Devolver has a requirement for a QA Manager within the Development and Production group. This position will have a specific function and provide support to other activities and functions across the Devolver wider team. This includes internal development studios, marketing team, game release process and most importantly the production team.
The role is a management one, both of data collection and deployment, and overseeing a small team of QA specialists in their support of project development. This means that the position requires significant experience due to the reporting requirements and continuous outward facing nature of the work to several parties internally and externally.
This document identifies the primary role with key relationships. Activity including management and delivery. Approach spanning methods and values. Finally, it covers the person specification.
Develop an understanding of the capabilities of our development teams to implement compliance and achieve high quality within project titles. Bug management, build management to external agencies, QA strengths and weaknesses.
Manage and improve the skills and capability of the Devolver QA team as it expands. Understanding where the usual development gaps are that require the team's help, bolstering that set of capabilities over time.
Report via dashboards, in person and calls any of the team's activity that’s critical to Production, Marketing and Senior Management teams.
Manage the QA team budgeting requirements and spending, working closely with Finance.
Observe QA budgets for our 3rd party QA suppliers with the QA Co-ordinator.
Daily and weekly updating and management of reporting systems and dashboards. Creating reports and tracking progress of the team and its work.
Measure and track activity to build up a usable and expanding knowledge base of information regarding compliance failures and QA best practice.
Streamlining build pipelines from developers destined for external review and submission, working in conjunction with the Release Manager and QA Co-ordinator to keep everything running smoothly.
Setting up focus/feedback/beta testing for the Production group with external partners, identifying requirements.
Supporting the Release Manager and Development teams in the preparation of submission and release documentation.
Monitor weekly the deployment of the team for the greatest efficiency and the highest urgency.
Work directly and deeply with development teams to support and improve their schedules, quality systems and timelines.
Drive towards an on-time delivery and in budget outcome rather than ‘it will be ready when it’s ready’ approach. Meaning better up-front quality and compliance planning.
Embrace continuous improvement in the systems and structure of the team's delivery and how it supports all teams.
Foster respectful, direct, and strong relationships with Devolver departments and all developers internal or external.
Understand capability, interaction, and experience levels of the partners that the QA team supports, so as to not overpower developers.
Support the development teams QA learning to incrementally improve, at their pace.
Educate all people that interact with the QA team regarding its capabilities and range of support.
Accept feedback to improve and to expand services as the project catalogue expands.
Please submit applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘QA Manager - Your Name’ in the subject line and include: