Games Tester

Games Jobs - QA / Localisation - London

Job Title Games Tester
Job Category QA Tester
Job Description For further details or to apply for one of these vacancies please forward your curriculum vitae and application form to gamestesters@sega.co.uk.

Please follow the link below to download your application form:

http://www.sega.com/jobs/Games_Tester_Application_Form.doc

Please do not apply on Gi.Biz. We are only able to consider applications from people who have submitted both a completed application form and CV.


Company Overview

As one of the leading interactive entertainment companies, SEGA cultivates creative talent worldwide with offices in America, Japan and our European HQ in London.  Our acclaimed UK based studios include Sports Interactive and The Creative Assembly who are responsible for award-winning titles and iconic franchises such as Football Manager™, Aliens™, and the Total War™ series. Hardlight, the newest UK studio in the SEGA family, are the talented team behind Sonic the Hedgehog™'s latest adventures on mobile platforms Sonic Jump™ and Sonic Dash™.  SEGA's much loved blue hedgehog mascot is a true global brand crossing over from video games in to toys, stationary, apparel and much more.

SEGA is growing and has recently completed an acquisition of Canada based Relic Entertainment Studio, famed for high quality strategy games including “Warhammer 40k Dawn of War” and the “Company of Heroes” series. We are determined to set new standards in interactive entertainment and are excited by the opportunity of welcoming such a talented development studio into the SEGA family.

We are a dedicated bunch with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy being part of a lively, self-motivated, forward thinking company in an exciting and ever-evolving industry and because we work hard we play hard too.

Check out http://Sega.com to find out why we are a workplace you’ll never want to leave!

Position Overview

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK IN THE COMPUTER VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY?

SEGA’s Development Services team is looking for bright and motivated people to join us as Functionality Testers (or Games Testers as they’re more commonly known).  

Getting the chance to work on SEGA titles before they hit the shops, you’ll be responsible for testing our titles to ensure they play as the developers intended them to and that they’re free from any ‘bugs’.

These positions are an excellent opportunity for people wanting to start a career in an industry which is fast paced, dynamic and above all fun!

Based at our offices in West London, positions are currently available on our Early Shift (7.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday) and our Late Shift (3.00pm to 10.30pm, Monday to Friday).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow a test script in a thorough and consistent manner
  • Use test scripts and testing skills to finds bugs and identify the severity and risk to the business
  • Enter professional, clear, accurate and complete bug descriptions (e.g. using the correct naming conventions, what the bug is, steps to reproduce etc)  
  • Follows instructions accurately and in a timely manner
  • Honestly and effectively communicate important issues and actively work with colleagues when needed
  • Assist with coordination of group-based testing


Additional:

  • If required, the job holder may be expected to work outside normal office hours, including weekends and/or bank holidays, when necessary. The job holder may also be required to work offsite if necessary.
  • The job holder may be expected to execute any additional requests or instructions issued by senior staff or other members of the management team that are suitable to your job remit.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experienced games player with the ability to familiarise with game-play elements rapidly
  • High standards of work and willingness to meet and exceed expectations
  • Adaptability and willingness to improve processes and own development
  • Proactively help and assist colleagues and maintain a ‘can do’ attitude when under pressure
  • Clear and concise communicator both written and verbally
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work unsupervised and maintain focus and commitment
  • Maintain an adaptable approach to testing
  • Flexibility to work additional hours if necessary
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the role and the company.


This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.
Salary Competitive hourly rate
Location London
Job Category QA / Localisation
Date posted 06/08/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of SEGA Europe using their internal reference .
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