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Head of QA and Automation

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Head of QA and Automation - up to £70k

Capita IT Resourcing is currently recruiting for a Head of QA and Automation to join our client in Central London on a permanent basis. My client's products are used by some of the biggest, global stars to create stunning, live performances and experiences. It is used in theatre, broadcast, film, live events, concert touring and fixed installs. Their users depend on my client's products which must be reliable; ensuring that all of the products are rock-solid is the most important they do and to further support this, they need to hire another Head of QA and Automation to manage their growing team. As the product range continues to develop and become more complex, the QA team is seeking more effective and smarter mechanisms or finding the issues. This is where you come in. Given the nature of our client's business, this role would suit candidates who have worked in the games industry.

Key areas of responsibility for the Head of QA and Automation:

  • Run the QA and Automation department
    ● Perform line management responsibilities for the QA team
    ● Work alongside developers and the Build Engineer to provide a robust and reliable
    automation process
    ● Maintain JIRA bug database
    ● Setup and maintain Testrail
    ● Setup and maintain test plans
    ● Report QA issues to Head of Development in appropriate timescale to circumvent
    future issues
    ● Open communication with the C-Team
    ● Develop still of existing QA team
    ● Maintain awareness of QA and Automation innovations to ensure we remain using
    the best systems
    ● Estimate test passes and manage expectations of stake holders to ensure they are
    aware of delivery timescale
    ● Take responsibility for approving releases and become the 'Gatekeeper of Quality'
    ● Always re-examine processes to ensure efficiency
    ● Meet regularly with the Head of Software Engineering

    As the leader of the Quality Assurance team you'll be responsible for making sure that our
    hardware and software releases are stable, perform well, and work for users in live events,
    on site - not just in the lab. As part of this, you'll gain an in-depth knowledge of the current
    product range and future product development in addition to how they interact with other
    equipment in order to find, understand and verify any issues before they hit our users.

    In addition to testing both our hardware and software range for updates, patches and fixes,
    you will be testing our products as they are developed. This may be, for example,
    innovations in our software or benchmarking a new SSD in prototype hardware.

Key skills and experience for the Head of QA and Automation:

  • Deep knowledge of bug databases, such as JIRA
    ● Deep knowledge of text tracking systems such as Testrail
    ● Deep knowledge of automation systems, including understanding of code support
    needed to use them
    ● Deep interest in Automated software development, as well as ad-hoc testing
    ● Extensive line management experience
    ● PC hardware literate
    ● Experience with Windows
    ● Experience with video or graphics editing tools or similar ideal
    ● Programming or scripting experience ideal
    ● Ability to adapt to changing priorities, new challenges and emerging technologies

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your updated CV in response to this advert for immediate consideration.

Head of QA and Automation - up to £70k

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