QA Manager - Contract

Quality AssuranceHybrid Remote, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a QA Manager to join our Fable team on a contract basis. 

About us: 

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.   

About the role:   

As QA Manager you will be working with the Quality Assurance team to deliver high-level deliverables. You will use your observation skills to help ensure that all work is bug free and of the highest possible quality.   
Our ideal candidate is a proven QA Manager who is passionate about games, has excellent communication skills, with experience developing robust test strategies and building an effective team.    

What you’ll do:   

  • Provide deep insight and drive critical decisions that benefits the project  
  • Understand project requirements to set test strategy for project  
  • Understand the needs of external partners and ensure these are met by internal QA teams  
  • Create bug strategies to help deliver features and close out a project  
  • Identify risks and resolves complex issues via an established process and risk mitigation strategies  
  • Determine and track performance metrics for the team to measure progress and success  
  • Act as a trusted resource and advisor to the Leadership Team  
  • Build an effective team and develop senior leaders for the future  
  • Mentor and line manage the QA department  
  • Understand project requirements to set hiring plans and resource allocation for project  
  • Use an understanding of the development lifecycle and previous shipping experiences to advocate for improvements   

What you’ll bring:   

  • Experience working in-house with a development team on current-gen consoles  
  • Full game cycle experience on AAA titles  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal  
  • An eye for detail  
  • A genuine passion for video games  

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.   

Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.   

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.   

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work.   

If you require any reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us on [email protected]