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Head of QA – NR Manchester – Console & Mobile Games

OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category QA/Localisation
Salary DOE
Location UK - North West

We are pleased to be working with a leading games developer & publisher who are looking for a Head of QA to join their team and be responsible for all QA activity across two studios.  As the Head of QA, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational level of the QA Department. The role requires flexibility, understanding of competing priorities, the ability to multitask and a high level of personal organisation.

 

You must have a proven track record of building QA teams and managing the function and direction of the QA teams. The manager will provide regular direction, mentoring, and coaching to QA team members, ensuring the success of the team’s efforts.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

Responsibility for strategic and operational planning.

Responsible for defining QA strategy, approach and execution in development projects.

Responsible for leading and directing the QA leadership team.

Be accountable for test processes, mentor and provide leadership to the senior QA team.

Participate in interviews, inductions, training and performance evaluations of all QA leads.

Provide technical leadership and expertise within the field of Quality Assurance and Testing.

Ensuring that the development teams adhere to the principles, guidelines and best practices of the QA strategy as defined.

Focus on continuous QA improvements including usage of appropriate testing tools, test techniques and test automation.

Monitoring of all the QA activities, test results, leaked defects, root cause analysis and identifying areas of improvement.  Implement steps required to improve the processes.

Gather and present testing metrics and testing activities for the projects to key stakeholders.

Ensure the proper usage of available tools to gain the maximum benefit of the QA effort.  This includes testing tools for functional, performance, automation, etc.

Manage training and continuous learning of QA staff by means of short courses, conferences, meetups, certifications, etc.

Be an escalation point for all matters related to testing and quality assurance and operate as a primary point of contact for the QA teams.

Direct the development of the QA strategy, methodology, discipline and framework.  Driving and improving the QA team in areas of automated testing and agile testing.

Perform continual risk assessment on any assigned project, escalating any major concerns to the relevant stakeholders.

 

Experience:

 

QA Management experience across multiple projects, off-shore and in-house.

Must be a strong leader with experience in implementing and shaping the company’s QA processes and strategies.

Strong project management skills.

Thorough knowledge of video games across multiple platforms.