Head of QA who helps us to build QA culture & processes within the organisation.

Our tech stack

Programming languages: Ruby, Elixir for our main systems

Data storage, transport and processing: Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Kafka & Sidekiq

Monitoring & alerting: Prometheus, VictorOps, Sentry, NewRelic

Who you are:

  • Solid experience as a QA Engineer – Managerial experience preferred;

  • Ability to write complex SQL queries;

  • Experience with following: integration tests, regression tests, smoke testing, load tests, stress tests etc.;

  • General scripting experience, strong skills in two or more of the following technologies and tools: JS, Java, Ruby, Python, Cucumber, Selenium, WebdriverIO, Playwright, Cypress or other testing tools & frameworks;

  • Extensive experience with Git, CI/CD tools;

  • Familiarity with load testing and tools used – as an example, JMeter, LoadRunner, siege and similar;

  • Understanding of following concepts: Queues and related (Kafka, MQ, etc.), Sidekiq, REST, SOAP, etc.;

  • You know the following concepts: test plans, test cases, checklists, Agile, SDLC;

  • Ability to dive deep into technical problems and create actionable insights;

  • Problem-solving & time management skills;

  • You are driven, ambitious, and willing to get hands-on in shaping the future of ground transportation travel. 

  • You show ownership and responsibility of your problem space.

  • You are fluent in English, both verbal and written.

What you will do:

  • Be one of the first QAs in the R&D team to join us;

  • Ensuring the successful deployment of products into the market;

  • Implement QA procedures and execute them with help of engineers & stakeholders – be those manual or automated;

  • Be the expert that can reverse engineer the most difficult errors, bugs, find source of dirty data and other problems, and then put it into a clear explanation where something should be fixed;

  • Own QA vertical, be responsible for QA Engineers in our company – from hiring and evaluating performance to building your team and practice.

Nice to have:

  • Major in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics or other relevant fields;

  • Had experience in travel, banking or other fields, which face complex business processes;

  • Had experience working with Ruby-based applications;

  • Had experience building QA culture from scratch – establishing approaches, frameworks, selecting tools and building the best QA teams.

What you can expect:

  • You will join a fast-paced travel tech company with a flat organisational structure. 
  • You will have exciting opportunities, ownership and responsibility and contribute directly to the success of the company. 
  • You will join an international team of talented and driven people with a clear mission. Expect your colleagues to inspire, support and challenge you every day! 
  • We have a flexible work policy with the option of working remotely and international opportunities arising as we continue to expand our global footprint – Our heart is in Berlin, but you’ll find us across the globe.
  • You will get a competitive salary & highly attractive stock options of a growing and fast-expanding company. 

Our impact on the society and the environment:

There are still 100 m tickets sold offline every day. We are making ground transportation more online accessible and more convenient to use for millions of travellers. Transportation accounts for nearly 20% of global CO2 emissions, and each trip booked via Distribusion’s platform that substitutes a more pollutive and congested mode of transport such as taxi, private car, or plane, directly contributes to reducing global carbon emissions. 

Climb on board with us by sending your CV to polina.solodova@distribusion.com.