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Team17

QA Test Lead

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Team17
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Manchester

QA Test Lead

We wouldn't be able to make the games that we do, without our team of inhouse testers. QA are the gatekeepers of games development, providing an essential service to make sure that the games we release to our communities maintain the high quality bar that has become expected from a Team 17 release.

Responsible For:

Project Management

  • Task assignment, team coordination, monitoring the team’s progress and reporting to Production and QA Management on coverage progress throughout the testing cycle;
  • Tester onboarding, coaching and performance assessment;
  • High level and weekly planning of workload based on content delivery and staff availability;
  • Effective use of test hours and resources;
  • identifying risks that affect project goals and escalating to management;

Team Leadership

  • Attending development meetings or calls; running scrums with the QA team; interfacing with the development and production teams;
  • Leading by example; demonstrating fairness and integrity when interacting with reports, peers or managers;
  • Keeping the team engaged and motivated;

Technical

  • Design and technical documentation analysis and test scenario creation and updating;
  • Bug database and test plan management;

Experience required:

  • 3+ years’ experience within a computer game developer / studio environment
  • Shipped a minimum of one game as the lead QA from early development to release
  • Excellent ability to communicate problems and the ability to understand the requirements of the development teams
  • Ability to confidently chair meetings and their agendas
  • Experience of mentoring more junior staff and monitoring their progress on a daily basis
  • The ability to devise good working practices and approaches to problem solving whilst maintaining a high working standard as an example to the QA Team
  • The ability to adapt to product changes and adapt testing practices to suit

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills Outstanding leadership abilities
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Imagination and creativity
  • An energetic and flexible approach
  • Close attention to detail
  • Good ability to communicate problems and the ability to understand the requirements of the development teams
  • The ability to devise good working practices and approaches to problem solving
  • The ability to adapt to product changes and adapt testing practices to suit
  • Ability to clarify and escalate relevant issues where you feel the severity is misunderstood
  • Good people management, organisation and motivation skills.