Release Test Manager

11979 United Kingdom, Leeds Sportsbook Permanent

The role: We are looking for a Release Test Manager to join our International Sportsbook team in Leeds. You will help test and develop one of the biggest sports betting platforms in the world.

Are you our next star player?
We are expanding our tech team to support the adoption and development of our new sports betting platform within the Flutter International division.
As a Release Test Manager, you will join our newly formed Release and Integration team, responsible for ensuring we have a compliant product that meets the needs of our players, across all channels, web, mobile and desktop client.
This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and your manager to find the best pattern for you both! We will kit you out to work from home but know that working as a team is what makes us great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission-aligned.

Why we need you?
As Release Test Manager, you will be responsible for a small group of test engineers (up to 6) of various levels of experience managing the testing of multiple releases. You will report into our Head of Test and QA and work alongside other Test Managers who you will collaborate with on a regular basis.
You will be responsible for supporting the automation first approach for the platform, this will include working with the wider sportsbook platform engineers, designing, building and maintaining tests for our cutting-edge sportsbook platform.
You will have broad experience with multiple technologies and platforms within highly transactional domains. Experience of testing web, native and mobile applications across multiple geolocations and languages is needed for this global project.
The role requires experience of working in an agile IT development model ensuring quality is embedded as early as possible (shift left). As Test Manager, you will have knowledge of all the different facets of test coverage; including unit testing, component, functional, usability, accessibility, performance, capacity, security, integration testing, compatibility, localisation and internationalisation etc.
This role requires excellent organisational skills, planning test phases and scheduling release testing is a large part of the role. Expertise in liaising with partners from different business units with differing priorities would be advantageous.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and scheduling release testing for both internal and external releases and platform migrations
  • Release Test monitoring and reporting
  • Ensuring security and regulatory responsibilities are adhered to
  • Drive the technical direction of testing capabilities in the team
  • Team management, development and mentoring
  • Continuously improve testing through contributing to the Test Community of Practice
  • Ensure alignment of the tribe’s test approach within the team

Who we’re looking for:
We’re looking for an experienced, pragmatic and collaborative Release Test Manager to join our team on the mission to build the best online sports betting product in the world.
You will have an established background in testing, having risen from a hands-on technical tester to become a strong leader. Leading test engineers in an evolving and dynamic environment, ideally in online betting & gaming or similar web/mobile-scale industry where software is always-on, and customer experience is always more than a consideration.

Your experience:

  • Experience of using automation tools and frameworks
  • Experience of managing and reporting on test progress across a programme of releases including the management of any issues and risks
  • Experience of working across multiple teams with complex integrations
  • Experience of collating QA test governance metrics and using this data to drive subsequent improvements to the QA processes
  • Previous line management experience
  • Technical experience and knowledge of various technologies and frameworks
  • Atlassian product set including JIRA and Confluence

Your behaviours:

  • Pragmatic with a strong understanding of effort versus business value
  • Collaborative team player
  • Problem solver with a drive to understand what’s under the hood
  • Passionate about learning new technologies

Key Technologies:

  • Core Tech – Kafka / Cassandra / ReactJS / JS
  • Testing – BDD / Cypress/ XRAY / JIra
  • CI/CD – Jenkins / Thoughtworks Go
  • Infrastructure – AWS
  • Application Monitoring – Prometheus / Alert Manager / Grafana Loki

What’s in it for you?
Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus, and we provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

Your package will include:

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus
  • Starting from 25 days paid annual leave increasing with service
  • Health and dental insurance for you, and 50% coverage for your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • Personal life insurance and income protection
  • The option to join our company pension scheme
  • In-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career, including full access to the Udemy platform and the mindfulness and meditation application Headspace
  • We offer excellent training and development opportunities for all engineers, including dedicated L&D time every week to keep your technical skills supported, this also includes a personal allowance that can be used towards additional support materials.
  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • Discounted gym membership
  • External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career.
  • Social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties
  • Online Discount Scheme, including discounted shopping and cinema vouchers.

Тhe Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

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