The role: Test Manager
The Stars Group are looking for a Test Manager to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds Office. A great opportunity to work on a greenfield project with a global ambition!
Based in our Leeds city centre tech hub, you’ll enjoy being part of our strong team culture, with the flexibility to work remotely around that. You will be working in an environment where a worldwide team feel like family and everyone works together to achieve a shared vision.
Why we need you:
As Test Manager, you will be responsible for a group of test engineers of various levels of experience and will have up to 6 direct reports. 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 both people management of your team, as well as driving quality, ensuring we deliver high quality solutions. You should be a confident technical leader, championing quality with experience in an evolving and dynamic web-scale environment under an agile DevOps ethos, where operational performance is a significant part of engineering best practice.
The role requires experience of working in an agile IT development model ensuring quality is embedded as early as possible (shift left). 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.
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.
Other experience will include:
- 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
- Strong understanding of Backend Systems including messaging platforms like Kafka, Cloud Technologies and DevOps principles
- Strong stakeholder management skills demonstrating business engagement up to senior management levels
- Experience in leading testing professionals with a track record of motivating and inspiring them
- Previous line management experience
- Technical experience and knowledge of various technologies and frameworks
- Atlassian product set including JIRA and Confluence
You will be part of the team who will build the next generation of sportsbook to support international growth. Working within our bespoke framework to create performant, immersive sports betting experiences. Integrate with our real-time data feeds to give customers the most relevant and up-to-date information around their bets. Leverage content management and configuration tools to provide non-technical colleagues with applications to effectively manage sports betting products across many different territories.
Who are we looking for:
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.
You’ll also need a proven ability to take and influence technical decisions in a fast-moving commercial environment. You’ll be a committed team player who demonstrates exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and consistent high energy levels, who recognises the importance of people in technology solutions. You are also an analytic problem solver with a strong sense of autonomy, but with an open collaborative approach to getting the job done.
You will have a proven track record in getting it right first time, on time and every time. You will be able to demonstrate how you deliver quality for our products and platforms. With a genuine passion for quality and professional delivery, you will be looking for a new challenge with a company that genuinely recognises and rewards its star performers.
What’s in it for you?
The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.
We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.
In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.
Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.
What happens next?
We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.
The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.