Jagex Games Studio is looking for a talented QA Team Leader to join our team in Cambridge, on the award-winning RuneScape team. You will benefit from working in a highly talented team with QA veterans of over 10 years, and be part of a growing business which has rewarding opportunities.
As one of the supervisors of this large, busy QA department, you will be jointly responsible for supervising the execution of testing across all RuneScape products and directly line managing QA Analysts working on them. With excellent working knowledge of the product, testing and our production lifecycles, you will be expected to support the overall team and guide your line reports towards achieving their aspirations while also contributing to the overall product wherever possible to help achieve our company goals and vision.
In return you’ll receive a competitive salary, options for a sponsored gym membership, dental plan, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair, free parking and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day.
We also have a full bean style coffee machines that provide hot drinks throughout the day for free. Expect to be invited to team events once a quarter as well as company-wide parties to celebrate our successes.
The successful applicants will be able to enjoy our newly refurbished office which includes contemporary break out areas, gaming zones, high tech meeting rooms, a huge Atrium with tiered seating and our very own private bar.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Track each project to identify that project requirements have been met
Supervise testing on all projects to ensure they are released with the highest possible quality
Proactively highlight weaknesses in the team to the Head of QA and suggest solutions
Directly line manage and support the team to help develop their skills
Mentor QA staff to facilitate their growth and aspirations providing coaching
Provide members of staff with consistent actionable feedback to help them improve
Keep current with project risks and releases highlighting concerns to Product Owners
Diverse new strategies and testing approaches to achieve a higher quality in game content
Ensure content playtests are run effectively and that information obtained is used effectively
Provide analysis on content release outcomes via post release reports and retrospectives
Frequently assess training requirements in the team and highlight training needs to L&D
Keep current with the evolution of QA in the industry and identify best practices for the team
Able to learn rapidly and eager to take on new challenges
A very strong communicator with excellent attention to detail
Highly organised and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic
A proven leader and an individual that can handle tough situations and changes in direction
An honest, confident and vocal individual that speaks up and suggests change when needed
An individual that strives to be an excellent mentor, guide and help others succeed
An individual that has proven excellence in their skills and knowledge within QA
Passionate about Quality Assurance and eager to help others develop in their careers
An individual that not only understands product strategy, but actively helps to achieve it
To behave at all times in a professional manner, maintaining a positive and conscientious work ethic whilst also demonstrating initiative and determination to get the job done.
To work effectively with colleagues both within the immediate team and across the company whenever necessary.
To demonstrate a willingness to adapt to the evolving environment of the company, teams and work requirements.
Drive to learn, grown and improve their current skill set and that of the function. Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.