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Principal/ Lead QA

About Us

Mediatonic is a leading independent developer, focused on building and operating live games.

 We’ve been in business for 13 years and with a development team of over 120 people, we’re one of the largest independent studios in the UK.

 With studios in both London, Brighton and Madrid, we’re committed to developing best in class titles that entertain millions of players.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, key responsibilities include:

  • ​Coordinate a team of Internal and External testers through the thick of development
  • ​Lead the creation of testing strategies and plans for ​our game​s​ and tools.
  • Feedback to Design and development teams on specs created to catch issues on features before they are developed.
  • ​Mentor​ more junior​ team members ​in QA process.​
  • ​​Assign and oversee test sessions ​for​ junior team members to ensure quality coverage of the incoming pipeline.
  • ​Lead from the front, documenting​​​​ bugs​ with​ concise repro steps​, whilst ensuring the ​same level of ​quality​ is evident with other team members work.
  • ​Work hand-in-hand with Producers ​and​​ the wider development team to ​proactively ​decrease the number of bugs that ​are introduced into the game.
  • ​Provide daily status updates and trends to project Producers and​ the wider​ development team​.​
  • Communicate issues, risks and test status in a timely and detailed manner​.​
  • Contribute to a culture of innovation and quality across all Mediatonic products.
     

Requirements

We’re looking for someone who has the following:

  • 4+ years of QA testing experience in video games.
  • An excellent working knowledge of First Party Standards, including XRs/TCRs, Apple and Google app store criteria.
  • Must have tested and shipped Smartphone or Console games and be fully familiar with publisher standards.
  • Familiar with common bug databases. Knowledge of JIRA and Test Management suites a bonus.
  • Strong understanding of software quality assurance practices and agile workflows​.​
  • Self-driven, problem-solver and a great team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively communicate with the development team.
  • Proven track record for meeting deadlines and schedules.

​Why choose Mediatonic?

You LOVE games and want to be surrounded by talented [super nice] people who share your passion for brilliant game experiences.

You enjoy a rich variety of projects rather than working on a single franchise or business model for many years at a time.

You care about making a big impact on your projects and so you appreciate the beauty of working in smaller teams.

You want to work on next generation platforms including Smartphones, Tablets, Steam, XBOX One and PS4.

Above all, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us.

We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.

Working in small and ambitious teams we strive for minimal hierarchy.  Our philosophy is open and informal whilst also being really hardworking.

Our studios are based in the heart of central London and Brighton and both have their own games rooms and fully stocked fridge. You’ll find plenty of social events and activities during and outside of work time including:

Game nights, Board game nights, Life Drawing Classes, Game Jams, Tech Talks, pub trips and even a visiting Chef once a month who provides lunch for the whole company.

Application information

We receive thousands of applications every year.  As a small team we try our best to respond to everyone that applies but we don’t always get this right.  We know how hard it is to find the right role and we’re really grateful for every application that we receive.

Here’s some advice when applying to Mediatonic…

A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about is essential to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd.

Successful applications will have a phone chat before being invited to an interview at Mediatonic with at least one member of our Leadership team.​​

 

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