We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland, our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. In 2022 we launched TalkTV, a major new TV channel available to everyone across the UK, delivering a schedule of news, current affairs, entertainment and sport, with Piers Morgan in a primetime evening show. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning digital and print, audio and video, events and experiences, our brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.
Your team: The Platform Integration team is responsible for maintaining the standards that encourage quality throughout all aspects of our technology. We aspire to be a centre of excellence for Quality Assurance, Automation and Non functional testing.
We are an Engineering Acceleration Team who work across all the major title teams like Times Media Group, The Sun, Broadcasting, Customer Platform team and Pubsys.
Your role: You'll be an important part of this Platform Integration Team in delivering quality software, required to lead from the front, To show proactivity, initiative, excellent teamwork and good judgement. You will help define, implement Test and Automation Strategy continuously improve and adopt quality standards and metrics You will be managing our geo-located teams across London, Bangalore and Sofia and will be reporting directly to the Head of QA based in our London office.
Day to day you will:
You'll work in an agile environment with the Platform Integration leadership team and with stakeholders to ensure the quality standards across all our apps and websites.
You'll collaborate with your peers across QA, DevOps and engineering in London, Sofia and Bangalore to advocate QA/Automation Test Strategy.
Working with third party vendors and partners to make sure that the websites, apps and other features developed are aligned with News UK standards.
Managing QA tools like Browesstack, Balazemeter, Percy etc.
Taking care of all beta releases(both IOS and Android) and device management.
Running Hackathons, Lunch and Learn sessions, Automation guilds.
You as a QA lead take ownership of QA activities, oversee, participate and evolve the QA process.
What we're looking for from you:
Devising and designing automation framework using Cypress for web based applications and also building automation frameworks for apps using Xcuitest or Appium for ios and android apps
Test Management (Zephyr) across the full life cycle involving internally developed and partner/vendor managed solutions
Ability to build test teams and drive testing activities proactively, managing risk and assuring the quality of the delivery for all dev/test life cycles using Agile/Kanban methodologies
Strong knowledge of Integration testing (E2E) and testing methodologies
Previous experience of using CI/CD tools like circle CI and hands on experience in cloud technologies(AWS)
Ability to build relationships with, and influence, key stakeholders, programme resources, and partners/vendors
As a QA lead, build a structured approach to delivery and the ability to prioritise and re-prioritise as necessary
Experience of managing technical SDET's and senior QA Engineer
Life at News: At News UK our people are our heartbeat - they are the driving force behind our brands and we want to enable people to thrive. Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like. Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.
We championdiversity and inclusion (https://www.news.co.uk/diversity-and-inclusion-at-news-uk/) , we strive to maximise and encourage every individual's potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 11 employee-led networks.
We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. Some of what we offer includes:
A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;
Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.
Private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions
Discounted gym memberships , ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes
'Bikes for Work' scheme
Access to wellbeing benefits such as physio/massage and counselling
We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.
News UK is an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all.