QA Lead

EngineeringRemote, Los Angeles, California


Position at IGN

About Us

IGN is one of the biggest games media brands on the planet and we are a passionate engineering team who support delivering content and products to millions of people across the globe 24/7. Loosely based around our offices in LA and SF we are predominantly a remote team spread across the US and beyond. We are an Agile based team with multiple projects running concurrently and as required release process.

Our tech stack is based on NodeJS (React) backed by GraphQL APIs and SQL databases, all hosted in the public cloud (with the standard sprinkling of caches and CDN components). We are on a QA journey and looking for ways to improve coverage with automation to provide faster feedback to our developers and move away from manual testing and are looking for somebody to lead us on that journey.

Unsurprisingly you will find members of the team passionate about gaming, movie and geek culture but there are also bikers (both powered and not), musicians and travelers. Above all we are open and caring and we value teamwork, sharing and inclusivity.

About You

As the QA lead you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of all products released by IGN's engineering team. You are passionate about test automation and building replicable and metric driven testing. You understand the balance required between automation and manual testing. 

As we're a remote engineering team you need to be comfortable with building relationships via text and video communication. You are also able to self start and set expectations realistically of what is possible and what is not.

We are looking for somebody to take the lead in ensuring quality 

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day management and mentorship of the QA team.
  • Work directly with the QA, Developer and DevOps team members to build and maintain efficient automated testing pipelines as part of our CICD processes.
  • Ensuring that software is released in a timely manner and communicating back to the business expectations of testing requirements and available bandwidth.
  • Working with the Product team to ensure test coverage is appropriate for the designed product.
  • Work with the Business Intelligence team to ensure key events are properly tracked and instrumented.
  • Drive excellence across the QA team ensuring that team members are enabled and empowered to execute on your vision.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of testing process and best practises
  • Prior use of JavaScript based test automation platforms.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment with CICD pipelines.

Bonus Points

  • Knowledge of Docker and NodeJS (React)
  • Knowledge of GraphQL
  • Knowledge of Cypress or Applitools
  • Experience of doing battle with Jenkins