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QA Lead

Sumo Digital


Sumo Sheffield studio is looking for an experienced QA Lead Tester to join their development team and lead the existing QA testing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining testing processes, supporting and mentoring the experienced team of testers, and helping the overall team achieve their target quality in design and implementation. This is a key role for the flagship studio and requires 5+ years of experience in games dev/embedded testing, at least 2 of which in a senior or lead capacity. Sumo Digital offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme, car scheme, monthly allowance, pension, flexible working, free dental insurance, life assurance, income protection, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, payroll giving scheme, access to 4,000 Udemy courses, career development pathway, wrap parties, project completion awards, game/creative jams, big family events, studio social activities, and more. They are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Job description

With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.
As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021 and 2022, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 20 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.
The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!

Sumo Sheffield studio is looking to recruit an experienced QA Lead Tester working in a development/embedded capacity to lead the existing QA testing team working on our current and future titles.
Working in the heart of the development environment, the successful candidate will play a key part in the development process by defining testing processes, supporting and mentoring the experienced team of testers and helping the overall team achieve their target quality in design and implementation.
QA are genuinely embedded in our development teams and we are relying heavily on our testing team in order to be able to continue to achieve excellent results, therefore we consider this a key role for our flagship studio. 

In your new role you will:

    • Plan QA deliverables and ensure coverage for all testing requests from all areas of development
    • Define the testing processes to ensure fast and accurate qualitative and functional testing
    • Provide personal support, mentoring, and professional development for testers
    • Assist the recruitment team to recruit additional QA testers
    • Review capacity of the team relating to the scope of the project
    • Sign off on releases for production milestones
    • Be a point of contact for all QA-related communication
    • Take part in project leadership meetings and chair daily QA SCRUMs
    • Be an advocate of QA throughout the organisation
    • Liaise with external testing teams at our publishing partners

To be successful you will have:

    • 5+ years’ experience within games dev/embedded testing, at least 2 of which in a senior or lead capacity
    • Experience in shipping 2+ games on consoles, at least one of which in a lead or senior capacity
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills
    • A very high degree of flexibility and organisational skills
    • A passion for games and their development

It would be an advantage if you have:

    • An understanding of JIRA
    • Current knowledge of platform specific certification requirements
    • Experience using Unreal Editor
    • Experience using Perforce VCS
What we offer:

. Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
. ULEV car scheme
. Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits        
. Salary Sacrifice Pension
. Flexible Working  
. 21 days free-use holiday
+ your birthday off
+ 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day
+ a duvet day
+ Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year
+ Bank Holidays
+ extra allowance accrued for longer service
. Free dental insurance 
. Life Assurance 4x Salary
. Income Protection of 75% for 5 years           
. Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
. Employee Assistance Programme:
. Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments
. Free financial & home buying support consultations
. Cycle to Work Scheme
. Payroll Giving Scheme
. Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
. Career Development Pathway  
. Wrap Parties.
. Project Completion Awards
. Game/Creative Jams
. Big Family Events
. Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…
. Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group 
. Free fruit and drinks in our studios
. Employee Referral Bonus     

Where do we stand on diversity?

At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.
We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
More about Sumo Sheffield
Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games.
Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:

o   World-class sports facilities
o   Iconic theatres and galleries
o   Multiple retail and shopping experiences
o   Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries
o   The award-winning National Video Game Museum

More about Sumo Digital
Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.
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Location: Sheffield

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-03-01

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