QA TESTER - SUMO NEWCASTLE

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Job Title QA TESTER - SUMO NEWCASTLE
Job Category QA Tester
Job Description We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January of 2018. As a former CCP Games studio, we have a solid history of cutting-edge development, and now with Sumo, a spectacular future of ‘AAA’ game development for some of the biggest and best publishers in the world.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
The role @ Sumo  Sumo Digital’s Newcastle studio is currently working on an exciting undisclosed action game and are looking to recruit an experienced and dedicated tester working in a dev/embedded capacity to bolster the current QA testing team. Working in the heart of the development environment, the successful candidate will play a key part in upholding and championing the game’s quality daily, whereby they’ll be responsible for testing to report on the quality of a variety of game systems, engine technology, and content pipelines via various communication methods i.e. in person to developers and via developer scrum stand-ups. Additional QA responsibilities for this role include creating and executing test plans, specifying and executing smoke tests of the game and its supporting tools, troubleshooting issues during the development life cycle, and monitoring external sources for defect reports.Good knowledge and experience of QA processes, dev tools, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in games dev QA is crucial.

Within this role you will:
• Working within scrum/stand-up dev teams to deliver required business value at high quality standard
• Ensuring work is completed in accordance with project deadlines
• Evaluating test coverage
• Determining appropriate test strategies
• Preparing and executing test scripts
• Providing input to test schedule
• Reporting design flaws and project status to team members
• Providing feedback, including qualitative feedback, evaluating content, suggestions for improvements, and constructive feedback whilst always maintaining QA’s voice
• Identifying and isolating issues with pre-release software
• Identifying risks to assigned areas
• Identifying improvements in test process(es)
• Reporting and tracking issues
• Verification of fixes (including regression testing)
• Verification and proof-reading of product manual/documentation

We need you to have:
• Extensive familiarity and testing experience on either (or both) Xbox and PlayStation current-gen consoles
• 3+ years’ experience within games dev/embedded testing
• Flexible within job role
• A high degree of skill in troubleshooting, characterising, and describing software defects
• Good English writing and conversational skills
• An eye for detail
• A passion for games and their development

Essential behavioural attributes:
• Good communicator with all disciplines of game/software development
• Ability to be vocal and not afraid to provide constructive feedback and solutions from QA viewpoint
• Highly organised, methodical, creative, self-motivated
• Excellent teamwork skills
• Analytical and logically-minded
• Professional, articulate, adaptable
Salary Based on experience
Location Anywhere
Job Category QA / Localisation
Date posted 18/01/2020
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