Sharkmob is a growing game developer with studios in London and Malmö, Sweden. Creativity, passion for craft, and innovation are hallmarks of our young company. 2.5 years into its founding, our London studio is working on an ambitious AAA title and has more than 80 developers. The London studio is growing fast & you’ll be joining at an exciting time, helping build the foundations of our QA Team.
We are looking to build the next evolution of Quality Assurance teams. We believe QA is an essential part of development and should be involved at every step of the process. You will lead Sharkmob’s QA team to ensure we can deliver a AAA game to a modern audience. Working closely within cross-functional development teams and reporting to the Production Director, you’ll have a direct impact on game development and strategy.
Ensure timely and effective delivery of QA goals within the broader project and studio.
Create, develop, analyse and iterate on processes and strategies that ensure efficient & reliable testing plans to accurately reflect the quality of features.
Ensure bug reporting is fit-for-purpose, accurate, quality driven and reproducible at scale.
Lead, mentor and develop direct reports.
Provide effective reporting and analysis of the quality team’s output.
Work collaboratively with the engineering team to identify areas and features which could be automated to reduce time-consuming manual testing.
Ensure quality analysts are embedded effectively and working collaboratively within feature teams, identifying coverage gaps to ensure the team is being effectively utilised.
Extensive & demonstrable experience on a shipped AAA game as a games quality assurance analyst, ideally in a Managerial or Lead level position.
Demonstrable & effective people management & leadership skills - mentoring, motivating, organising, learning & development and performance management.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
An understanding of discipline specific vocabulary and pipelines.
Demonstrable experience with automated testing in a AAA games QA environment.
Extensive experience and knowledge of bug management tools, ideally JIRA.
Experienced in testing online or MMO type games and having an understanding of and be able to recognise the challenges that may present.
Remuneration and benefits
Competitive salaries based on up-to-date data from external benchmarking providers & reviewed annually.
30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holidays.
Hybrid work-from-home policy.
Discretionary annual performance-based bonus of up to 12%.
Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob).
BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy.
£425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance.
Core studio hours 10:00-16:00 with 1 'wellness hour' to be used per week.
Daily breakfasts, snacks & refreshments at the studio.
Assistance for people reloccating within the UK (up to £2,000 to spend on travel into London for flat viewings and moving vans/couriers).
Sharkmob makes multiplayer games with a focus on the player and the community. Many of us come from a PC and console background and we always push for AAA production value in our projects. We love to constantly challenge ourselves, pushing technology to the max while applying every ounce of skill and creativity we have.