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Senior/Lead QA Engineer (mobile)

£50,000 - £65,000+

Monday 02 Mar 2020

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Play Sports Network - best known by its GCN, GMBN and GTN video channels, reaching 45m views monthly - is hiring a is hiring a Senior/Lead QA Engineer for Android and iOS.
** Until precautions are lifted, your interviews, induction and employment will be conducted remotely  **
We're building new social media for the global community that loves cycling. Our aim is to entertain, educate, inform and inspire. Think; video, content and data-rich immersive experiences delivered via native apps utilising ML-enabled capabilities, underpinned by insightful analytics and a comprehensive data warehouse. And much more to follow.
We offer progression for a hands-on and practiced QA Engineer, optionally becoming technical lead on testing for the development team. You may also contribute to quality around the platform back end, if you wish.
Collaborating with our software test engineers and developers, you'll be joining at a time when you can make a considerable impact across many greenfield projects - guiding on quality across multi discipline teams, helping identify and resolve issues we didn't know we have.
You'll be given time to do the right thing, in the right way, supported within the right culture. We dedicate time to innovation and improvement. We'll encourage you to take regular learning days, and you may attend or talk at conferences and meetups if you wish.
Upcoming projects within the test team
  • Leading by example, embodying the values that help us improve our code
  • Supporting a culture of postmortems and continuous improvement
  • Establishing a risk-based approach to exploratory testing
  • Guiding on and validating the intricacies of Android and iOS
  • Testing for accessibility, security, performance, integration etc.
  • Improving QA processes, tooling and automation
  • < your idea here >
We're looking for
  • Someone adept at comprehensively testing Android and/or iOS apps
  • Understanding of Agile and TDD / BDD principles
  • Exposure to an automation framework e.g. Appium, Codeception, Litmus, BrowserStack
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Trello or similar
  • Someone who works inclusively, helps others and shares knowledge
  • Solid understanding of computer science, gained from industry or study
  • Considering senior or lead software test jobs in Bath - or commutable from Bristol - such as: Android QA Engineer | Android Test Engineer | iOS QA Engineer | iOS Test Engineer | Mobile QA Engineer | Software Test Engineer | Quality Engineer etc.
You may optionally bring - or like to gain - skills exploring any of
  • Testing web applications and back ends
  • Moving from simple user stories to TDD/BDD stories that use gherkin-like syntax
  • macOS
  • Test management tools e.g. TestRail

Current ecosystem - we'll welcome your influence

Swift, iOS | Kotlin, Firebase | ReactJS | Node.js | Python | Magento | Agile | Google Cloud Platform | MongoDB | CI/CD | Jira | Slack 

Salary and benefits
  • £50,000 - £65,000+ joining salary - we're keeping an open mind
  • Discretionary relocation assistance 
  • Ongoing professional development e.g. support for training/certifications (e.g. ISTQB)
  • Flexible and family-friendly working practices - tell us what you need | recently refurbished city centre office | MacBook Pro and dual monitors | generous holidays | company pension scheme | good coffee machine | bike parking | really good showers | free fruit and jelly sweets | relaxed office environment
About us
Play Sports Group (PSG) is the world’s leading digital sports media company focused on cycling and tri-sports. 
Headquartered in Bath with 200+ employees and growing fast, PSG recently secured further investment from Discovery Inc, the global media group behind brands including the Discovery Channel and Eurosport. This investment, which resulted in Discovery taking a controlling stake in PSG, will fund the continued development of the Group. 
You'll find us open to new things and you can influence where we go and how we get there. You'll have a voice and a lot of freedom in design, technology choice and influence over the roadmap. You may use the most modern practices and the latest components from open source and commercial providers. You'll be given time to do the right thing, in the right way, supported within the right culture. We dedicate time to innovation. We'll encourage you to take regular learning days, and you can attend or talk at conferences and meetups, and to contribute relevant upstream to projects, if you wish.
Location: central Bath - 15 minutes walk from Bath Spa station, commutable from Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
Timing: you may join us right away, or any time before July - please engage now for firm commitment
Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Andrew at techfolk to find out more:
0117 318 2447 | hello[at] | [at]we_are_techfolk
RECRUITERS: Play Sports Network has selected techfolk as our exclusive recruitment partner for this position and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed