QA Lead - New Games

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We are Socialpoint, a world-renowned mobile games studio based in sunny Barcelona. Our games are positioned in the top rankings of both iOS and Android, and they are played and loved by millions of fans all over the world. We are proud members of the Take-Two & Zynga family, and we are on a mission to offer a great gaming experience and bring fun to everyone!

Socialpoint is currently looking forward to welcoming an experienced QA Lead for one of our New Games.

Join the challenge!  

About the role:

As QA Lead, your job is to ensure that we adhere to the highest quality standards and deliver flawless experiences to our players. You have a team of professional QA specialists that you will be leading and guiding to implement the required improvements, processes, tools etc. to make your vision of top notch quality in a live game come true. You will own the quality direction for your team and lead efforts to improve our quality metrics, practices, and tooling with an emphasis on scalability and sustainability. You will be responsible for the overall QA strategy of the team, along with the overall management responsibilities that entails. This covers everything from people management, day-to-day allocation of work, upward stakeholder management etc. You will be the quality evangelist for the team, driving standard methodology and keeping up to date with the latest testing trends. 

This is a key role in the team, reporting directly to our Executive Producer. You will be able to impact many areas of the project, here are some examples:

  • Improve development processes from a quality perspective
  • Bug management (prevention, detection, tracking)
  • Reducing incidents & collecting learnings through post mortems
  • Making sure quality is taken into account during pre production of new features
  • Managing test suites & external test runs
  • Creating short-, mid- and long-term plans to improve our quality metrics
  • Owning the roadmap for the QA team
  • Supporting the LiveOps team to deliver new content on a daily basis
  • Exploring opportunities for test automation

As the lead of your team, you will also be responsible for:

  • Supporting your direct reports in their professional growth
  • Making sure your team maintains a high level of motivation, engagement & work/life balance
  • Mentoring, coaching and developing your team to meet the requirements of the project delivery.
  • Helping your team to collect feedback & identify improvement opportunities
  • If needed, hiring & onboarding of new talent

You have:

  • 5+ years of experience in QA for mobile F2P games
  • Experience with leading a QA team in a live game environment
  • Experience as people manager (i.e. you were responsible for direct reports)
  • Worked on a top grossing game with high-volume, fast-paced live ops

Required skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English
  • Strategic thinking: assessing the situation, creating plans & executing them
  • You’re constantly raising the quality bar for yourself and everyone around you
  • Servant leadership, being able to get your team to the next level
  • Audit testing approaches, provide detailed recommendations for improvement, and address tactical gaps.
  • Identify risks to the quality of testing in the product, process, and people and then develop and execute on solving those challenges through internal and external resources.
  • Build positive working relationships with key stakeholders and peers.
  • Ability to work with upper management and supply key facts and metrics.
  • Strong collaboration skills and works well with others.
  • Proactive and self-driven.
  • Proven track record of managing offshore vendor teams.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with managing bugs through JIRA
  • You have managed test plans & runs with Testrails
  • Worked in an Agile development environment with cross-functional pods/squads
  • You have created proposals, presented them to stakeholders & executed on them
  • ISTQB certified/ISEB/CMAP or similar certifications/training
  • Exposure to Unity


What's in it for you as a Socialpointer?

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have employed a hybrid working from home/office system. So, what does this mean? All we ask is that you live within commuting distance of our office in Barcelona so you are able to come into the office for important meetings/events.

  • You’ll get the newest & most powerful devices & equipment to work with, along with a Spotify Premium account.
  • An impressive 25 days annual leave plus the Christmas week, not including public holidays!
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family, just in case!
  • Relocation support to help you move to Barcelona (if you’re not already here)
  • Choose from the latest IOS or Android device upon joining (phone or tablet)
  • Monthly meal allowance 
  • Yearly parent pack 
  • Free Language Lessons.
  • People development is key for us:  an amazing training budget just for you & our internal mobility program offers real growth opportunities!

If you choose to work in the office some days, don’t worry - we have you covered. Check out some of our benefits tied to the office; 

  • Want to stay in shape? We have state of the art gym facilities so you can level up your fitness game.
  • Monthly events are there to get you to know your colleagues.
  • Book an appointment with our onsite physiotherapist. 
  • Drop by our onsite hairdressers for a trim (and forget your wallet).

 The list just goes on & on... so get your game on & apply now!

Socialpoint is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You’re welcome on the team no matter where you’re from, who you like, what you look like, or if you prefer Xbox over Playstation… It’s a trick question anyway – mobile wins every time! We hire based on your qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities. Our games are for everyone, and so is our workplace.

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Our roots still remain; only now the family has grown! And not just because there are over 330 of us…

In February 2017, we were acquired by Take Two Interactive, one of the top gaming companies in the world. Today, together with Rockstar, 2K and Private Division, we belong to the T2 family too, and we couldn’t be prouder!

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