QA Lead (UK)

We see ourselves as a new civilisation of people emerging to make the world of gaming better. We’re a different breed of games company - we do things our own way in our own style, not necessarily following what’s been done before.

Our people are at the heart of our evolution and we nurture them to be their best. Without them our vision would fail.

We strive to avoid crunch, overtime is optional and always paid, and we offer flexible working hours to allow you to enjoy a normal family life whilst making great games.

We’ve helped millions to fight their way through fearsome mobs in Minecraft Dungeons, battle each other and the environment in Rust: Console Edition and most recently worked with Bethesda Game Studios to craft new adventures for Vault Dwellers around the world in Fallout 76.

We’re growing rapidly and as a result we’re looking for a QA Lead to join our studio in Middlesbrough (UK), home to the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline and countryside. As a QA Lead at Double Eleven, you’ll be planning QA deliverables and ensure coverage for all testing requests from all areas of development. 

In this role you will set up camp at our HQ in Middlesbrough. We are continuing to assess the covid-19 situation, and our studio is set-up with the necessary covid-19 support measures to keep our teams safe. The wellbeing of our teams is at the heart of everything we do, and we are keen that all our teams feel safe and reassured.

Strictly no agencies (sorry guys!) and we’re unable to sponsor a visa for this role. We can support UK relocation and have a dedicated People team on standby to assist you and your family with every step to us.


WOULD YOU ENJOY


  • Helping to create beautiful games
  • Being part of an amazing team working on multiple AAA titles
  • Being trusted to work independently and proactively to the highest standards
  • Working with experienced teams in the industry


WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING


  • Define the testing processes to ensure fast and accurate qualitative and functional testing
  • Provide personal support, mentoring, and professional development for QA testers
  • Assist with the recruitment of additional QA testers
  • Review capacity of the team relating to the scope of the project
  • Stay up-to-date with planned changes and updates from the Development team
  • Develop and maintain test workflows for the assigned area(s) with a focus on the efficiency of the project and the quality of the game
  • Develop, optimise, and complete smoke tests for the assigned area(s) or of specific builds to ensure they are usable as the project requires
  • Propose, develop, optimise, and execute test cases for the assigned area(s) with a focus on the efficiency and quality of the project
  • Create and maintain relevant documentation to aid with development and testing
  • Autonomously determine the prioritisation of assigned work based on the project’s needs, and clarify requirements with relevant team members where needed
  • Generate and present testing strategies in advance of upcoming work for the assigned area(s), and participate in the enactment of those strategies
  • Raise project issues and risks that you observe to the relevant parties and participate in mitigation of those risks with a view to avoiding recurring issues
  • Establish and maintain good communication and productive collaboration with all team members on the project
  • Support the Development, Production, and Publishing teams with specific requests
  • Be an advocate for working best practices, maintaining high standards, and setting an example to the rest of the QA team


WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR


  • Demonstrable experience within the video games industry
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Demonstrable ability to problem solve and use initiative
  • Demonstrable ability to work as part of a team and coordinate tasks amongst the team
  • Demonstrable ability to work under pressure and meet short deadlines
  • Demonstrable ability to take on and work with given feedback
  • Demonstrable ability to remain resilient and adaptable in changing environments
  • Demonstrable ability to manage own workload autonomously
  • Solid technical knowledge of video games industry processes and terms
  • Experience using Agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of test/build automation processes
  • Knowledge of working with console platforms and commonly used game editors
  • Knowledge of software debugging methods Understanding of JIRA or similar bug tracking and project management software


QUALIFICATIONS


All relevant qualifications considered


WORKING AT DOUBLE ELEVEN


We’re pretty sure we’re the best place to work, period. Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary which is regularly benchmarked against the market as well as an annual pay review as part of an appraisal
  • Flexible start time (start anytime between 8:00am and 10:00am)
  • Flexible lunch hours
  • 29 days of annual leave (20 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays + your birthday)
  • A minimum of 8 days discretionary annual leave during the December holiday break (this is dependant on where the Christmas and New Year day fall each year)
  • 4 additional days annual leave for 5 years service and a further 4 days annual leave added for your epic 10 years service milestone
  • 1 day off if your moving house
  • Personal development plan designed in conjunction with you, your manager and our Training & Development Manager. Plus clear progression framework
  • Vitality Private Healthcare for you and your family (upon the successful completion of a probationary period)
  • Potential for annual performance bonuses and end of year bonuses
  • Constantly improving tools and workflow so you can focus on creativity
  • Fast decision-making to allow you thrive
  • State of the art office facilities i.e. VR setup, games room, book library, high spec kitchen area and more
  • Free juice, hot drinks, fruit and monthly free team lunches
  • Cycle scheme
  • Employee referral bonus (up to £2000!) 
  • UK relocation package which includes financial compensation and one to one support finding accommodation / schools etc
  • Opportunity to attend and speak at global events as a Double Eleven Ambassador
  • Many free parties celebrating game launches, winter break and summer
  • In-studio wellbeing programmes and support
  • Opportunity to contribute to our internal Employee Diversity and Equality Network
  • Free game codes, game swag and merchandise
  • Free on site parking
  • Team charity events
  • Sponsored studio activities such as Football, Game Jams and any new suggestions are always considered
  • Join in with social activities organised by groups within the studio. Previous events have included; cinema nights, white water rafting, paintballing, Tough Mudder, hill walking, table tennis tournaments, clay pigeon shooting outings, military circuits, running clubs and more
  • Maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption and dependent leave available
  • Christmas Saving Scheme
  • Rewards and discounts available from Vitality health scheme
  • Pension match contribution
  • Excellent employee rating on Glassdoor


WHAT WE BELIEVE


We believe that diverse developers make better games.

We believe that we're stronger as a team, and encourage an inclusive, secure and collaborative workforce. 

We believe that levelling the playing field creates a safe, accessible and open environment for a wide range of people from a wide range of backgrounds.

We believe that education and communication are the foundation of creating this environment.

We actively encourage and welcome applications from all walks of life and our studios are fully accessible.

Through integrity, ambition and humanity, we are able to use that experience to create and bring to market great games that people love.


WHAT WE DO


Since we first opened our doors over 11 years ago, we’ve grown to over 200 people across 2 studios in the UK and Malaysia, continuing to put our people first as we move forward into a range of original and established IP. We’re lucky enough to work with some of the best developers and publishers in the world and we’re proud to be embarking on this journey with a diverse group of people, working on projects we enjoy but that also challenge us and push us out of our comfort zones to better ourselves.

We value our people and we value their time, striving for a work-life balance and offering a whole host of benefits to those who work for us. Our learning journey is never over, we invest in our people and offer regular training and development on both a company and individual level.


WAYS TO REACH US


If you have a general query or if you need support with your application and/or an alternative way to apply, please do not hesitate to contact our Recruitment team at [email protected] 


WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT TEESSIDE?

We're located in the North East, where you’ll find a fantastic standard of living and quality of life:

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+Kingdom&country2=United+Kingdom&city1=Middlesbrough&city2=London

We have both coast and country on our doorstep: https://www.enjoyteesvalley.com/