Embedded Tester
Microsoft
Atherstone, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
2d ago

Rare : we're not your typical developer. Our 30+ years in the game-making business have been dedicated to crafting one beloved title after another, constantly trying new things, and infusing the fun we have every day into the games we create.

Check out the Rare Replay collection for three whirlwind decades of evidence! We strive to keep Rare a fantastic place to work, from its beautiful location and state-

of-the-art facilities to a strong focus on work / life balance.

If you're a keen gamer, chances are you've already caught wind of our epic shared world pirate adventure Sea of Thieves , released in March 2018 and a journey we're committed to for the long haul even as we begin to think about what's out there beyond the horizon.

With every day bringing new challenges and discoveries in equal measure, there's never been a more rewarding time to join our daredevil crew!

ROLE PURPOSE

Looking for a role that is a key part of our studio? One that puts you in the action, where your feedback is valued and fundamental to our development process? Continue reading

We’re hiring an Embedded Tester on a core level, one to strengthen our current team and prepare for the future. This is an exciting permanent role based in our studio at Twycross, UK working within the Sea of Thieves development team.

At Rare we operate differently in that we do not have a separate test organisation, but instead, a small quality-focused group who work within our dynamic and diverse development team.

Embedded testers are as much a part of our development team as everyone else, to ensure that new features are designed and delivered to high quality with low risk.

A little about what we are looking for : You are self-organised and work collaboratively across development teams. You are able to represent our customers and will assist in the planning, guidance and sign-

off of new features. With your knowledge, you can suggest relevant test cases or automation where appropriate.

On a day to day basis, your role will be to evaluate upcoming features based on change, technical complexity, risk, schedule and resources, focusing your effort on the features under your ownership are delivered to plan.

You can expect a range of exciting challenges that will test and broaden your experience. You’ll be part of a team of friendly, highly talented developers who encourage the sharing of knowledge and support.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assisting in the planning, building and delivery of new features.
  • Highlighting areas of risk or test complexity.
  • Proposing mitigations or solutions to optimise the development process and ensure our players enjoy a great experience.
  • Promoting test and quality within the development process and actively seeking out tasks that would benefit from test input.
  • Ensuring Test processes allow the development team to iterate locally, rapidly and securely; finding issues close to creation.
  • Providing a positive and professional attitude under pressure, demonstrating integrity and being a role model for others.
  • Qualifications

  • Experience in agile game development teams with products shipped.
  • You have experience working with bug tracking solutions (preferably Azure DevOps).
  • If you have experience as an Engineer or Producer, then we would encourage your application.
  • Able to discuss the game development process with developers.
  • DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Some working familiarity with Unreal Engine and Blueprint.
  • Experience working within a development team, and close to other disciplines such as Engineering or Design is beneficial.
  • ISEB / ISTQB qualified.
  • Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

    Benefits / perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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