Lead QA

Aiming to create best-in-class experiences that last forever in players memories, a team of Game Industry veterans is building a new AAA Open World game studio in Barcelona.
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What we need:

Smilegate Barcelona is seeking an experienced Lead Quality Assurance to lead a team of highly skilled QA Testers and automation programmers. Your leadership should create an environment for them to perform in the most effective way, fostering a culture that balances productivity, innovation, learning and healthy communication. 

We are looking for someone with:

  • The ability to operate at high and low level: capable of hands-on work as well as leader and mentor to your team.
  • A strong understanding of how to support all departments, from gameplay to core engine tools.
  • Strategic thinker: create an environment of tools so QA can focus on what matter most.
  • A deep desire to build up a world class international QA team.

What the role involves:

Working hand in hand with Programming and Design Leads to build a structure to support rapid prototyping while keeping build stability in the long term.

  • Coordinate with DevOps to define the build process and QA pipelines that balance rapid iteration with stability.
  • Plan and execute with automation engineers tools to optimize the pipelines so testers do not execute repetitive tasks.
  • Be the representative and champion for QA to all other parties.
  • Stablish the QA workflows in JIRA and make sure the quality of the information in the bug database is as useful as possible for the rest of departments.
  • Analyze, validate and incorporate feedback from the team and external user testing.
  • Help build up a world class QA team by being involved in the interviewing and hiring process:
    • Be the mentor, guide and leader of your team of handpicked coders.
    • Provide meaningful feedback to your team through team meetings, 1 on 1 sessions and 360 feedback.
    • Be on top of the personal development goals of your testers, making sure there is always a healthy environment that fosters learning.

Role requirements:

  • Excellent track record - credited on at least 2 shipped AAA games either as Lead QA tester.
  • Working experience in a modern console environment.
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment.
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools.
  • Ability to lead and delegate as required.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Why join us?

We offer you an excellent place to work in the center of Barcelona, well communicated in a sunny office. We will keep you engaged and motivated. You will be part of the next AAA open world game and you will enjoy the process.

But let's go to the details:

  • Medical Insurance

    Smilegate will cover you with our medical plan.

  • Office perks

    Weekly fresh fruit, tasty coffee, and other office daily needs.

  • More benefits incoming

    Stay tuned! We're working to get an amazing welcome pack for our new joiners.

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