QA Lead

Who are we?

StoryToys is a Top-Ten children’s app creator, delivering a suite of apps for children between the ages of 2 and 8. We work with the world’s biggest entertainment IP, translating their loved characters to a digital world. We publish worldwide, in 26 languages with monthly active users in the millions. We are based in Dublin, Ireland but work with a large global team.

 

As a QA Lead you will work with our development teams to test our apps and provide support. As part of a multidisciplinary agile team you will be responsible for the testing and submission process; providing best practice guidance, and using your experience to help streamline processes. Other duties will include general assistance with projects, troubleshooting, and testing our platform services.

This is a great opportunity to play a pivotal role in an exciting, creative, multi-project, and fast-paced studio. The right candidate will find lots of opportunities to learn and grow within a supportive environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with our development teams to make entertaining, educational, cross-platform mobile games to be played by millions of players.
  • As part of the development team you will provide testing for our mobile apps and other platform services.
  • Update the App Stores and submit apps to Apple, Google and Amazon for certification. You will ensure that content of the releases are clearly understood and communicated.
  • Help shape our apps by providing key insights and feedback to your team while maintaining awareness of partner requirements.
  • Help to manage the release of our apps in conjunction with the PM.
  • Continuously work to improve the test and release process. Investigate better strategies for performing our key functions.
  • Have a strong input into the test process. Champion best practice for testing to ensure quality outputs and efficient work practices.
  • Support the teams in many different areas such as creating builds, creating documentation and knowledge of 3rd party tools.
  • Communicate effectively with all disciplines across the company.
  • Work closely with artists, designers and engineers to help improve the experience for our customers.
  • Accurately scope tasks and contribute to team planning.
  • Create test cases and test plans as required.
  • Work closely with the other members of the QA team to share information and knowledge.
  • Be part of a cross disciplinary team that uses a scrum-like process.
  • Provide feedback and support to the whole team to ensure that release schedules are adhered to.

 

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of testing experience, preferable with mobile apps.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Must be proactive and be comfortable working as part of a highly collaborative team as well as independently when needed.
  • Have a technical mindset.
  • Ability to efficiently investigate and troubleshoot problems when they arise.

 

Nice to Have:

  • ISTQB foundation level.
  • Previous experience in an Agile environment.  
  • Knowledge of continuous integration systems (e.g. Jenkins).
  • Working knowledge of Amazon systems (S3, DynamoDB etc.) and web proxies (e.g. Fiddler, Charles etc.).
  • Knowledge of basic scripting (e.g. Python, Javascript, Applescript, Google Apps Script).

 

We have a beautiful office space in the heart of Dublin city, however remote working can be facilitated where appropriate.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your details to careers@storytoys.com with the role title and your name in the subject line.