QA Tester (Mobile)
QA Mobile Tester
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, online customer support to our players; and much more.
The successful applicant will be expected to work across a broad range of disciplines, platforms and products including:
- Art and animation
- User interface / UX
- Gameplay / balance
- Research and data
- Platform and stability testing
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, ordinarily based in our brand-new space at Here East, Stratford, however, in light of the current COVID-19 guidance, it is highly likely that the successful applicant will be initially required to work from home (equipment provided).
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, balance and realism
- Compile clear, concisely written bug reports
- Test new features against design and verify fixes made to existing defects
- Follow test-plans, check-lists and other tasks through to completion
- Checking builds meet the required quality
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Previous experience in QA or games industry is not necessary but would be desirable.
The ideal candidate would also have:
- 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
- Experience of the mobile games industry and/or of testing mobile games
- 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
Sports Interactive (SI) is a multi-award-winning game development studio and the world’s leading developer of sports management simulations. Founded in 1994, SI became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. Based at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London, the SI team continues to expand as it brings its titles to an ever-growing audience via an increasing variety of delivery platforms.
SI has enjoyed sustained commercial and critical success for its extremely detailed and immersive simulation experiences. Its games are amongst the highest-rated PC titles (according to Metacritic) and frequently occupy both the ‘top selling’ and ‘most played’ charts on Steam.
The Sports Interactive team is diverse and international, bringing together world class and high potential talent with a combined passion and drive for creating genre-defining games. Team members enjoy a flexible working schedule and a relaxed studio environment that encourages a close-knit, collaborative approach to game development.
SI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless 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.
SI offers a generous benefits package to all full-time team members including gym membership, in-house massage therapy and private healthcare (including dental).
The studio is also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boasts one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry with just over 30% of the current full-time team members having been at the studio for 10 years or longer. SI also has many longstanding partnerships with leading charities, local schools and major sporting organisations.
Further information on Sports Interactive, its games and life at the studio can be found at www.sigames.com.
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.