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QA Team Lead

  • Role: QA Team Lead
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

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”.

We recently moved into a brand new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

We are looking for a QA Team Lead to take ownership of delivering game content into and out of QA, ready for publishing.  You will be a mentor for the QA Testers to increase their knowledge of testing techniques, and work closely with the QA Manager to ensure our products are of high quality and completed on time.

Responsibilities

  • QA project management and team management, including personal goals and development
  • Ensure all bugs found during testing are accurately logged onto JIRA
  • Assist in the assessment of content against alpha/beta entry criteria and test exit criteria 
  • Organise and manage functional and regression testing of new code iterations, updating bug status and ensuring any other information is received and relayed to the QA Team as necessary.
  • Update and maintain test cases and assist in test design for any assigned titles.
  • Provide support to all members of the QA team when any new methodologies are rolled out to ensure that any new testing processes are consistently understood and followed 
  • Evaluation and analysis of testing techniques utilised throughout QA, using software quality metrics to improve/refine any techniques where possible 
  • Collaborate with QA Manager and Development leads in order to highlight any areas of potential risk within a title. 
  • Tailor test case design to focus on any areas of high risk identified by development 
  • Work alongside all departments within the studio to ensure no area of the product is left un-turned
  • Formulate strong relationships within the QA team, external vendors and all development partners.
  • Reviewing & Signing off content for release / submission

What we look for in you

  • 2+ Years’ Experience in QA or related gaming industry role
  • Experience with line management necessary – ideally professionally management trained
  • Experience testing across multiple platforms (PC and console preferred) 
  • Ideally ISTQB certified but not required
  • Ability to communicate in a second language (particularly French, German, Chinese) advantageous 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development processes, change management, and process improvement.
  • A passion for video games and the industry 

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.


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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

We work hard to build experiences that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Our games simulate reality but are non-violent. 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 wanted to pursue my dream of working in games. I needed a career surrounded by creatives."

"The skills I bring to the role are hard work, flexibility, willingness to learn, and being passionate and knowledgeable about my craft."

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games