QA Online Test Engineer

Cambridge /
Operations – Quality Assurance /
Permanent
About Frontier
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 600 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 Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic 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 growth of Frontier Foundry, our games label for publishing games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 

Frontier focuses on high quality internal QA testing for all our games, websites and tools. Testers have a fundamental role in our development process and will work closely with art, design, server, online services, marketing and programming colleagues on each project.

We are seeking a number of technically minded communicators who are 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 website design, have an understanding of coding, are familiar with the leading consoles and PC with a passion for games and game-play then we'd love to hear from you!

Successful candidates will investigate issues, destructively test, regress, create test suites, generate reports and provide general app, website and tool 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 current games as well as internal applications. We welcome applications from those with or without QA experience.

Key accountabilities

    • 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 teams as needed

About you

    • 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
    • Creative thinker

Qualifications and experience

    • Essential
    • Computer literate
    • Knowledge of website testing and design
    • Some coding knowledge (C# and XML preferred)
    • Familiarity with all desktop browsers and both Android and Apple devices
    • Proven logical and methodical approach to problem solving
    • Track record of working well within a team

    • Desirable
    • Knowledge of website accessibility testing
    • Knowledge of Linux
    • An understanding of API and server/network environments
    • Knowledge of JIRA and Test Rail
    • Video game enthusiast
    • Strong technical knowledge of the leading consoles and PC
    • Games industry experience
    • Degree qualified 
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.