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Senior Agile Test Lead (Fixed Term Contract)

London 018

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Agile Test Lead with strong agile testing and teamwork skills to help our teams deliver world- leading casual games.

The role is a parental leave backfill on a fixed- term contract until February 2021.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

If you want to create amazing user experiences and entertainment for millions of players to enjoy then this is the right job for you. As part of the scrum team, you will help to produce games with the level of high quality that King stands for. You will enjoy a creative, challenging and agile environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your agile testing expertise.

Responsibilities include

  • Providing strong QA leadership drawing on experience to coach and strengthen best practices within the embedded QA team- Collaborating with other crafts to build a culture of quality assistance

  • Coordinating work needed to ensure high- quality releases

  • Maintaining and prioritising the team bug backlog

  • Planning regression testing sessions with remote teams

  • Supporting the team in the design of user stories using BDD/Gherkin syntax

  • Identifying defects in requirements

  • Optimising team testing sessions

  • Assisting the scrum team with sprint planning, test design, test execution, defect analysis/root cause investigation & reporting on test status

  • Helping the scrum team identify quality risks and issues throughout the sprint and recommend options to mitigate/remove

  • Contributing to the creation of a regression test plan specific to the project

  • Being the point of contact and ongoing management of third party test providers

  • Assisting the team in the adoption of BDD, Kanban and other agile testing methodologies

  • Sharing learnings and improvement ideas with the Kingdom

Skills to create thrills

You have a great passion for games and a solid sense of quality and polish. You are a knight of quality and passionate about making great games for our players.

  • Understanding of quality benchmarks and agile release cycles
  • Proactive and clear communication working across crafts and a large team
  • Able to influence QA standards across crafts
  • Experience in working with mobile devices, Facebook and other web platforms
  • Ability to work in a scrum team, sharing test responsibilities with the team
  • Ability to apply the principles of Scrum, Kanban, BDD
  • Proactive in requirement and planning workshops
  • Experience in assisting scrum teams in the adoption of Agile testing principles
  • Ability to identify gaps in requirements
  • Inspire and coach your colleagues to ensure quality standards are being applied throughout the SDLC
  • Awareness of Test Automation Frameworks for mobile and web applications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience using TestRail, Jira or similar
  • Effective management of 3rd parties
  • Ability to create strong working relationships with team members
  • Passionate about games
  • Willing to provide moments of magic to our players.

We’re knights of creativity

We believe that great games are developed by working in small, autonomous creative teams that control the whole process - from idea to amazing game. Our close connection with and instant feedback from the player community enables us to deliver truly magical moments. We value your free time and your need to refuel, relax and find inspiration - by playing games with your colleagues, being at home with your family or going to the gym or out for a run. That's how we stay creative. That’s why we call ourselves developers of magic and knights of creativity.

The brilliant experience we give our players comes from the diversity and experience of our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent.

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you’re from, it’s all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent - because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

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Apply now! Application needs to be in English.

King in London

“If it’s a lunchtime battle on the foosball table you’re after, let’s hope you find the London job you’re looking for.”

Our Kingdom is in lively Soho, right in the heart of the West End in the centre of the city.  We’ve taken over four floors of the landmark Ampersand Building and turned them into a leafy hub (look out for the trees…) plus there’s a sweet terrace with inspirational city views.

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