Test Manager

Date: 10 Jun 2024

Location: Zoetermeer, NL

Company: Miniclip

Job Description

As the Test Manager, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring software product quality by leading and managing a six-person QA team. You will be responsible for designing and implementing QA processes, creating and executing test plans, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality software solutions. 

Your team, under your leadership, will play a pivotal role in ensuring seamless releases, enhancing the overall user experience for players engaging with our games. It will be your responsibility to furnish comprehensive reports to the management team, offering insights into the quality of our games. Your expertise will be crucial in establishing and upholding quality standards, with a focus on devising effective solutions to meet and exceed them.

What will you be doing at Miniclip?

We encourage you to use your experience to lead improvements in our automated testing at the company. We aim to use more automated tests to make our testing environment more efficient and robust. You'll take the lead in driving this initiative, seizing any opportunities that come your way. Your commitment to quality assurance is key to making our games top-notch. Your natural talent for defining quality criteria and turning them into well-organized test plans is a crucial part of your role. Let's make our games even better together!

As a leader, you will spearhead and oversee a dynamic team of QA engineers, offering unwavering guidance, mentorship, and support. Leveraging your robust management skills, you will actively contribute to the growth of your team by aiding them in skill development, assisting in setting personalized development goals, facilitating their achievement, and managing their performance. Your commitment extends to implementing targeted training programs designed to elevate the skills and knowledge base of each QA team member.

In fostering a collaborative work environment, you will play a pivotal role in establishing effective partnerships between QA team members and cross-functional teams, which include developers, product managers, and other stakeholders. Your adept leadership will be instrumental in bridging communication gaps and ensuring seamless cooperation across diverse teams, ultimately contributing to the success of our collective endeavors.

In addition to your leadership and managerial responsibilities, you'll stay hands-on by actively participating in testing and test automation. As a Lead QA, you'll help out with the development teams, ensuring and proving the quality of newly developed features. Through KPI monitoring, you'll identify areas where your expertise can provide the greatest value, contributing to the continuous enhancement of our products.

What are we looking for?

  • Academic working and thinking level;
  • A relevant IT/Informatics education;
  • Strong experience with execution and analysis;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a management role;
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language;
  • Strong experience with using Scrum for software development;
  • Ability to identify and solve problems with sufficient accuracy and creativity;
  • Proven experience with both manual and automated testing;
  • Plus: experience with software for manual testing of mobile apps;
  • Plus: experience with automated testing for mobile devices;
  • Plus: real passion for sports and/or games;
  • Plus: working with Jira for task management;
  • Last but not least: you have a good sense of humor and desire to work with fun people!

About Miniclip

Miniclip is a global leader in digital games and one of the world's biggest developers and publishers of mobile games, with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. It distributes highly engaging games to a global audience of over 400 million monthly and 70 million daily active users across mobile, social, and online platforms. Operating in 10 countries, Miniclip develops and launches games in multiple categories across its 17 studios.
Founded in 2001 with an internationally recognised brand name, Miniclip has successfully grown a global audience across 195 countries and six continents. It has a unique understanding of the digital games space, developing and distributing a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games globally.
To date, Miniclip’s studios and companies, which have generated more than 8 billion downloads, include the following digital games: 8 Ball Pool™, Subway Surfers™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™, Carrom Pool™, OSM - Online Soccer Manager™, Football Rivals ™, Pure Sniper ™, Puzzle Page ™, Head Ball 2™, Motorsport Manager™, Darts of Fury™, Ultimate Golf™, Mini Football ™, Triple Match 3D ™ and Agar.io™.