Mobile QA Lead/Manager at Smule
San Francisco, CA, US

Smule is on a mission to bring the world together through music. Music is much more than listening… it's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people. With 50 million monthly active users creating over 20 million songs every day, Smule is connecting people all over the world through the joy of making music and transforming the music landscape from one of passive listening to collaborative creative expression and active engagement.  

This position will take ownership of a project and will lead testing efforts from the very beginning to the end of a release cycle. You should be able to work in a fast-moving agile environment and be capable of supporting parallel releases.

What You’ll Do

  • Directly manage a team of QA Technicians, which are embedded into development teams, including hiring, managing performance, career coaching/development, etc.
  • Work with Engineering (mobile, web, and backend) in an agile squad-based environment to thoroughly test and verify new features in a timely manner before they are released
  • Work with the other Quality Leads and Quality Managers, as well as with Engineering and Product Managers to advise on, and execute, the right QA strategy for our iOS, Android, and web apps
  • Minimize number of bugs discovered by our users
  • Understand the lifecycle of features and releases, and work with process owners to provide feedback for continuously improving those processes
  • Work with our other Smule office, located in Europe, requiring frequent early morning interactions
  • Identify metrics to monitor and continuously improve software quality and QA testing
  • Own our manual QA processes and tools for feature testing
  • Write and execute test plans with your team if needed

 About You

  • 6+ years of experience as a QA tech/engineer 
  • 3+ years in mobile testing on iOS and Android
  • 3+ years of leading a QA team
  • Experience leading projects and working in cross-functional teams with high collaboration
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of software development/release processes and branching models
  • Self-driven and have great attention to details
  • Passionate about high quality products, and ways to improve product test coverage
  • Have fun, positive attitude with great communication skills
  • Strong work ethics and values

 The Ideal Candidate

  • Programming experience (especially in java, kotlin, obj-c, swift, or python)
  • Experience working with Charles Proxy
  • Speak 2+ languages – correlation with Smule’s diverse user base in India, Indonesia, Philippine, Spain, Brazil and Spanish / French speaking countries
  • Passion for something that Smule is about: music, audio/video, social experiences

Company Perks & Benefits

  • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k Plan
  • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
  • Free catered lunches and dinners