QA Technician - New IP (Fixed term contract 12 months)

Quality Assurance | Console Team

We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual who has a real passion for testing and quality assurance.

You will be part of our development team for an exciting new IP, working with Creative Assembly’s award-winning team behind Alien: Isolation are exploring new frontiers with a brand-new and exciting First-Person Shooter IP.

You will be working alongside a team of talented and creative developers on our new undisclosed IP contributing to the creation of a genre-defining game. You will be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic, have high attention to detail, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include: Running daily build/feature smoke tests on all target platforms, ownership and maintenance of bug pipeline for your assigned area of coverage; creation, execution and upkeep of test cases and test scenarios for the areas of coverage assigned to you. To achieve these goals, you will have to analyse the information provided by the Development and Production Teams and be able to identify risk areas by interfacing daily with the domain experts.

Creation of clear and concise bug descriptions, reproduction steps, and build notes/details, all as part of assisting the QA Lead in keeping the bug database healthy and relevant. You will also be expected to review existing issues to ensure priorities and severities are accurate and up to date, as well as providing feedback and suggestions to the development team on how to improve game quality and experience.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience
 
Essential
  • Previous professional experience working as a software tester in game development
  • Knowledge of QA methodologies to ensure the highest possible quality and efficiency
  • Familiarity with bug tracking software and software development tools Detail orientated, with strong observational and analytical skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and openly
  • Understanding of contemporary Agile workflows and processes
  • Actively help and assist colleagues and maintain a ‘can do’ attitude 
Desirable
  • Experience with testing online multiplayer games
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine
  • Experience with applications such as JIRA, Confluence, and TestRail
  • Adaptability and willingness to improve processes as well as your own development
  • ISTQB Certified
Please note, we cannot sponsor a VISA for this position so applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.



Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust. 

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we house many talented people, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life.

We have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Currently we are working fully remotely, and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. Our expert IT and HR teams will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Bespoke and funded relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialist
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity, private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy*
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases*
  • Studio community activities such as free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more*
*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19. 

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage 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.