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Associate QA Technician (12 Month Fixed-Term Contract)

Sega Europe
Horsham, United Kingdom
15 days ago


This is a great first step into the world of development QA and is an entry level position in the QA team which works across all Creative Assembly’s award-winning series of Total War games. The role involves testing across a range of titles that are currently in development including DLC for existing releases and new projects in development. As an Associate QA Technician, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our development teams to accurately report issues on all aspects of the game.

We are looking for someone with strong communication and organisational skills who enjoys playing Total War and other strategy games, with a strong academic background in a game related field who is willing to learn from the ground up the process of testing. They will need to be able to work with various disciplines within game development to provide detailed reproduction steps for bugs.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of Total War games, including multiplayer titles and has a background or degree in a relevant field of software development. They will have a passion for games and games development who can work under direction to complete tasks in the given time frames. They will need to be self-motivated to learn the many and varied skills and processes involved in development QA who is comfortable in asking questions and seeking out information.

Key Responsibilities

The primary functions of the role are to find, grade and report defects completely and concisely and aid in the reproduction and further investigation of issues as required, communicating key defects, feedback, testing requirements and potential risks to QA Leads.

You will be responsible for following set tasks and objectives from structured test plan runs that need to be followed precisely to open destructive testing. You will test every assigned area using debugging tools to help aid in reproduction and testing.

Working with the rest of QA, you will aim to provide the highest quality overall release of each title worked on by the given deadlines. Achieved primarily through the logging and communicating of concise defects with the correct classification.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

This role is a Fixed-Term Contract until end of May 2021. All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust.

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we house many talented people, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life.

We have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Currently we are working fully remotely, and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. Our expert IT and HR teams will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19. Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.


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