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Senior Quality Analyst

First Light Games

First Light Games

Quality Assurance · Full-time
London, UK · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

We are able to hire this position fully remotely within EU time zones.

Company Vision

A studio empowered to do everything bigger and better for ourselves in building the world’s most popular free to play games in web3.

Company Values

We prize transparency and effective communication above all else, without it our other values and goals are far harder to achieve

We are a studio motivated and unified by a will to succeed both commercially and artistically

We are focused, self-motivated and take responsibility in order to make a positive impact on the project every day. Ultimately we value simplicity in order to achieve our core ambition of creating best in class products

If we want to make fun games we need to remember to have fun making them

Role Specifics

We’re looking for a QA Tester who is motivated to use their experience to deliver world class games and who cares deeply about how the player interacts with our titles. We are looking for:

● Professional games QA experience at a senior level.

● Wide understanding of QA processes in areas such as bug tracking and regression, test plan creation and maintainability, third party software integration to help streamline any QA processes, bug reporting tools etc.

● Work as part of a team, but with plenty of opportunity to take responsibility on an individual level.

● Product oriented mindset - it’s not only about the bugs, but about the game and the players.

● Fluent in English with excellent communication skills.

● Passion for games.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Functionality, compatibility, destructive, and focused testing.

● The creation and completion of smoke test / test cases developed internally.

● Testing on platforms including Android and iOS devices.

● Using a bug database and ensuring all issues are recorded and entered correctly.

● Tracking and regressing issues as the development team continues to improve the product.

● Presenting bug report summary \ status updates to our team.

PLUSES:

● Automated testing experience using unit test frameworks \ CI CD.

● Experience integrating or utilizing bug monitoring report tools such as Unity dashboard monitoring, firebase crashlytics, backtrace, embrace etc.

● Experience working with Real time alert systems for new and regressed issues, growing issues that might require immediate attention.

● Aptitude to proactively improve the QA process in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

● Handling community bug reports and responses.

● Assist players in the community addressing whatever problem they were experiencing while attempting to cement friendly relationships.

Team Culture

First Light is a team of highly experienced and motivated people who share a love and passion for games but that’s not all we’re passionate about. Over lunch you’re just as likely to find us discussing what’s up with politics or what the exactly the world’s best cake is as you are to find us dissecting player motivation or economy issues within game x's meta.

The studio has an egalitarian mindset when it comes to making games. Every member’s opinion is given time and space as we know that that killer idea can come from anyone in the company. There is no ‘i' in team but there is a 'u’ in us. To facilitate this we work hard on upholding the highest standards in communication, which is why it is our number one company value. Fundamentally we are all here to learn as much as possible from each other as game makers and as human beings.

We are of course deeply passionate about games and gaming and have a broad range of tastes and opinions. By bringing these views to bear on our design process we hope to create games of broad appeal and deep engagement. We spend time playing games together socially every week and are looking for people to share and inform us with their own personal gaming passions.

The pandemic forced working from home upon us but since the first lockdown ended the majority of the team has been coming into the studio every day. We believe that the physical workplace is the best place to foster and enhance collaboration, especially in a new small studio but we will continue to incorporate remote working effectively and are adopting a flexible workplace policy.

What We Offer

● 32 Vacation days (24 + 8 bank Holidays)

● Flexible working conditions

● Monthly social nights, weekly social events

● Central London location for office meetups

First Light Games is an equal opportunity employer.

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