Test Lead

Sky Betting & Gaming Published: August 2, 2017
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Bet tribe:

A thoroughbred Tribe with speed, agility, and chess-like strategy at our core, we design, develop, test and maintain skybet.com. We also run Super 6 and the Fantasy Football league for Sky Sports

Pushing new tech to its limits, we deliver resilient, scalable, high performing systems. And own the development process from automated infrastructure build and code release toolchains to monitoring performance metrics in real-time

Join our Tribe in Leeds and you’ll work with the best digital minds. You’ll create innovative products and applications. And you’ll develop systems and software that can handle the biggest of challenges - like 11m financial transactions every Saturday afternoon


Why not have a look at the Bet tribe video:   http://bit.ly/2o4Lt9Z


What you’ll do:

  • Lead a distributed team of testers working on multiple work streams in the Bet Customer Tribe
  • Represent and be the point of contact for testing matters in your Tribe
  • Be accountable for the testing done in your squads
  • Understand the company vision and strategic goals and how this relates to day to day activities
  • Undertake line management of Testers in the Tribe
  • Be willing and able to conduct hands on testing
  • Facilitate the expansion of testing activities done by Test Engineers
  • Ensure continuous improvement of testing practices


How you’ll do it:

You will report into the Test Manager for the Bet Customer Tribe and you will be expected to shape the testing done on your squad’s applications and services

  • Use your knowledge of web applications, with your squads, you will be testing at both the API / service level and through a UI. Our services are delivered through desktop and mobile browsers and also native apps on iOS and Android.
  • Ensure a targeted approach is taken to testing selecting devices based on customer value
  • Plan ahead for technology changes and ensure we are not caught out by releases to OS’s or hardware
  • Steer an effective test automation strategy with your test engineers
  • Working very closely with your teams you will perform day to day coaching of your direct reports and other general line management activities. This includes collaborating on development plans, having regular 1-2-1’s, and undertaking performance management
  • As your squads evolve you will be heavily involved in our recruitment process; reviewing CV’s, conducting interviews and collaborating on hiring decisions


Other skills we would value:

  • Line management experience
  • Betting industry knowledge
  • Knowledge of performance testing tools
  • Working knowledge of Jenkins or other CI tools
  • Experience of the Atlassion suite (Jira, Confluence, Stash/Bitbucket) and GIT, or other similar tooling
  • Experience testing systems using PHP, Node, Javascript, Push, React, Message Queueing


How we work:

We work as small agile squads consisting mainly of engineers and testers plus other supporting roles.

Teams manage work using a Kanban workflow and we organize ourselves using the familiar inceptions, daily standups and regular retrospectives

We are very open to change and finding new more effective ways of working

We operate a no-blame culture where we focus on learning from mistakes and using that knowledge to make us more effective in future

Learning and development is important and we allocate every Friday afternoon for you to study as you choose

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