QA Tester (Mobile)

Quality Assurance Stratford (London)/Remote (possible), United Kingdom


Description

POSITION OVERVIEW 

We are looking for passionate individuals to join the QA team and help ensure our games are the best they can be.

Quality Assurance at Sports Interactive takes several forms, from specialised functionality testing to more player-centric playtesting and balancing, you will be assessing new and existing features, analysing data, providing valuable feedback and much more.

We believe that good QA Testers can come from a variety of backgrounds; our QA alumni are represented widely both inside and outside of the games industry, as well as within the studio at SI. This is a fantastic opportunity though to gain and develop first-hand experience and career opportunities within the games industry.

This is a full-time, contracted role, that will be based in our brand-new space at Here East, Stratford. In light of the current COVID-19 guidance, it is highly likely that the successful applicant will be initially required to work remote from home (equipment provided) before being available to work from our Here East studio.

The contract will last for 6 months and is expected to start in early January 2022 or earlier if possible. You will need to commit to a 37.5 hour working week, working Monday to Friday, willing to start flexibly between 08:00am and 11:00am

You must have the right to work in the UK and be at least 16 years old to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Work independently to identify defects in the game
  • Provide considered, insightful written and verbal feedback on gameplay and balance
  • Compile clear, concisely written bug reports
  • Test new features against design and verify fixes made to existing defects
  • Follow test-plans, instructions and other tasks through to completion
  • Checking builds meet the required quality

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate would also have:

  • Have at least 1 year working within a games QA role.
  • Experience of the mobile games industry and/or of testing mobile games.
  • An analytical, critical-thinking mindset
  • A great attention to detail
  • Understanding or experience of working in software development lifecycle models such as agile and waterfall
  • Strong communication skills, with a high standard of written English
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Understanding and/or experience in using different games development engines for example Unity, Unreal or CryEngine

STUDIO OVERVIEW

Sports Interactive (SI) is an ambitious development studio creating immersive sports management simulations. Since 1994, we’ve captivated a global pool of players with our iconic, BAFTA award-winning game, Football Manager. We’re a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA having caught their attention in 2006 with our continuous critical and commercial success.

We’re a tenacious community, coming together at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London. Always expanding, the SI team takes on the gaming genre through a diverse array of disciplines. But no matter how big we dream, we keep our approach (and your schedule) flexible, creating a relaxed atmosphere where collaboration can thrive.

Working Here

We approach everything with passion, whether that’s making our mark on the gaming and football industries or doing our bit for the world around us. We want to share that outlook with everyone who shows up to work here each day. 

We like our talent tenacious, so you can expect to surround yourself with other ambitious individuals bringing their A-game to many different disciplines. We know collaboration is the key to constantly topping our best, and encourage our people to fiercely realise their own personal potential.

We believe everyone matters, no matter which part of the business you’re in. Above all else, we’re a team. A team with a down-to-earth dynamic, that works and plays together. We have fun doing what we do; one of the many reasons we’re one of the best places to work in the UK games business (Gameindustry.biz 2021 Large studio category).

And if you want a work/life balance, we’re behind you. Because while we live to create extraordinary games, we know that’s not all you’ve got going on. You can trust that we always keep things in perspective, fostering an environment where work can be more than just a job.

Our flexible working culture gives team members the responsibility to optimise their workloads, with in-office, hybrid and remote working options. Even in countries where we don’t directly employ*, we’ll even explore what’s possible via third parties and do our best to accommodate location preferences.

And when you’re not here making the world’s best management games, there’s a top-class benefits package for permanent team members based in the UK, including gym membership, private health, and dental care, plus many more perks. For those permanent team members outside of the UK, we strive to offer equivalent and localised benefits.  We’re also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boast one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

*We’re able to directly employ in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden and Finland.

Inclusivity Matters

We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from any relevant candidate irrespective of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.