QA Tester

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Areas of Expertise:
QA and Localisation
East Midlands
Lockwood Publishing
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Lockwood Publishing is one of the leading independent UK mobile games companies. Our most successful product to date is a 3D virtual world on mobile called Avakin Life. Since November 2013, Avakin has been downloaded over 27 million times across iOS, Google Play, Amazon, Facebook Gameroom and Daydream. Achieving this respectful level of downloads without the aid of a significant user acquisition spend, and with only a small number of store features, is a testament to our belief Avakin can continue to grow without suffering from the start-stop nature of other mobile products.

We want to hear from talented and passionate developers that can help us implement our incredibly exciting and ambitious roadmap. As part of the team at Lockwood, you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise. Our working environment is extremely open, and all team members have complete access to any metrics they wish. We hold regular company-wide briefings to ensure team members and departments are aware of the direct impact their efforts have on the progress of the project. Best of all, because we believe team members deserve more than a pat on the back for their effort, we offer a bonus scheme that pays out 50% of any increase in record quarterly profits to the team.


Key Responsibilities:

                 Working with game team Software Engineers, artists and production team to eliminate issues before change lists  integration and to validate that features have reached the targeted quality levels

                 Compile trackers and reports for regression, checklists and coverage

                 Responsible for a few specific areas of the game and create Test-Plans and Test-Cases based on provided production expectations containing accurate verification points. Including edge case test scenarios and potential knock-on issues over other areas that could be impacted by specific integrations

                 Analyse the information provided by the Development and Production Teams and be able to identify risk areas

                 Find and enter high-quality issues based on department standards and perform edge case scenario tests to ensure fixes have no knock-on effects.

                 Interface on a daily basis with the domain experts – development and production team – and provided high quality support and accurate feedback

                 Verify pre-integration change lists for issue fixing, feature changes or tuning


The ideal candidate will have the following:

                 At least one year experience in a QA position on either Mobile or Console

                 Previous experience working in the games industry

                 Strong ability to work under pressure and to meet given deadlines

                 Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team

                 Interest and knowledge of mobile platforms (Amazon, Google Play, Apple)

                 Keen eye for detail

                 Good MS Office skills

                 Understanding of games industry and game terminology

                 Passionate and experienced games player with the ability to familiarise with the game-playb elements rapidly

                 Previous experience with black-box testing

                 Previous experience with issue tracking databases (JIRA, Hansoft, DevTrack, Mantis etc.)

                 Good troubleshooting skills


Company Benefits Include: Competitive salary depending on experience, an extremely competitive quarterly bonus scheme which puts 50% of the quarterly incremental gain in profit into a bonus pot to shared between the team, flexible working subject to core-hours attendance (10-4pm), staff social outings, Pension and Gym membership, share options scheme available in the near future.


This is a permanent position located in our Nottingham studio.
Salary DOE+Benefits.
Applicants should send their CV and covering letter to
Due to the level of interest we are currently unable to sponsor work visa applications for this role.


Many thanks for your interest


Contact Details:
Lockwood Publishing
Tel: 0115 993 2350
Contact: Joel Kemp

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