Miniclip is looking for aLead Games Testerto hire in our Games Development Studio in Tagus Park (Oeiras, Portugal). This is a full-time, permanent position.
Miniclip Quality Assurance acts as a quality gauge during development, testing not only the product, but the processes used to create the product. As a Lead Games Tester, you will thus be responsible for leading a sub-team of games testers, guaranteeing that both our processes and software products meet the most rigorous quality requirements.
Your primary responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Leading, coaching, mentoring and be the line manager of a group of QA Testers.
Be responsible for understanding their limitations and strong points and create their development plan, aligned with the company's strategic priorities and department goals.
Work closely and discuss ideas with the other Lead Games Testers and the QA Lead do ensure that the team keeps developing their technical and personal skills.
Ensure that the testing methodologies and strategies your direct reports use in their mobile product teams are up-to-date and ever evolving.
Promote and support the development and maintenance of test automation with your direct reports and their mobile product teams.
Promote stable and up-to-date regression testing, so that the confidence of the software during release times are as high as possible.
Going beyond your role to help unblocking impediments and reduce silo by creating software together with other specialisations in the Agile team.
Deep understanding of Agile product development process serving short release cycles.
Skills and experience
The ideal candidate should have most, if not all, of the following skills:
Proven experience as a team lead, with good interpersonal, coaching and leadership skills.
Good judgement skills and assertive, even during difficult situations.
Good capability of communicating with technical and non-technical people.
Driven to continuously improve quality inside the team, processes, and strategies.
Strong verbal and written communication skills (English is necessary).
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong technical background in testing software, specially in an Agile environment.
Thorough understanding of testing processes, standards, methodologies, and tools.
Understanding of a mobile development cycle, from feature creation, passing through development of the feature, submission to the stores, soft launch, global launch, and then live ops.
Experience in test automation, Unity or C# is a plus.
To apply please submit your CV with your cover letter explaining why you want to be part of our team.
You will be working in our fashionable, open plan studio in Tagus Park (Oeiras, Portugal) with enthusiasts and professionals from the games industry. We like to maintain a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with regular team building and social events (virtually, currently). We understand that being tied to a desk all day is not fun and that’s why there is a games area and fridge with complimentary drinks and fruit for all staff.
Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms.
Founded in 2001, the Company has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip franchises including 8 Ball Pool™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™ and Agar.io™ have generated more than 2 billion downloads. Miniclip has more than 50 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’.
In February 2015, Miniclip was excited to receive a large majority investment from Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies and the world’s largest games publisher.This new chapter in Miniclip’s history strengthens the Company’s position, with Tencent recognising its achievements to date and future potential.
In the past two years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike) now operating as Miniclip Derby, Gamebasics
(creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager), and most recently Green Horse Games (home of Football Rivals) to the Miniclip Group.