Software Engineer in Test at Ryanair in Swords, Ireland

Ryanair is Europe’s favourite airline, carrying 119m p.a. on more than 1,800 daily flights from 85 bases, connecting over 200 destinations in 33 countries on a fleet of over 360 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 305 Boeing 737’s on order, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m p.a. by FY24. Ryanair has a team of more than 11,500 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 31-year safety record.

The Role

We are implementing the best Digital platform for travel and tourism. We are seeking a highly skilled Software Engineer in Test who can help further our Automation Infrastructure in our fast paced Agile Software Development organisation.

We are looking for individuals who have a background in software development but have a strong interest in Quality Assurance & Automated Testing. Automation of our test processes is critical to our ambitions of becoming leaders in software development and DevOps practices.

You will work with a variety of tools and languages. Scripting not just Automated Tests but also building tools to help Development & QA Teams test and deliver software products. Past experience of load and performance testing would also be desirable.

Candidates should express a desire to progress their career along the technical or team leadership route. They should also demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn.

Ideal Candidates should be able to demonstrate

  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and adapting quickly to new technologies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to take direction and to be able to think beyond the current set of tasks in order to effectively and fully exercise any application under test.
  • The ability to lead and mentor more junior team members and as well as be led.
  • Good problem definition and analysis skills as well as an ability to present issues in a way that the development team can interpret to create solutions


Previous Experience

  • 3 - 5 years development experience (Java, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, C++, C#)
  • Previous experience in a Software Developer In Test role desirable
  • Automation framework development
  • Web / Mobile Native / API Automation
  • Masters / Bachelor Degree in Computing
  • Load Testing / JMeter (desirable but not necessary)

Desired Skills

  • Selenium WebDriver / Selenium Grid
  • Gherkin BDD / Cucumber / TypeScript
  • Appium / Native Apps (Android & iOS) / xCode / Swift
  • Protractor JS / Angular JS
  • The Atlasssian application stack (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket)
  • GIT / SVN
  • SQL
  • Linux / Unix
  • Networking protocols
  • Virtualisation / VMWare / Virtual Box

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