AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior QA Analyst – Star Wars

We are BossAlien, part of the NaturalMotion family. Our mission is to bring AAA console visuals and deep compelling gameplay to mobile platforms. For the past four years NaturalMotion Studios have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

Job Purpose

We are looking for Senior QA Analyst to join us at BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion, in creating Star Wars™: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, team-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters. 

The role of the Senior QA Analyst is to drive and support overall game quality, coach and mentor junior testers, manage test planning, and provide support for subject specific Agile pods.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Create test plans for complex features and cross-feature interactions
  • Craft non-functional test suites (performance, endurance, usability) as needed
  • Plan QA tasks such as bug sweeps, retests, and exploratory testing
  • Adjust manual testing to compliment automated test coverage
  • Analyse performance data to find and report issues
  • Critically analyse risks and testing needed to mitigate them
  • Keep up to date on advances in testing techniques and best practices
  • Understand user roles and perform user acceptance tests
  • Develop and maintain test strategies, test plans, regression plans, cross-feature plans, and test cases
  • Identify challenges related to mobile testing (hardware, networking, etc.)
  • Maintain and update feature artifacts, FAQs, and team wikis
  • Coach and mentor junior members of the QA team

Required Skills & Experience  

  • Experience in game testing on multiple platforms
  • ISTQB Certified or similar certification
  • Clear and concise communicator
  • Must work well with others
  • Understanding of test and reporting tools, such as JIRA, TestRail, GameBench etc.
  • Experience in Agile testing strategies and shift-left approaches
  • Build transparency and share knowledge between teams
  • Passion for high quality video games

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme, Zynga stock allocation and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Private medical care, dental and healthcare cash plan
  • Life insurance, critical illness insurance and income protection
  • 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave
  • Discounted gym membership and free weekly (virtual) fitness classes
  • Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Summer and Christmas parties 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.  Please contact us at accommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position

#LI-Hybrid

Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov.

Careers Category: Quality Assurance

Careers location: Brighton, UK, London, UK

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition ID: P210626

Select Your Country of Residence

Apply

Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov