QA team leader

The company

The Lead Agency is a fast-growing technology business with 15 years’ experience in lead generation and customer acquisition. We are a trusted growth partner to some of the world’s biggest and most ambitious organisations.

We connect consumers to products and services that fulfil their needs, help organisations to find and acquire new customers and enable publishers to monetise their audiences.

We are a thriving company with over 100+ specialists located across our Liverpool HQ, London and New York offices.

The Lead Agency is made up of talented, creative and determined people.  We seek ambitious forward thinkers who are equally passionate and driven for career success.

The job

You will be joining The Lead Agency to build out a QA team. Previously the QA activity has been shared amongst digital teams however introducing a more formal approach is long overdue and we are now looking to create this dedicated team.

You will be coming into a newly created role and therefore responsible for shaping the process and QA approach the business uses going forward. Initially you will be very ‘hands-on’ however over time we would see the role incorporating more managerial duties as you build the team beneath you.

You will report directly to the CTO but will obviously work closely with Programme Manager and development teams on a daily basis.

The responsibilities

Your main initial responsibilities will be as follows:

  • To implement formal QA process into the product development lifecycle.
  • To advance existing automated testing approaches including website testing with tools such as Selenium and Ghost Inspector.
  • To create test plans and execute tests against new developments.
  • To manage the regression testing process.
  • To assist with configuration of software monitoring and alerting tools.

The company uses JIRA for all project and task management and you will work with the Programme Manager to introduce the QA process into the JIRA workflows.

The ideal candidate & skills

We are looking for a highly experienced tester with knowledge across manual and automated test approaches. Ideally you will be ISEB qualified although mandatory requirements are:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a QA lead/team manager role
  • Experience with recruitment and line management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with .Net and web technologies
  • Understanding of SQL scripting
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

The culture

The Lead Agency is a fast-moving and creative company that believes that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

We value ambition and persistence, and we encourage each other to drive progress through continual improvement and innovation. We’re working on exciting projects with the potential to transform our industry and allow us to expand both in the UK and internationally.

Our headquarters offer one of Liverpool’s best locations to work in – a bright, open plan office on the 13th floor of the Unity Building, offering spectacular panoramic views of our city.

Balance is important to us, which is why we offer flexible working hours, free personal training and squash games, subsidised gym membership… and a free office bar every Friday! In addition, we have regular nights out and charity events throughout the calendar.

The application

The Lead Agency appreciates the time you’ve taken to consider the details and we welcome your application.

To begin your application please send your CV or LinkedIn profile to careers@theleadagency.com or call +44 (0)151 221 9889 to discuss the role.

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