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Sports Interactive

QA Mobile Tester (FTC)

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Sports Interactive
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London

We are looking for talented testers and dedicated gamers to join a new team at Sports Interactive working on a mobile game and helping ensure the product is as high qualty

QA Mobile Tester (FTC)

Position Overview

We are looking for talented testers and dedicated gamers to join a new team at Sports Interactive working on a mobile game and helping ensure the product is as high quality as it possibly can be.

As a QA Tester at Sports Interactive you’ll do more than just play the game. You will be assessing new features, analysing data, providing valuable feedback on gameplay and balance and offering support to our users. You will also be in close contract and communication with our development team, who you will be required to provide feedback to regarding features and bugs.

It’s a varied and rewarding role that requires a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. We have QA Tester roles available that cover:

  • Mobile gaming
  • Online functionality
  • User Interface/UX

All testing roles though will work across the entirety of the game

Our QA alumni are represented widely in both the games and football industries, as well as within the studio at SI. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand experience and kick-start a career in games or football.

This is a full-time, contracted role, that will be required to work remotely for the foreseeable future. We are looking for someone to join the team as soon as possible. You will need to commit to a 37.5 hour working week, working Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 18:00, with occasional paid overtime.

You must have the right to work in the UK and be at least 16 years old to apply.

Studio overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is a multi-award-winning game development studio and the world’s leading developer of sports management simulations. Founded in 1994, SI became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. Based at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London, the SI team continues to expand as it brings its titles to an ever-growing audience via an increasing variety of delivery platforms.

SI has enjoyed sustained commercial and critical success for its extremely detailed and immersive simulation experiences. Its games are amongst the highest-rated PC titles (according to Metacritic) and frequently occupy both the β€˜top selling’ and β€˜most played’ charts on Steam.

The Sports Interactive team is diverse and international, bringing together world class and high potential talent with a combined passion and drive for creating genre-defining games. Team members enjoy a flexible working schedule and a relaxed studio environment that encourages a close-knit, collaborative approach to game development.

SI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities.

SI offers a generous benefits package to all full-time team members including gym membership, in-house massage therapy and private healthcare (including dental). The studio is also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boasts one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry with just over 30% of the current full-time team members having been at the studio for 10 years or longer. SI also has many longstanding partnerships with leading charities, local schools and major sporting organisations.

Further information on Sports Interactive, its games and life at the studio can be found at www.sigames.com .

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder. It does not form part of the contract of employment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Work independently to identify defects in the game
  • Provide considered, insightful written and verbal feedback on gameplay, balance and realism
  • Compile clear, concisely written bug reports
  • Test new features against design and verify fixes made to existing defects
  • Follow test-plans, check-lists and other tasks through to completion
  • Checking builds meet the required quality
  • Provide customer support to our online community via forums and social media channels

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

Previous experience in QA is not necessary, but existing skills in this area would be desirable.

A strong familiarity with Football Manager titles and a deep knowledge of football is expected, but we would consider candidates with expertise in other areas for specialised areas of testing (art, animation, user interface, UX).

The ideal candidate would also have:

  • An analytical, critical-thinking mindset
  • A great attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, with a high standard of written English
  • A high level of computer literacy