Development Manager, Test

We are looking for a brilliant Development Manager, Test to join our team. As a Development Manager, Test at Kik you are the last line of defense before shipping new releases to millions of users. You’re highly determined and are committed to ensuring Kik is always shipping a high quality product. You have a keen eye for usability and are an advocate for great user experiences.

As a Development Manager, Test at Kik, you’ll lead our test tribe as we bridge the gap between manual testing and automated testing.

Your Impact:

  • Lead a team of Test Developers in ensuring a high quality experience for users by the functional testing of Kik’s native clients
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop processes and practices to solve development and quality challenges
  • Review test plans for gaps in test coverage and provide coaching to team members
  • Ensure successful releases to the App & Play stores by organizing release cycles, reporting project statuses, test plan design and execution
  • Collaborate with teams of developers, product managers, and designers throughout feature development of new products
  • Mentor team members and enable them to achieve a high level of success
  • Be an advocate for quality within the company

About You:

  • You are an expert in finding defects and design issues in software products throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • You are passionate about our users and consistently advocate for them
  • You have high expectations of quality, software performance, and security
  • You can clearly identify, measure, and track data that keeps a quantitative heartbeat on our quality levels  
  • You can identify risks in relation to gaps in analysis and test coverage
  • You have experience with mobile apps, preferably with both Android and iOS
  • 4+ years experience leading a team of QA analysts or equivalent
  • Past contributions to best practices and process improvements
  • Effective in working with technical teams, with strong interpersonal and communication skills

Perks:

  • Generous Health, Drug, and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage
  • Stock options
  • Flexible work hours
  • Catered lunch and dinner 
  • Flexible vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December
  • Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service, and fitness classes
  • Much more!

About Kik:

Kik connects the world through chat. Kik is a chat platform with millions of active users where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in Toronto, New York and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit kik.com.

About Kin:

Created by Kik, Kin is a cryptocurrency that brings together a broad group of participants to create an open ecosystem of digital services that prioritizes consumer experience and choice. Implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token, Kin will serve as the basis of interoperability within the Kin Ecosystem. For more information, please go to kin.kik.com.