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QA Tester (Remote) - Dundee, UK

Video Games - QA / Localisation
Ref: 410 Date Posted: Monday 28 Jun 2021
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Special Move is working with an ambitious and growing mobile game studio Tag Games based in Dundee, Scotland. Who have a 15 year legacy of making mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet.

This year Tag is embarking on its most ambitious and exciting title yet, developing a brand new cross platform IP in partnership with a world renowned publisher. We are looking for passionate new people to join their team on their quest to forge a place in players' hearts.

Tags culture is collaborative and relaxed. They encourage feedback and support each other to solve problems - always striving to be the best they can be. They are driven by a passion for quality and delivering outstanding products. If this feels like a studio where you can thrive and grow then we have a variety of roles available, both in their Dundee studio and remote. It would be great to have you join their team! 

The Role:

Tag Games Studios is on the hunt for a QA Tester who will play an instrumental part in creating a brand new world-leading, cross platform IP played by millions of gamers. You will be working closely with other disciplines ensuring that the game and its features are tested to the highest level.

Here's what you will be doing:

  • Manually testing the game, including Exploratory/Destructive, Regression and Smoke testing.
  • Creation of effective test cases and test scripts.
  • Creating clear and detailed defect reports
  • Planning and executing in-depth test plans.
  • Documenting test processes.
  • Tracking testing towards deadlines across projects to ensure on-time, quality delivery.
  • Working closely with a multi-disciplinary product team to ensure features are of a high quality.
  • Participate and contribute in multi-disciplinary meetings such as Stand-ups, Sprint Planning and Retrospectives.
  • Identifying and escalate risks within the products.
  • Maintaining and updating issues in JIRA.
  • Contribute ideas towards the continuous improvement of our processes.
  • Performance testing across a range of platforms and devices.
  • Using Debug Tools to test the Game.
  • Potential to participate in Automated testing.

To do this job, you will need:

  • Experience and understanding of Exploratory / Destructive Testing.
  • Confidence to communicate effectively with teams.
  • Able to identify, explain and record details accurately.
  • Understanding of how to test and find defects in video games.
  • Awareness of deadlines and corresponding actions that need to be taken.
  • Ability to think of numerous permutations when testing.
  • Logical approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technical and analytical mindset.
  • An appreciation and strong understanding of Mobile, Console and PC gaming platforms.

While not required, below are nice to have:

  • Successfully held a QA Tester role for the entire life cycle of a project.
  • Software or Video Games related degree.
  • Experience in testing on multiple platforms, including Mobile, Console and PC.
  • Experience in creating Test Cases.
  • A coding background.
  • Strong understanding of the QA process within an agile environment.
  • In depth knowledge of bug tracking software used in the industry e.g. JIRA.
  • Understanding of localisation processes in video games.
  • Experience using tools such as Xcode, Unity and Android Studio.
  • Experience using Source Control such as Git or Gitlab.
  • Experience of automated testing, such as Postman.
  • Experience in Live Ops testing

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