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Songkick is the great live music startup. Since 2007, we’ve set about making it as easy, fun and fair as possible for you to see your favorite artists live. Right now, more than 15 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover awesome concerts and never ever miss out.

With over 6 million event listings, we’re the biggest concert service on the planet. Across web, iPhone, Android, and through rich partnerships with Spotify, Pandora, Facebook and more, Songkick is the definitive and trusted home for live music online.

We’ve always put fans first. We’re a small, fast-moving team packed to the brim with digital expertise, committed to solving real problems for our users. Live music is for everyone, and we work hard to empower our community, add meaningful value and cut out the BS along the way.

We do our best work when we’re happy, respectful and relaxed. Our values and work ethic have got us far, and as we grow we’ll never shake that small startup feel. Earlier this year we became part of the Warner Music Group family, opening up epic new realms of opportunities to bring fans and artists closer together.

You can read more about who we are, how we work and what we’re building over on our technology blog.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Test Lead to inform and shape quality here at Songkick. You’ll be responsible for managing the test team, overseeing and driving the testing process, and empowering the product team to own quality to ensure we build high quality products for fans, artists and partners. You’ll work with a world-class team of designers, developers, testers, and industry experts to do so.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • You have experience managing testers
  • You have experience defining and shaping a test & quality strategy for a team
  • You are passionate about exploratory testing and have experience working within an agile software development team
  • You can ensure testing and quality is an integral part of the software development lifecycle
  • You have an agile mindset and can adapt quickly to constantly changing situations 
  • You are excited to work with a team practising continuous delivery and understand how testing lives within that process
  • You are excited to work with developers to make them better testers
  • You have excellent communication skills 
  • You are excited to improve our testing approach, drive process change and define what the testing vision is at Songkick
  • You are excited to work on a wide range of technologies and systems in a fast paced environment
  • You can confidently talk about testing to your team, stakeholders and the wider business

BIG PLUS IF YOU HAVE

  • Experience with test frameworks and automation tools including experience of CI tools such as Jenkins
  • Experience with CD practices and principles 
  • Experience testing native mobile applications 
  • Managerial experience 
  • A love of live music
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