QA Automation Engineer

HotelTonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing last-minute rates on your mobile device, for tonight, tomorrow and next week. Our mission is to make people feel more alive by delivering the unexpected and we're looking for a QA Automation Engineer to join our Platform team and help do just that.

In this role, you'll test our hotel-facing tool known as HTx, a platform used daily by thousands of our hotel partners to gain insights into their market and deliver great deals to our users. You'll manually test the UI, then pick out a framework and your choice of tools, and build a web automation framework from scratch.

We take enormous pride in providing the best hotel-booking experience on mobile devices and build amazing products by questioning the standard way of doing things.  Every day, the team faces the challenges of scaling to support our increased booking volume, building a unified global platform and adapting to the newest mobile technologies, all while keeping our apps fast and our UX clean and simple. To accomplish this, we utilize whatever technology is best to solve a particular problem.

Follow our Technology Blog at BuildTonight to learn about the Engineering Team's challenges, goals and everything in between.

Learn more about our tech stack on our Stack Overflow page.


  • Work with our team of engineers to validate feature work on HTx
  • Become familiar with HTx and manually test the new UI
  • Evaluate and help select automation technologies to build a robust web automation framework


  • Build and maintain a web automation framework from scratch
  • Build automation with the QA team to help augment regression
  • Be a QA owner on your projects - build test plans, end-to-end testing, manual and automation, signoff


  • Have ownership over HTx feature testing and work on a variety of projects
  • Work closely with QA and Engineering to find new automation technology to invest in
  • Build simple, beautiful products with an award-winning team that’s focused on revolutionizing the hotel booking industry


  • Strong knowledge of automation testing tools and standards; experience building an automation framework (web or mobile) from scratch a huge plus!
  • 2+ years experience with Ruby, Python, Java, APIs, JSON, JS, CI tool (ex: Jenkins)
  • 3+ years experience working with complex backend systems, as well as hands-on Web testing; also having Mobile testing experience is a plus!
  • Extensive knowledge of testing web and web services (frontend and backend)
  • You understand the importance of manual testing in automation to better understand the product
  • Proven ability to switch context and move at a quick pace; experience working in a fast paced mobile startup a plus!
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or equivalent in work experience


  • Commitment to keeping HotelTonight on the Best Places to Work list (we're in the top 10!)
  • True startup experience — no bureaucracy and tons of tough decisions with real impacts on the business
  • Camaraderie of an amazing team that is working tirelessly to build the next great travel company
  • Great SF office location at Market & 5th St. (If you live out of the area, move here!)
  • Excellent health, dental, vision and 401k plans, and stock options too
  • Fun stuff - quarterly travel stipend, unlimited vacation, catered meals, subsidized cell phone plans and fitness memberships, access to our very own hotel-inspired full bar, and the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to win a spontaneous weekend getaway! 

Meet Some of HotelTonight's Employees

Jeff E.

VP of People

Jeff is responsible for creating a great experience for the HotelTonight Team that enables everyone at the company to do their very best work.

Stephanie K.

Product Manager

Stephanie build products for the company's hotel partners and helps make sure HotelTonight always has an amazing inventory.

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