• QA Team Leader

    Department
    Old School RuneScape QA
    Contract
    Full-time
    Location
    UK-Cambridge
  • Overview

    Jagex Games Studio is looking for a talented QA Team Leader to join our team in Cambridge, UK on our award-winning games development teams. 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. The role offers an excellent learning environment with opportunity to work on multiple games which is complimented by a competitive salary.

     

    You should have a strategic and comprehensive overview of what quality within video game development looks like and how to lead a team in order to achieve it. Whilst embedded within the leadership of one of our products you will set the QA strategy, supervise the execution of QA Services and directly line manage QA staff working within the department. With excellent working knowledge of the development process, testing and our production lifecycles you will be expected to support your team and guide your line reports toward achieving their aspirations and the products goals.

     

    As part of your role, you will:

    • Oversee the QA Strategy and process on assigned Product
    • Embed yourself within the Leadership of assigned Products and QA Leadership group
    • Ensure all test requirements are executed on time and to an excellent standard
    • Plan, create and execute test strategies with the aim to achieve excellent test coverage
    • Digest technical requirements and comprehensively apply knowledge gained to refine test strategies
    • Manage coordination with any external QA partners
    • Work seamlessly with development teams to track issues and assist in the remedy of defects
    • Prepare regular build stability and game health reports for key stakeholders
    • Contribute your expertise during sprint review and planning meetings
    • Be the point of contact and expert on all QA related queries for assigned products
    • 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
    • Look at wider industry trends and best practice to leverage new ideas into your Test Strategy
    • Support the Head of QA in delivering the company QA strategy
    • Have active participation in the recruitment process for QA staff

    What we need:

    • Significant experience in Functional/Technical Game QA experience
    • Ideally experience in a Lead/Senior Role with Line Management responsibilities
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
    • Highly organised and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic
    • Capable of working to an excellent standard in a high-pressured environment
    • An individual that owns their mistakes so that they and others can learn
    • An honest, confident and vocal individual that speaks up and suggests improvements
    • An individual that meets deadlines and delivers projects on time to an excellent standard
    • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of testing methodologies and AGILE development
    • Ability to deliver training to members of the QA team
    • Ability to work on and move between multiple games/products when required

    Even better if:

    • You have experience with JIRA and Perforce
    • You have previous test experience on MMO’s
    • You have a computing or games related degree
    • You have experience working with Unity / Unreal or similar game engines
    • You have direct game experience on our LIVE products
    • You have set and directed the QA process from development through to launch
    • You have worked on AAA titles on various platforms

     

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