QA Analyst

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

October 4, 2021
Liverpool, UK

Expansive Worlds is a creative division of Avalanche Studios Group and a leading developer and publisher of outdoor games. Since 2009, Expansive Worlds has been devoted to delivering highly immersive outdoor gaming experiences for millions of players and best known for the long-standing and successful theHunter franchise.

Systemic Reaction is a creative division of Avalanche Studios Group and a leading developer and publisher of open world games. Since 2019, Systemic Reaction has been devoted to delivering highly immersive gaming experiences for millions of players and best known for Generation Zero, and Second Extinction.

We are now looking for a number of QA Analysts to work on an unannounced title over these two divisions.

The Position:

You will work as part of a dedicated QA team based in Liverpool, ensuring that the games maintain a high level of quality for milestones and release.

As part of the QA team you will be working closely with a variety of people within the different development disciplines to provide testing and dev support. You will be given support and training in order to best analyse game features, create test plans, execute testing and other duties, as well as communicating with the team.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Functional and qualitative testing of gameplay mechanics & features 
  • Detect, research and report all potential issues in the issue tracking tools
  • Verify fixes are implemented correctly throughout the product life cycle 
  • Plan, write, maintain and execute test suites and test cases
  • Input to collaboration, creativity, and problem solving within the team
  • Actively highlight risks and concerns and always look to mitigate impact to the project

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Console and/or PC experience.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication, implementation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, solution driven and excellent time and analytic skills.
  • Able to remain focused and communicate risks and detailed information clearly.
  • Ability to learn, comprehend and apply new concepts, techniques and procedures.
  • Have a positive attitude, good people skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.

Desirable Skills:

  • Professional QA experience.
  • Education in fields related to games, testing (or other creative skills).
  • Experience with game engine / development software.
  • Understanding of the development life cycle.
  • Effectively adapt to changing tasks, workloads and requirements in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience of bug tracking/reporting software (i.e Jira, Hansoft).
  • Understanding of QA methodologies, terminology, and tools

How to Apply:

Kickstart is a Government scheme aimed to help support young people back into work after the economic effects of the pandemic. The Job Placements are only available for Universal Credit claimants aged 16 to 24 and out of education who are referred to employers by their respective Work Coaches.

In order to apply you should:

  1. Complete this form
  2. Get in touch with your work coach (reference postal code L3 9QJ) to receive a referral

Avalanche Studios Group - Wikipedia

About Us

Throughout our three creative divisions at Avalanche Studios Group, we're committed to creating innovative and unforgettable open world experiences for our players. To achieve this monumental mission, we believe in creating a truly sustainable work environment where over 500 diverse, passionate, and collaborative creatives from all over the world can flourish.

Avalanche Studios Group is based in Stockholm, New York, Malmö and Liverpool, and spans over the creative divisions: Avalanche Studios, Expansive Worlds and Systemic Reaction. Whether it's creating immersive outdoor experiences, craft unique and immersive worlds, or empowering the players with true freedom, we're all joined in our vision to create worlds beyond limits.

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