QA Manager

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We are the makers of casual mobile hit Love & Pies, which globally launched in September 2021 and has now found its way into the hands of millions of players around the world. We’re backed by Supercell, one of the biggest and best in the industry.

‍We make games for everyone that are snackable yet nourishing — built to fit into your daily life, but with the emotional depth of your favourite TV show. Our team always comes first at Trailmix, and our culture is built on both high performance and high care — we strive to be the best versions of ourselves, but always within an environment based on inclusivity, respect and safety, no matter who you are or where you come from.

About the role

We’re looking for a QA Manager to help support our growing QA team, working across Love & Pies, as well as new games and tools.  This role will report directly to our CTO and will work with a team of highly collaborative testers, developers and other disciplines to build mobile, free-to-play casual games.

As a QA Manager you will be responsible for mentoring the QA team, helping to grow their skills and advance their careers.  You’ll work with the CTO and COO to make sure the QA team is in the best shape it can be.

This role suits an individual who has the desire to not only progress their career within mobile games, but also play a key part in achieving Trailmix’s mission: to foster a culture of trust, respect and creativity which allows us to make beautiful long-lasting games that can be played by everyone. If you flourish in a small, agile, fast paced and busy environment, then this might just be your place.


  • Guide the QA team to be the best versions of themselves - you will directly line manage the internal test team, managing their goals and working with them as a mentor to advance their skills
  • Help the team day to day - you will be there for the QA team every step of the way, coordinating the planning and execution of test plans and leading by example
  • Closely collaborate with the developers, production and other functions - You will have an understanding of everything being built, and ensure we have adequate support and planning to cover it all
  • Manage the external testing teams - providing clear guidance to them on our expectations, scaling them according to our upcoming workloads, and managing those relationships
  • Create metrics on the quality of our games and how we’re doing across the testing team
  • Find new ways of achieving higher quality via new tools, services, or ways of working
  • Actively participate in our recruitment efforts for both internal and external testers


  • Strong hands-on experience in testing mobile games
  • Experience managing a team of QA testers
  • Solid understanding of agile software development processes
  • Good knowledge of iOS and Android ecosystems - experience in testing games for both platforms
  • Experience across multiple testing techniques - functional, regression, performance
  • A love for mobile casual games and a solid understanding of what goes into building a F2P game
  • Ability to multitask and keep calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with test automation tools and frameworks
  • Experience working with Playfab or other BaaS platforms
  • Management experience for external test teams
  • Other experience across other platforms, eg: PC, console, handheld


Trailmix operates under a hybrid work model - we have 3 days a week (Monday, Thursday & Friday) in person at our brand new studio in Kings Cross with the remaining 2 days available to work from home.


  • Flexible working
  • Contributory Pension
  • Tax advantaged Stock options
  • Fully comprehensive Private Medical Care (premiums paid by Trailmix)
  • 28 days Holiday (including 3 company holiday days around Christmas)
  • Free drinks and snacks in the office
  • Company gifts and swag
  • Socials and events

Inclusive Culture

Trailmix was founded to make a positive impact on our players, our community, and our colleagues. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture, and fostering an environment where people can flourish is our priority. We think it’s vital that players see themselves represented in games, and in Love & Pies we showcase the beautiful diversity of life. Love & Pies represents the people we are and the people we love, and we’re always looking to add more people who want to design games for everyone.

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