Senior/Lead QA Analyst

About the Employer

Rebellion Oxford is now looking for Senior (Lead Level), Quality Assurance Analyst to join our expanding internal QA team. We need testers who are passionate about games on all platforms to test our latest games for issues and report errors. Our QA team is responsible for testing on current and next-gen consoles, PC and mobile devices, ensuring all technical requirements are met and that our games achieve the best possible quality.

This role will initially be a 13 month full-time employed contract role (not freelance or agency) based in-house at our Oxford head-studio, however for the right person there are great prospects for this contract to be extended in future and/or to transition into a permanent in-house role. You must be able to legally work in the UK and available for extended hours when necessary.


We’re looking for people with at least 3 years’ experience testing mobile or current-generation game consoles. Ideally you will have experience in the full development cycle, from start to finish, and a broad knowledge of games in general.


In this role you will;

  • Find and/or reproduce bugs and defects in games and other interactive products, investigating and reporting on these and verifying fixes before games go live
  • Maintain and update Rebellion bug databases, documenting test results accurately
  • Be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure, meeting multiple production objectives and deadlines
  • Create and maintain well defined test plans to meet functional and technical specifications
  • Follow test plans and test for functionality, performance, reliability, stability and compatibility with other systems, including rigorous testing during submission processes
  • Collaborate productively within larger multi-disciplined project team environments, working closely with development teams and external publisher QA to identify, report and recreate bugs, communicating ideas and issues clearly, to ensure highest quality outcomes

Requirements

  • Good understanding of game development and software testing methods
  • Experience of using bug testing and tracking software, eg JIRA, Mantis, DevTrack
  • Competent PC user with confident report writing, spreadsheet and database skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Methodical with consistent excellent attention to detail, ability to remain focussed when approaching repetitive tasks
  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, organisational and problem solving skills, as well as team working and the ability to accept and follow direction
  • A genuine passion for games of all genres and pushing quality as far as possible
  • Technical experience and knowledge of current-gen TRC/XR's would be an advantage
  • Benefits

    • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
    • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
    • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
    • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
    • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
    • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
    • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
    • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
    • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
    • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
    • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
    • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
    • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
    • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
    • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
    • Referral Bonus: Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
    • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
    • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
    • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
    • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries