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QA Lead

Sumo Digital
Secret Mode, Leamington Spa
1 month ago
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About Secret Mode

Secret Mode is the publishing wing of the award-winning Sumo Group Ltd. Our goal is to publish internally developed projects from any of Sumo Group’s 19 game development studios across the UK, Canada, Europe, and India, as well as third party independent game developers. We believe that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits. We believe quality and fun are everything.

Day in the Life of a QA Lead at Secret Mode:

As a part of Secret Mode’s QA team, you’ll be responsible for testing games from external development partners and ensuring these live up to and exceed our customers’ high expectations. The QA Lead will work alongside QA Management to assess and report on game quality. You will create and maintain test plans, liaise with development partners and work to build the skills of junior QA team members.

What you need to do this job:

• A proven track record with games and/or software QA testing with some experience in a leadership role

• Excellent leadership and communication skills

• Proactive and self-motivated, identifies problems in advance and presents innovative test approaches

• A detailed understanding of database and bug-tracking software (Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc.)

• Familiarity with multiple gaming platforms and genres

• A very high degree of flexibility and organisational skills

• Experienced games player with the ability to familiarise with game-play elements rapidly

What’s in it for you?

Secret Mode also offers a highly personable benefits package which has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your career.

Financial: Annual bonus, flexible benefits allowance, salary sacrifice pension, benefits hub, payroll giving, an employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, car loan and bicycles.
Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday (increasing to 22 with service), bank holidays, birthday day off, a duvet day (increasing to 4 with service), Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year) and options to buy or sell up to a week of annual leave*.
Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (remote GP, mental health, physio, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and second opinions (medical)), critical illness cover*, health cash plan*, flexible gym (in-studio or discounts) and funded flu vaccines/eye tests.
Personal Development: Structured My Development pathway, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5+ learning days per annum (1 can be used as a volunteer day), award-winning L&D team and yearly attendance to the Sumo Developers Conference (link to video).
Extra Perks: A variety of in-studio perks, regular care packages, studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, quizzes, life drawing and more), sabbaticals (at 10 years’ service) and an annual gaming subscription.

*These benefits are part of our flexible benefits options and are opt in selections.

Inclusion and Belonging at Sumo Group:

We are dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security to our people while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and players.

As a people business, the success of our people is the success of our company. We prioritise taking care of them with a focus on supporting them, nurturing their talent and providing a healthy, friendly, enriching, creative and safe environment in which to work.

Sumo's employee diversity group, PRISM, exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality & wellbeing across the company and plays a key role in Sumo's ongoing goal of fostering environments where all employees feel safe, welcome & represented.

Our charitable and community initiatives provide support for meaningful causes that matter to our employees, clients and partners.

We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and to actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.

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