Description

We are looking for the next big contributor to growing our QA Department and spearheading an exceptional QA Team in Lisbon, Portugal. We will value someone who’s responsible, kind, and trustworthy. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, work alongside a lovely bunch of people, and take ownership of your tasks and responsibilities. Lockwood Publishing has been steadily growing as a company year-on- year offering chances for career growth, and with a multitude of perks such as flexi-time, Lockwood is a great environment to develop as a professional. We are dedicated to Avakin Life, a mobile app with a strong social component. Both Avakin and Lockwood are constantly evolving which makes working on this particular title a truly interesting experience.

Requirements

    This position entails a mix of management and execution of tasks, reporting directly to the Sr. QA Manager and working closely with all other QA teams such as Certification, Automation, Content, Outsourced & Functional QA.

    As a QA Coordinator, you will be managing a small team of on-site testers and occasionally support off site and out sourced testers. Your leadership skills and experience within the field will be essential for inspiring, coaching and collaborating with cross disciplined groups whilst maintaining a positive team environment. You must have the ability to see the bigger picture and utilise your teams skill sets in order to drive forward and advocate QA practices.

    Other responsibilities for the role will include maintaining terminology databases/ glossaries for game content. Creating Checklists & Test-Cases as well as driving qualities with in-depth understanding of software design, implementation and integration.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with game team Software Engineers, Artists and Production team to eliminate issues before change lists integration and to validate that features have reached the targeted quality levels.
    • Act as liaison with Quality Assurance partners and stakeholders / partner organisations such as: Automation, Development and Production, Outsourced QA, Localisation, Content, Marketing, Community, Certification & Compliance etc.
    • Coordinate, provide mentoring to and support a small team of Testers on various disciplines such as:

    - Functional QA
    - Dev QA

    - 3D Asset QA

    - Live Ops QA

    - Compliance & Certification QA


    • Contribute directly to new hire processes and interviews as well as performance evaluation of individuals and teams, compiling objective feedback that is channeled toward both personal and process improvement
    • Compile trackers and reports for team progress, summaries, regression, checklists and coverage.
    • Proactively pick up, prioritise , distribute and occasionally personally test requests from the development, content and management teams.
    • Collaborate in creating and executing the overall strategic plan for QA: forecasting a staff plan, updating resource planner, communication plan and overall test strategy, including:

    - Tools

    - Technologies

    - Pre-integration and post-integration QA efforts Action-Plan, Checklists, Test-Plans & Test-cases validation

    • Ensure task-related processes are efficient and effective, project deliverables are being completed on time and within standards.
    • Audit project activities and ensure status updates are being communicated Sr. QA Manger
    • Continually improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the team by assessing specific practices and incorporating new strategies, handling retrospectives and constantly improving current processes.
    • Validate and assign JIRA issues.
    • Work with Certification & Compliance QA in keeping a local SIM & Device Inventory up to date.
    • Attend Production Daily Catch-Ups, occasional Management Meetings and Content Stand-Ups.


    Requirements

    • At least four years in a QA position in Mobile or Console.
    • Solid experience with Mobile Platforms and their operating systems.
    • Solid experience with creating Checklists, Test-Cases & Action Plans.
    • Strong communication skills and able to work as part of a team.
    • Experience with leading a small team of Testers.
    • Project and test management experience.
    • Ability to identify risks and escalate to applicable stakeholders.
    • Knowledge of software testing methodologies and practices.
    • Familiar with Free-to-play business model.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Excel or similar software.
    • Experience with project management software & issues databases such as Airtable, Favro, Hansoft, Test-Rail and JIRA.


    • Experience with finding key friction points using Metrics Tools and action on these from a QA POV. Metric Tools such as:

    • – TapJoy
    • – Facebook Analytics
    • – Unity Inteligence Dashboard
    • – iTunes Connect
    • – Google Play Console
    • – Tenjin

    • Experience with App Review Tools such as:

    • – AppAnnie
    • – AppBot
    • – Helpshift
    • – Google Play Console
      • Familiar with Ad Network SDKs used in Mobile F2P titles
      • Experience in working with outsourced QA teams

      • Experience with finding key friction points using Metrics Tools and action on these from a QA POV. Metric Tools such as:
      • – TapJoy
      • – Facebook Analytics
      • – Unity Inteligence Dashboard
      • – iTunes Connect
      • – Google Play Console
      • – Tenjin
      • Experience with App Review Tools such as:
      • – AppAnnie
      • – AppBot
      • – Helpshift
      • – Google Play Console
        • Familiar with Ad Network SDKs used in Mobile F2P titles
        • Experience in working with outsourced QA teams

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Salary

Competitive Salary

Job Type

Come join us

Benefits of working here

  • Extremely competitive bonus scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Core hours attendance (10am-4pm)
  • Staff social outings
  • Pension or Gym membership available
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Industry leading software including Unity, 3DS Max and Maya
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