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Director of QA & Localisation

  • Role: Director of QA & Localisation
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The Role

Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available). As this is a key role, some days in the office will be required (to be agreed).

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At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X

We are looking for a Director of QA & Localisation who is experienced and passionate to work closely with the QA Manager & Head of Localisation to ensure our simulation titles are of the highest quality.  You will need to be extremely hands on with the growing teams, assisting and directing where needed, mentoring and decision making to ensure game functuality is at its best!

Responsibilities

  • Defining QA & LQA strategy, approach and execution in development projects.
  • Providing leadership and direction to the QA & LQA management team
  • Working with QA& Localisation management and Head of Localisation to oversee the entire process and workbacks, ensuring test plans are realistic and achieve the best quality results in the best time frames.
  • Ensuring all our titles are of the highest market leading quality across all platforms.
  • Providing leadership and technical expertise within Automation, Testing Methodologies, Testing and Localisation Processes, Tools and Techniques and Quality Assurance across the teams.
  • Working with key stakeholders to develop and execute QA & Localisation strategies to meet and exceed department and business quality goals.
  • Ensuring team have adequate resource, tools and training to achieve quality goals.
  • Ensuring that the development teams adhere to the principles, guidelines and best practices of the QA & Localisation strategy as defined.
  • Building and maintenance of quality standards as well as enforcing technical and testing standards.
  • Gathering and present testing metrics and testing activities for the projects to key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring the proper usage of available tools to gain the maximum benefit of the QA & Localisation effort. This includes testing tools for functional, performance, automation, etc.
  • Manage training and continuous learning of QA & Localisation staff by means of short courses, conferences, meetups, certifications, etc.

What We Look For In You

  • Exceptional knowledge of QA and Localisation process and methodologies and Software Development Life Cycle Experience
  • Data-Driven Thinking
  • Understanding of 1st party processes and rules
  • At least two cycles with games production (pref. console)
  • Flexible with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written, including an additional language
  • Experience working in a global cross functional team.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity and providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences.​

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you have exceptional knowledge of QA and Localisation? We want to hear from you!

About Our People

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By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values

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Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.

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Enhance life

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.

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Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.

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Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

I am very proud of the company that our people have created. By enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games