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Role: QA Project Lead/ QA Test Lead

Role Overview:

An exciting opportunity to join a global team as we support PlayStation Studios & their projects. As a QA Project Lead, you will be responsible for coordinating functionality QA activities on your assigned projects within PlayStation Studios. You will get to work on ground-breaking hardware and video games within a large multicultural, multi region team; helping us drive and build the future of games & games testing. You will be joining a passionate team to deliver projects on-time and in-line with agreed SLA's.

What you'll be doing:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for testing activities on your assigned projects, communicating clearly to the test team, production and global partners

  • Plan, implement and complete functional testing strategy for your assigned projects

  • Responsible for the creation, maintenance and communication of all functional test plans for your assigned projects

  • Working alongside the Test Manager & Production to develop and lead the resource plans for your projects. You will also assist the Test Manager in Budget related activities (for example the creation of budgets and communication)

  • Lead testing teams locally as well as coordinating distributed test teams globally

  • Contribute towards operational training, development and performance management to assigned Senior Testers and Testers

  • Develop knowledge of QA services and techniques and help drive process improvement and future PlayStation Studio QA service offerings

  • Collaborate with your peer group and applicable department teams to promote knowledge sharing and the cultivation of innovation within PlayStation Studio QA

  • Support project closure activities, such as capturing & collating feedback and data to create and facilitate project post mortems

What we're looking for:

  • Proven tenure/experience in QA Operations

  • Excellent communication, organisational and social skills

  • Excellent critical analysis skills

  • Experience with JIRA or similar issue tracking systems

  • Passionate about video games

Nice to have:

  • Successfully shipped a major title in a QA Lead capacity

  • PlayStation platform knowledge

  • Knowledge of PlayStation Studios QA Operations, processes, systems and workflows

  • Adept at front line troubleshooting and support

  • PC Games testing experience, supporting and releasing titles across a range of platforms like Steam, Epic, Origin, GOG, etc

  • General understanding of PC/Mobile device compatibility testing

  • Software testing Qualifications (such as ISTQB® Foundation level qualification or higher)

  • Proficient in Japanese

Benefits:

  • Discretionary bonus opportunity

  • BUPA Private Medical Insurance

  • Dental Scheme

  • 25 days holiday per year

  • On site Gym

  • Subsidised Café

  • Free soft drinks

  • On site bar

  • Access to cycle garage and showers

  • Free eye test and glasses voucher

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Competitive Pension

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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