Test/QA Analyst (PokerStars)

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role

We are looking for a Test/QA Analyst with strong Poker knowledge to join our busy and dynamic team based in Bulgaria. The team’s primary goal is to be defect-preventive with the use of a risk-based approach to testing incorporating both manual and automated executions!

Why we need you:

As part of our strong QA Team you will analyse project documentation to ensure a detailed understanding of business and technical requirements and where necessary - work with stakeholders to ensure completeness. Documentation may include business requirements, functional specifications, process flow diagrams and user stories, produced at varying levels of formality, dependent on risk and complexity.

You should collaborate with business partners on production of test designs with constant review and feedback for delivery from development. Providing estimates of testing effort based on content and risk.

Liaise with product managers and developers to derive logical sets of prioritised test suites, assessing resource requirements and timescales for test execution to ensure they can be run in the available project time.

You should be able to identify the test conditions, then design and author relevant test scenarios and test cases which will effectively exercise the item under test, applicable to both new and existing product functionality.

You have to ensure that test scenarios and test cases are written in a manner cognizant of automation requirements.

Who are we looking for:

If you are curious by nature, passionate about quality testing and willing to go the extra mile to find defects before our internal and external customers do. You should display strong analytical skills that, combined with domain and product knowledge, will guarantee the most efficient and effective planning. As a Test Analyst, you will act as the quality advocate for our internal clients and the players, looking beyond simple Pass/Fail states to identify usability issues while also making recommendations for improvements.

You must be technically minded with great written and spoken communication skills, as well as the ability to work in an Agile and collaborative manner.

Analysis and Planning


  • Configure the test environments in readiness for the execution, and care for the integrity of the environment during execution, to ensure the validity of the test results.
  • Execute the agreed set of test cases, clearly and accurately reporting test results and progress, in line with the Test Design and development project schedule.
  • Verify bugs when fixes are committed to the affected environment and provide sign-off or remedial action recommendations on behalf of QA.
  • Perform maintenance on automated test suites.


  • Practice effective procedures and keep a correct mindset for testing and quality assurance.
  • Support continuous delivery and processes to achieve it
  • Develop and maintain healthy collaborative relationships with other parts of the business and colleagues.
  • Be able to work as part of a team updating on your part, or in isolation summarising to the team.

Skills and Capabilities


  • Experience with popular Poker variants such as Omaha & Texas Hold’em (more than a passing interest)
  • Experience with Software Testing and Software Development
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development model
  • Knowledge of JIRA and test management tools
  • Experience with Automated Testing Tools and frameworks (e.g. Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin syntax, Protractor, JavaScript)
  • Experience with testing of iOS and Android mobile web and applications (HTML5, JavaScript, and related web technologies)

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

Knowledge of the online poker environment and industry, including the PokerStars application and others. Experience developing and maintaining automation test cases and understanding of good/bad practices in automation. If you have experience with Google Analytics (Big Query, Data Studio, SQL) it would be plus as well.

What’s in it for you?

You will hone and expand your skills and grow your carrier in areas of online gaming and complex enterprise systems of the size and complexity found in large financial institutions.

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal allowance interest which encourages our employees to upskill themselves or pursuing a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting 1000 BGN upon the birth of a child.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to the transportation and lunch expenses of our employees.

Our employees can always enroll to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The group:

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry-leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Bulgaria service office in the Web Applications and Tools department.