February 4, 2019

QA Lead

Job Description

Reporting to the QA manager, you will input into and help in the implementation of the QA strategy. Where necessary and appropriate, you will supervise and assign work to the local and offshore teams and report upon their progress. You will act as the individual responsible for ensuring all necessary steps have been taken to guarantee any production releases have met the fitness for purpose criteria prior to production launch.The successful candidate will have proven their leadership capabilities, ability to work within teams and on their own initiative, in a fast paced highly dynamic working environment. Exposure to both Android and iOS native applications would be a distinct advantage as would knowledge of and the ability to use various test tools available to exercise mobile apps.

Ideal Candidates should be able to demonstrate

  • Ability to lead and to foster technical relationships between stakeholders, with between 2 - 4 years previous experience in a similar role;
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, managing multiple projects at once;
  • Experience working in a fast paced Agile environment, responding to continuously changing business needs;
  • Experience leading a team of software testers;
  • Knowledge of mobile testing, specifically native applications, on the major mobile platforms, and technologies and test tools;
  • Knowledge of test asset management tools such as TestRail or similar;
  • Prior use authoring test cases in BDD format;
  • Experience with JIRA or similar issue tracking system;
  • Experience working with and managing offshore teams (India/Poland);
  • Test strategy, planning (Planning Poker), estimation, regression and functional testing;
  • Experience in building and designing test cases, strong analytical & problem solving, documentation, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of how to use automation to aid testing, and ability to prioritise appropriate scenarios;
  • Thorough understanding of the SDLC in the Agile context and how large, distributed, multi-channel systems are organised and structured; being conscious of the interdependencies involved in heterogeneous technical environments;


Applicants will be expected to have knowledge & ability to include some or all of the following:

  • Exposure to different mobile technologies, Android or iOS;
  • Various flavours;
  • Ability to gather debug information using the relevant SDK tools for iOS or Android;
  • Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset; Jira, Confluence etc…
  • Knowledge of Test Asset management tools such as TestRail (;
  • Knowledge of the deployment mechanisms in use e.g. Continuous Integration systems such as Jenkins
  • Prior use of test support systems such as TestFlight or HockeyApp;
  • Ability to prioritise work and offshore team assignments in order to maintain sight and capacity to meet release deadlines;

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February 11, 2019


Colm O'Rourke
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