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Embedded Tester

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24 Apr 2021

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Embedded Tester

A global powerhouse within the technology industry is looking for an Embedded Tester to join their team on an 18 month contract - The role will be onboarded remotely before joining their team in Twycross.

You will be self-organised but will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary development team around you and represent our customers within development. You will assist in the planning, guidance and sign-off of new features and suggest relevant test cases or automation where appropriate.
You will not "consume builds" but instead evaluate upcoming features based on change, technical complexity, risk, schedule and resources, focussing your effort to ensure features under your ownership are delivered to plan.
You will analyse developer updates and understand design goals. Can you define a design change that reduces the risk/complexity of delivery? Can you propose a tool or test automation change to optimise team workflow? Have you experience with emergent open-world games? Will you evangelise quality best-practice throughout development whilst being sympathetic to wider project requirements?
You will have access to a range of challenges that will test and broaden your experience whilst being part of a team of friendly, highly talented developers who like nothing better than sharing their own challenges and their experiences with you.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Assisting in the planning, building and delivery of new features, highlighting areas of risk or test complexity and proposing mitigations or solutions to optimise the development process and ensure our players enjoy a great experience.
Promoting test and quality within development and actively seeking out tasks that would benefit from test input. Ensuring Test processes allow the development team to iterate locally, rapidly and securely; finding issues close to creation.
You will be "improving our games and also improving the process for making them".
Providing a positive and professional attitude under pressure, demonstrating integrity and being a role model for others.REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

A minimum of 3 years' experience in agile game development teams with at least 2 products shipped. We are not just looking for people with a Test background; If you have experience as an Engineer or Producer then we would consider your application. This role involves self-organisation, ownership and drive.
You have experience working with bug tracking solutions (preferably Azure DevOps).
Strong candidates will have some working familiarity with Unreal Engine and Blueprint. Previous experience working on a service or other online multiplayer title beneficial, as is having worked closely with a cross-discipline development team.
You are passionate but level-headed, self-motivated, articulate, organised, a collaborative team player, investigative, committed to self-improvement. You can discuss the game development processes you have experienced with confidence and how you have influenced them.DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS

Experience working within a development team, and close to other disciplines such as Engineering or Design is beneficial.
Bonus: ISEB/ISTQB qualified.Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK
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