SENIOR QA TESTER 2 YR+

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff on a 2-year contract with the potential to extend beyond that. Reporting to the QA Lead, the Senior QA Tester will be part of our QA team responsible for testing all aspects of our studio’s ‘AAA’ game.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow Rocksteady QA process, professional standards & set the highest standards in testing to support the requirements of the project.
  • Ensure that all issues & bugs are reported in an efficient & informative manner, keeping with the extremely high standard expected by Rocksteady.
  • Become the QA Expert for your assigned projects & given areas of specialisation.
  • Own, manage, create & regularly execute test cases throughout the project life cycle. This includes documenting testing practices, QA process & reporting methods.
  • Actively participate in test requirement gathering with developers to ensure QA effectively tests & supports all features of the project.
  • To communicate to all levels of staff within the Rocksteady team verbally & via effective high-quality
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out efficiently & all instructions are followed accurately.
  • Lead your assigned internal/external team and manage resources to effectively & thoroughly test the game.
  • Train & manage internal/external testing teams to improve upon their performance & maintain high testing standards.
  • Provide information on resource requirements.
  • Provide suggestions for improvements in testing strategies & processes.
  • Deputise in the absence of Lead when necessary to ensure testing takes place accordingly.
  • Provide assistance where required to the QA Lead.

Technical Requirements

  • Experience of testing on a range of platforms: Consoles and PC.
  • Excellent MS Office Skills.
  • Good understanding of game development, technical testing with proven areas of ownership.
    • Knowledge of game development processes & workflows (Agile, Scrum etc.).
    • Understanding of other roles in other areas of the industry.
    • Stability testing experience.
    • Experience of being a testing owner of a key area / feature of development.
      • E.g. Audio, Engine, AI etc.
  • Computer literate with a strong ability to pick up new software packages quickly.
  • Bug database management & maintenance experience.
    • For example creating & maintaining Jira & Eazy BI dashboards & filters.
    • Vetting issues in the database for your teams to ensure the quality & integrity of the database.
  • Developed & implemented strong & comprehensive test plans.
    • Experience of owning, managing, creating & regularly executing test cases throughout the project life cycle. This includes documenting testing practices, QA process & reporting methods.

Skill Requirements

  • Held a senior position on at least one AAA released title.
  • Knowledge of TCRs & TRCs.
  • Strong analytical skills & a keen eye for detail.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic & a desire to make world class AAA games.
  • Amiable, approachable with strong communication skills.
    • Experience of communicating verbally & in written communications with all staff across the hierarchy of a games developer/publisher (Producers, Leads & Developers).
    • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Proven experience of leading a team directly & creating high quality output as an individual.
    • Able to work effectively as part of a team and individually.
    • Proven ability to lead a group of testers to effectively & thoroughly test across the course of a project.
    • Experience in training & developing staff e.g. new starter training, teaching, mentoring of particular areas of knowledge or ownership.
    • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Experience of working directly with a development team across the course of a project.
  • Experience of working & maintaining a good relationship with external parties.
    • Development teams, QA teams etc.
  • Flexible. Will be expected to work outside normal hours, including weekends and/or bank holidays, if necessary.

Desirable qualities

  • Management & execution of various automated tests via developer/in house/self-created tools.
  • Familiarity of issue/task tracking & project management tools.
  • A self-starter who has taken part in games development projects/development jams & is experienced using industry software & development engines.
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  • University degree or equivalent qualifications in a technical or video games-related field.
  • Experience with using the following software:
    • Jira
    • Eazy Bi
    • Perforce
    • Test Rail
    • TeamCity
    • Tableau
    • Kibana
    • Visual Studio
    • UE4

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.