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Frontier Developments

QA Compatibility Tester

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Frontier Developments
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Cambridge

Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England.

With a growing team of over 600 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.

We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo.

We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).

We are also growing our team to continue the growth of Frontier Foundry, our games label for publishing games developed by carefully selected partner studios.

Frontier produces a wide variety of games to be played on all manner of hardware, peripherals, control schemes, play styles and player abilities. It is the role of the Compatibility Lab to ensure that stability and performance expectations are met across all projects, with thorough checks performed to ensure our games continue to meet our high standards.

Successful candidates will determine and assemble hardware to destructively test, replicate reported issues, create test suites, generate reports and provide feedback to the Development Teams with the facts they need; be that to ensure parity across all platforms with a new game or checking that a new change fits seamlessly into the experience of playing a game without affecting performance.

We are seeking a technically minded communicator who is looking to challenge themselves in a role that includes both working as part of a team and on individual assignments. If you have strong technical knowledge of the leading console and PC configurations with a passion for games and game-play then we'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Executing detailed compatibility test plans using a matrix of different PC configurations
  • Regressing both internal and externally reported issues by identifying and replicating a specific hardware set-up
  • Finding and reporting issues in a clear and accurate manner
  • Completing ad-hoc requests made to the Compatibility team
  • Providing support to other Frontier teams as needed

About you

Essential

  • Working knowledge of existing consoles and PC architecture
  • Proven logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Track record of working well within a team
  • Highly computer-literate

Desirable

  • Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence and TestRail
  • Video game enthusiast
  • Games industry experience
  • Degree qualified

What we can offer you

We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.