- Location: London
- Salary: DOE
- Category: Quality Assurance
- Posted: 05 January 2018
Our client makes games that wow people. They innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without them. This studio take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last.
You are ambitious, intelligent, and intellectually curious. You are a self-disciplined problem-solver, who is respectful and straightforward with all your colleagues. You are trusting and trusted, flexible and emotionally mature, and you thrive on working with people who share these values.
As Principal QA Engineer you will have a clear understanding of your leadership style and its impact on others, and be able to use a range of directive and non-directive leadership skills to get the best from your team. You will balance delivering results with caring for the needs of your team. You will motivate and guide others to excellence, acting as a role model for organisational, technical, and creative skills, whilst showing others ‘what good looks like’.
You will confidently and respectfully challenge the status quo in order to improve things. Assertive when needed, you ensure the requirements of your team and your business are met by stakeholders at all levels. Confident in your decision making, you nevertheless think carefully before you speak and act.
As Principal QA Engineer you will drive the execution of the QA plan, working closely with the QA Project Lead to formulate the best QA approach, provide hands on technical and practical QA know how, and advise the QA Lead so they can make decisions. You will also play a major part across the organisation working with Principal in other teams to develop QA excellence and ensure they are efficient.
QA Project Lead
Become the QA Expert for a given Project or area of specialisation
Actively participate in requirement and design reviews of upcoming features. Detail clearly what is expected from QA to deliver said features
Assisting the QA Project Lead in developing test Strategy, and flagging up when a change might be required
To own test cases for a project including best practises, depth, organisation, quality and reporting methods
Actively QA your own areas and ensure defects are entered. This will include taking on features which are technically or practically more challenging
Identity opportunities for process improvements relating to QA and Agile, presents these to the QA Project Lead
Influence meaningful QA metrics that enable the QA Project Lead to make decisions that improve product quality
Be a strong voice for QA in planning, weekly meetings, daily scrums and other team Agile practices
Communicate and/ or escalate issues encountered during test execution within the QA team, ensuring the QA Project Lead is always kept up to date with serious defects
Influence project-level decisions and QA best practices
Lead ‘areas of QA’ such as regression and feature testing, or an area of specialisation e.g. network QA for the team
Role model and mentor that seniors can learn from. Go out of your way to ensure everyone is always learning
Coordinate with off-shore resources, monitoring the deliverables
Excellent understanding of the QA process and testing terminology
Vast knowledge of games development methodology, particularly Agile software development
Proven experience testing in an embedded environment
Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work with a variety of individuals
Experience in passing on skills, e.g. teaching, mentoring, demonstrations or presentations of particular areas of knowledge
ISTQB qualified a big plus
Experience in identifying development process problems and proposing solutions
Strong grasp of technical problems within games QA e.g. server vs client, branch integrations, metadata, network, API, compliance etc
High levels of reporting and presentation; aware of key QA metrics to measure success
What do you get in return?
The opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
Stock Unit allocation from day one
6 months fully paid maternity and 3 months fully paid paternity leave
Flexible working hours
Free fruit & soft drinks
23 days holiday
Casual dress every day!
The opportunity to join the childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes
Summer/Christmas parties and Happy Hour in every Studio, every Friday.
A discretionary annual bonusApply