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Studio QA Lead - Onsite

Employer
Rebellion
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Two simple questions
  • Do you have two or more years' experience as a QA tester?
  • Are you the go-to person who tackles the more difficult bugs that others have not been able to reproduce?
If you have answered 'yes' to both of these questions, read on my friend!

Rebellion is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is also one of Europe's biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. Our Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 35 million players worldwide. The Zombie Army franchise is a spine-chilling zombie shooter, and the soon-to-be released Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind!

And those are just the projects you know about - there are loads more!

We are looking for someone like you to become our all-new Studio Lead QA and join our passionate and talented Rebellion North team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.Studio Lead QA roleThe Studio Lead QA is a new role dedicated to ensuring the quality of our games to an industry-leading standard. You will make sure that we as a team can continue to uphold best practices while maintaining maximum efficiency on our exciting upcoming projects. As part of the QA team, you will play a key role in helping to shape the future of the department going forward.

This role would suit someone who has prior experience in a gaming studio and is technically astute.

The Rebellion North QA team are responsible for guaranteeing a high level of quality for all projects, and identifying problems early in the process.

Key Outcomes
  • Oversee the operation of a team of QA Analysts
  • Implementing potential opportunities to enhance and improve general operation and testing processes
  • Assist the QA team in performing all testing responsibilities as requested by project leads
Responsibilities
  • Oversee the operation of a team of QA Analysts with best practice people management techniques
  • Proactively manage your team's performance and professional development through performance review cycles giving constructive, actionable, relevant feedback
  • Day to day coordination of onsite QA team across multiple projects and platforms
  • Work closely with production to determine where testing should be focused and highlight any testing problems or concerns
  • Communicate and work with directly with developers to ensure that the most relevant information is provided for fixing issues
  • Identifying and solving potential problems of your onsite QA team, and implementing potential opportunities to enhance and improve general operation and testing processes
  • Creating and maintaining relevant spaces for QA on confluence in order to ensure that the team has easy access to all information required to for smooth operation
  • Be an active mentor and role model for the QA team. Work to maintain morale and create an atmosphere of enthusiasm
  • Report to leadership about the general status of your onsite QA team in a concise and accurate manner
  • Assist with training and on boarding new members of the team
  • Monitor, distribute, and make requests concerning hardware and software for the onsite QA team
We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We would like to invite all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity and beyond because we believe a representative team makes better games and provides a better working life.

Requirements
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of game testing models
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of bug testing and tracking software (JIRA, Devtrack)
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the video game development process
  • Able to apply an understanding of the games industry to improve effectiveness of teams and projects
  • Able to focus on own professional development and able to mentor individuals to develop skills and knowledge
  • Able to develop resolutions to unusually challenging problems and mentor individuals and teams to solve problems creatively
  • Able to evaluate or judge the best course of action
  • Able to analyse data and issues whilst generating ideas through original thought
  • Able to complete work with high level of autonomy
  • Able to respond and adapt to changing circumstances to get the best results in a climate of ambiguity
  • Able to plan and prioritise work. Balancing resources, skills, priorities and timescales to achieve objectives
  • Able to give and gather information to effectively communicate information and exert influence. Whilst building long-term, trusting relationships with a wide range of people and building trust within multiple teams
  • Understanding and execution of common current gen compliance test cases (TRC/XR/Lotchecks)
  • Knowledge of best practice people management
  • Know how to effectively manage and communicate with outsourcing teams
  • Able to focus individuals and teams to achieve a specific outcome to drive performance
Please note, this is an onsite role and therefore remote working is not possible for this role. Candidates should only apply if they are available to be on site 100% of the time.

Benefits
  • Holiday 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries
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