MASTER LEAD QA TESTER

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add a Master Lead QA Tester, to add to it’s family of permanent staff. We are looking for a seasoned Quality Assurance professional, who has shipped a AAA title as a Lead QA Tester. Reporting to QA’s Associate Producer, the Master Lead QA Tester will lead the QA team & be responsible for testing all aspects of our studio’s AAA game.

Key Responsibilities

  • Team Leadership:
    • Lead the QA team by setting the example in professional standards & diligent QA practice.
  • Manage & Train Staff:
    • Manage the QA team to effectively & thoroughly test, to ensure the quality of our project.
    • Shape the staffing plan & career development of the RSQA team.
  • Process & Standards:
    • Set the vision fo QA professional standards, and QA process across the various phases of the project from production to post launch DLC phase and develop a plan to achieve them.
  • Test Plan & Documentation Management:
    • Maintain the high-level QA test plan schedule, QA test plans & all other QA documentation in conjunction with publisher QA.
  • Database & QA Tools Management:
    • Manage the process & use of the bug tracking database & other QA tools.
  • Communications:
    • Manage the QA communication strategy with internal & external partners.
  • Automated Testing:
    • Manage automated testing in co-ordination with internal & external developers based on specifications from all QA teams.
  • QA Localization, Cert & Legal testing co-ordination.
    • Coordinate with internal & external teams on the testing of Localization, Cert & Legal testing.
  • Coordination with the Production team:
    • Coordinate the priority of testing requirements with the Production team.

 

 

 

Technical Requirements

  • Experience of testing on a range of platforms (Consoles and PC) & of managing PC compatibility testing.
  • Computer literate with a strong ability to pick up new software packages quickly.
  • Excellent MS Office Skills.
  • Expansive knowledge of TCRs & TRCs.
  • Experience in establishing & managing localization pipelines.
  • Advanced bug database management & maintenance experience.
  • Excellent understanding of game development, technical testing with proven areas of ownership.
  • Developed & implemented strong & comprehensive test plans.

Skill Requirements

  • Held a Lead, QA Manager or QA Director role on several AAA released titles.
  • Skilled project manager.
  • Experience of working & maintaining a good relationship with external parties.
  • Amiable and approachable with strong communication skills.
  • Proven experience of leading a team directly & creating high-quality output as an individual.
  • Experience of working directly with a development team across the course of a project.
  • The ability to work closely with the development team in identifying, reporting and recreating bugs.
  • Experience of working on localised projects.
  • Usability testing experience.
  • Strong analytical skills & a keen eye for detail.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic & a desire to make world-class AAA games.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Desirable qualities

  • Basic understanding of any of the following: CSS, C# or C++.
  • Expertise in network technologies and debugging tools.
  • Scripting experience in Python, Ruby, Perl or similar languages to support automation of the QA process.
  • A self-starter who has taken part in games development projects/development jams & is experienced using industry software & development engines.
    • E.g. Supply references to any accolades or portfolios.
  • University degree or equivalent qualifications in a technical or video games-related field.
  • Experience with using the following software:
    • TeamCity
    • Tableau
    • Kibana
    • Visual Studio
    • UE4
  • Ideally would have been involved in taking a multi-platform project through the full certification process.
  • An avid enthusiast for games on all platforms. Must love games!

Benefits

  • Private family medical care.
  • Private family dental care.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme.
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment.
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year.
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice.
  • Studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, War gaming, Board games, Home brewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening.
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Access to entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London based private cinema before their release date.
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour.
  • Staff only merchandise store.
  • State of the art office with the entire 190+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan.
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encourage biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.