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Ubisoft Düsseldorf is home to nearly 500 people, making up several teams dedicated to deliver AAA excellence and innovation across a wide portfolio of games and technologies.
As part of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, you will play an instrumental role in bringing to life the beautiful and dangerous world of Pandora. This is a unique opportunity to keep growing your experience in games while working hand in hand with Disney’s creative minds and James Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment.
As our new Lead Development Tester (f/m/d) at Ubisoft Düsseldorf, you will will manage and develop the local QA team, both from a technical as well as administrative perspective. You will be responsible for team efficiency and content quality. You will be involved in multiple areas of the game development process and ensure outstanding quality of our games by implementing state-of-the-art QA & QC pipeline and workflows and constantly improve the efficiency of our systems. You will guide a team of talented development testers, define objectives and aid them in their career progression. You will also collaborate directly with outside partners and align the QA and QC teams from studios working on the project.
What you will do:
Collaborate with the production team to understand the overall game vision and design documents
Oversee your development test team in testing features (e.g. quest, AI, audio, UI, game engine, online, etc.) and creating test plans
Collaborate closely with programmers, artists and designers to ensure quality and stability of feature and game content across multiple platforms
Represent the interests and needs of your team during meetings, facilitate decisions to the team and act as local contact for other studios working on the same project
Know the game’s story and gameplay (game design documents) and understand the technical/artistic constraints so as to be able to lead/coach the team
Implement development testing related processes (Greenlight, Regression, Dashboard, etc.)
Meet regularly with your team to track test plans, provide feedback and coaching, discuss progress, manage hiccups, identify risks, define benchmarks, etc.
Take ownership of specific tools used by the team and maintain upkeep, updates and documentation
What you bring:
5+ years of experience in development and/or functionality testing in game development and experienced a full development cycle from start to end
At least 2+ years of experience in a lead role
You can influence people around you in a positive way and motivate a team to deliver best possible results even in stressful phases of development
Strong knowledge of bug tracking software (e.g. Jira), test creation software (e.g. TestRail), game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal), gaming platforms (consoles and PC) and their limitations
You are familiar with state-of-the-art software testing principles and methodologies (e.g. ISTQB) and constantly keep an eye out for new best practices and research findings
You can derive schedule and priority from a project plan and are not afraid to point out risks, challenge processes and decisions if you have good reason
You embrace change and are not afraid of organizing and structuring the work for you and your team in a complex and dynamic project environment
You have a problem-solving mindset and are motivated to find resourceful and sustainable solutions
Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English
Coding or scripting abilities are a plus
Experience with automated test systems is a plus
Experience with managing project data flows, versioning tools and build systems is a plus
What to send our way:
Your CV, highlighting your education, experience and skills
A cover letter including your earliest starting date, expected salary and why you would like to join us
Relocation Support: We offer financial support in form of a cash allowance and assistance with accommodation search and settle-in support via our relocation partner, for international candidates we offer visa assistance
Ubisoft Blue Byte Academy: We offer multiple opportunities for you to discover your full potential and develop yourself in various areas. Guest speakers from the industry, workshops and access to our training and development platform
Discounted Games: Discount on employee game orders & free Ubisoft games on Ubisoft Connect
Hybrid Work Model: Provides the flexibility to combine working from the studio and your home within Germany
Monthly Mobility Budget: 80€ per month that can be used on bicycle lease, parking spot rental or public transportation ticket
Up To 350€ Childcare Support Per Child Per Month: In addition, we also offer 5 ‘care for ill children days’ per child per year
Self-study And Training Hours: You have access to our in-house library
Company Pension Scheme: We offer an attractive scheme through salary sacrificing in which the employer also matches contributions
Gym Subsidy: We contribute 50% (up to a maximum amount of 25€) towards the monthly cost of a gym membership of your choice
English And German Classes For Free: Good to know: Our main language in the studio is English
Flexible Working Hours: We have core working times between 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM and the distribution of the other hours is up to you
26 Days Paid Vacation Per Year: Additionally, you will get half a day off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and approximately 11 bank holidays in the Düsseldorf region
Corporate Benefits Web Portal: With employee discount programs for affiliated retailers, shops and service providers
We offer a highly motivating challenge for team players interested in showing personal initiative in an innovative and international company. If you are passionate about video games and would like to join an industry leader - please apply via our career portal.
For further information, please check https://duesseldorf.ubisoft.com/en/.