QA Technician 12 Month Placement (Mac/Linux/Mobile)
Feral Interactive is offering year-long industrial placements for current university students with our Functional QA team. We take pride in publishing AAA games for new platforms and audiences; our releases cover a range of genres and present a variety of challenges for all involved in the development process.
Working as part of our QA team, you will be running performance comparisons between our ports and the original release on multiple hardware and graphics configurations. You'll also be involved in testing updated UI and UX experiences, on our growing catalogue of mobile games, where you will ensure that both functionality and layout are intuitive and correct. You’ll be expected to write accurate and detailed bug reports; many of the issues you find will be hardware based, so a good technical understanding of PC and mobile hardware is helpful.
Our QA team work closely with the onsite development teams to track down the root cause of issues and iterate towards solutions. This is a great opportunity to place yourself at the heart of the development cycles of several games and gain invaluable experience of the entire process.
We are a small but expanding company with a current team of around a hundred people, so you’ll quickly get to know your colleagues. You will have the support of our experienced QA members and can look forward to working collaboratively with the team.
This is a full-time position for 12 months at our studio in Wandsworth, London.
Placements usually start over the summer after the end of the academic year, with most placement students joining us at the beginning of July.
Required Skills and Experience
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Desired Skills and Experience
- Technical knowledge of PC hardware
- A good understanding of macOS, Linux or mobile operating systems
- A strong interest in computer games
- Annual salary of £18k
- A fantastic learning opportunity to work with AAA games
- Relaxed small company atmosphere
Feral Interactive is a leading developer and publisher of games for macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch and Windows platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such hits as Alien: Isolation™ for macOS, Linux and Nintendo Switch, GRID™ Autosport for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch, ROME: Total War™, Tropico™, Company of Heroes™ and XCOM® 2 Collection for iOS and Android, Life is Strange 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider®, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, XCOM® 2, and Company of Heroes™ 2 for macOS and Linux. Most recently Feral Interactive developed the Windows version of Total War: ROME REMASTERED as well as developing and publishing the title on macOS and Linux.
How to Apply
If you’re ready to help us QA great games, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Naoko Pierce. Applications without a covering letter will not be reviewed.
Closing date : Friday 3 June 2022