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Head of Quality Assurance

RemoteUnited Kingdom, , LondonQA

Job description

We are looking for a new Head of Quality Assurance who will drive forward the quality of software development at HYD. You will oversee the implementation of policies and procedures for the software quality assurance function. Evaluates and monitors tools, methodologies, and automation to ensure effective testing and identification of defects. In this role you will manage and nurture the QA Team, helping them and the department grow into a world class software development team.

Job requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing strategy regarding test cases, plans and procedures
  • Designing test scripts and frameworks of automation tools
  • Implementing automation tools into CI/CD pipelines
  • Review and report on performance of the QA team through statistical analysis
  • Working closely with the development and business teams
  • Identify/determine suitable QA deliverables at the outset of each project
  • Ensure QA team understands the client’s business needs beyond test cases
  • Ensure standardisation of QA activities across the company
  • Supervising & mentoring QA specialists
  • Determining timelines and responsibilities
  • Applying best practices and ensuring that the team is using them
  • Analyse business requirements and prepare test cases and scenarios
  • Continuously learn about software testing and spread knowledge of new solutions throughout the wider team
  • Accountable for maintaining accurate documentation on QA deliverables for each project
  • Line management of the QA team

Experience and skills:

  • 5+ years of Quality Assurance/Testing experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in working with web and mobile applications
  • Familiarity with test management tools
  • Experience in the automation test development with the use of one of the following: Selenium, Appium, Playwright, Cypress, XCUITest/Espresso
  • Experience in creation and execution of API tests
  • Familiarity with visual regression testing
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a highly multi-project environment
  • Ability to analyse and understand business and functional aspects of the developed products
  • Experience in effective QA team management
  • Fluent English skills both verbal and written
  • Self-reliance and ability to self-organise
  • A good understanding of software product life cycles

HYD Background


At HYD we specialise in end to end digital product innovation, design and development.


We work closely with our clients, sometimes deeply within their organisations, as a natural extension of their team - with a purpose to drive positive and impactful change.


HYD (formerly Mobile5) was established in 2011 as the first “Mobile First” agency in the UK, but over the past decade have evolved into a 360 degree digital product agency. We're also apart of Omnicom Media Group, which give us access to a wide variety of high profile clients such as Samsung, Canon, PlayStation, GSK, Jaguar, Renault Sport, Virgin Media, Greggs, Xbox, Microsoft, John Lewis, Waitrose, Stagecoach and many more.


We're also proudly working with a portfolio of Series A/B funded startups, launch to market and scale.


Culture & People


Even though we're part of a wider network, we like to work in small collaborative teams with a mixture of disciplines from the beginning of a project. Our workplace culture is open, and we steer away from having layers of hierarchy. Our team is friendly, social and genuinely driven by solving problems and producing high quality work.


We enjoy regular social outings together, and foster an environment that is inclusive and supportive. We have community run committees and interest groups across areas such as diversity and inclusion, gaming, book club, yoga, football, learning new skills to help our people connect outside of our day-jobs.


We're looking to continue to build a culture where we produce excellent work and have fun while doing it.

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