Temporary Senior QA Tester

Cambridge /
Quality Assurance – Testing /
Fixed Term
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 700 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  
 
We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 
 
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

Frontier focuses on high quality internal QA testing for all our games and as a Senior Tester you will have a fundamental role in our development process and will work closely with art, design and programming colleagues on each project.

We are seeking a number of new additions to our Senior staff who are technically minded communicators looking to challenge themselves in a role that includes both working as part of a team and on individual assignments. If you have strong technical knowledge of the leading consoles and PC with a passion for games and game-play then we'd love to hear from you!

Successful candidates will play test, destructively test, regress, create test suites, and generate reports From time to time you may need to organise teams’ or individuals’ daily work and provide general game feedback to aid the internal Development Teams.

You’ll be joining during an exciting period of growth at Frontier and as part of our QA team your work will help ensure the continued level of quality of our games.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a studio with a proven track record of delivering successful AAA titles and to play an important role in our continued success. 

Responsibilities

    • Maintaining, running and creating test suites for both new and existing    projects.
    • Finding and reporting issues in a clear and accurate manner.
    • Regressing both internal and external issues.
    • Completing ad-hoc requests made to the QA team.
    • Providing support to other Frontier departments as needed.

About you

    • Essential
    • Inquisitive and technical mind.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast changing environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Pro-active and self-motivated attitude.
    • Proven logical and methodical approach to problem solving.
    • Track record of working well within a team.
    • Previous experience in QA games testing roles.
    • Strong technical knowledge of the leading consoles and PC.

    • Desirable
    • Knowledge of JIRA and Test Rail.
    • Passion for video games.
    • Experience managing a small teams.
    • Experience with destructive testing methodology and practices.
This role can be offered on a hybrid working basis, which means you’ll have the opportunity to spend time working both in the studio and at home. You will probably be required to spend at least 50% of your time in the studio to facilitate collaboration and engagement. We can provide a comprehensive support package as part of any offer should you need to relocate.

What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.