Lead QA – Console Games – North, UK – Permanent

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Job Title Lead QA – Console Games – North, UK – Permanent
Job Category QA / Localisation
Job Description Job Title – Lead QA

Job Location – North, UK

Job Type – Permanent

Salary – Dependant on experience

Platforms – Console

My Client, a rapidly expanding game developer, is busier than ever right now working on a range of interesting new IP’s! They have had record years over the last 3 years’, and intend to grow even further. They are based in the North of the UK, surrounded by interesting places and events, so it’s a great place to live and work.

They are currently looking for an experienced QA Lead to join their expanding team. This is a great opportunity to work on some exciting and well-known titles and be part of a fun and friendly studio. The QA Lead will report to the QA Manager

Responsibilities:
  • Planning and organising the entire QA process from start to finish on projects assigned to you
  • Scrutinising testers day-to-day performance and focus, as well as Mantis and test plan usage
  • Working closely with the QA Manager on departmental tasks
  • Assisting the QA Manager in mentoring and training QA staff
  • Planning, creating and executing testing plans to ensure all titles are defect free and ready for any platform holder certification testing
  • Planning, creating and executing risk assessment documentation to assure that all projects pass smoothly through the QA cycle
  • Testing games to destruction to find and document any and all defects
  • Being fully aware of format holders’ technical requirements and being able to add that knowledge to a comprehensive testing plan
  • Compiling a list of defects or any issues of design or implementation during a testing cycle
  • Preparing bug analysis reports for Production staff
  • Identifying and articulating problem areas within a game
  • Participating in game reviews and evaluations to measure the functionality of a game against its design specification
  • Working side-by-side with development teams to track issues and provide any help to assist in the remedy of any defects
  • Maintaining a positive atmosphere in the testing department

Standards of Performance:
  • Maintaining a high working standard as an example to the QA Team
  • To produce work that meets the expected quality of the studio
  • All work should be performed accurately and in a timely fashion
  • To be part of a team and actively take part in discussions and meetings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good ability to communicate problems and the ability to understand the requirements of the development teams
  • Good, strong problem solving skills
  • The ability to devise good working practices and approaches to problem solving
  • The ability to adapt to product changes and adapt testing practices to suit
  • Clarify and escalate relevant issues where you feel the severity is misunderstood

Requirements:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership abilities
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Imagination and creativity
  • An energetic and flexible approach
  • Close attention to detail
Salary DOE
Location North West
Job Category QA / Localisation
Date posted 08/02/2018
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