QA Compatibility Tester

Discipline: Quality Assurance

Location: Cambridge

Employment Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 06 April 2020

Salary: Competitive

QA Compatibility Tester

Frontier are the studio behind Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo. We are Britain’s biggest independent publisher and developer of videogames, based among the world-leading technology cluster in the historic city of Cambridge, England.

Frontier produces a wide variety of games to be played on all manner of hardware, peripherals, control schemes, play styles and player abilities. It is the role of the Compatibility Lab to ensure that stability and performance expectations are met across all projects, with thorough checks performed to ensure our games continue to meet our high standards.

Successful candidates will determine and assemble hardware to destructively test, replicate reported issues, create test suites, generate reports and provide feedback to the Development Teams with the facts they need; be that to ensure parity across all platforms with a new game or checking that a new change fits seamlessly into the experience of playing a game without affecting performance.

We are seeking a technically minded communicator who is looking to challenge themselves in a role that includes both working as part of a team and on individual assignments. If you have strong technical knowledge of the leading console and PC configurations with a passion for games and game-play then we'd love to hear from you!

You’ll be joining during an exciting period of growth at Frontier and as part your work will help ensure the continued level of accessibility and quality of our current games. We welcome applications from those with or without QA experience.

Key Accountabilities:

  •  Executing detailed compatibility test plans using a matrix of different PC configurations
  • Regressing both internal and externally reported issues by identifying and replicating a specific hardware set-up
  •  Finding and reporting issues in a clear and accurate manner
  •  Completing ad-hoc requests made to the Compatibility team 
  •  Providing support to other Frontier teams as needed

Person Specification:

  •  Ability to work under pressure in a fast changing environment 
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  Strong attention to detail 
  •  Proactive and self-motivated attitude
  •  Creative thinker
  •  Inquisitive and technical mind

Qualifications & Experience:

Essential:

  • Working knowledge of existing consoles and PC architecture
  • Proven logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Track record of working well within a team
  • Highly computer-literate

Desirable:

  •  Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence and TestRail
  •  Video game enthusiast
  •  Games industry experience
  •  Degree qualified 

What we can offer you: 

At Frontier we believe your work should be rewarding in every way. We offer the chance to work on blockbuster franchises and world-leading IP in a studio environment considered one of the best places to work in the UK.

We also offer a range of flexible benefits to our 500+ team, including life assurance, private family healthcare, pension, flexitime working hours, in-house catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, regular in-house wellbeing sessions, childcare vouchers, regular social events, and annual bonus and sharesave schemes for everyone to share in the studio’s success.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

 

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