Senior Compliance Tester

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 Senior Compliance Tester at Secret Mode:
As a part of Secret Mode's QA team, you’ll be responsible for testing and submitting games from external development partners, ensuring these meet 1st party requirements across Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and PC Platforms.

Successful candidates will work alongside QA Leadership to assess product compliance requirements. They’ll help develop and maintain compliance-specific test plans and produce detailed bug reports where requirements are not met. You’ll keep abreast of changing compliance guidelines and adapt testing strategies to suit the platform. You will help manage build submissions for each platform, as well as produce and maintain clear bug reports for external development partners. You will act as a knowledge holder for the compliance quality of each product. 

What you need to do this job:

• A proven track record of at least two years QA testing across all major platforms (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo)
• Experienced in evaluation and testing of console compliance on at least two console platforms
• Current knowledge of platform-specific certification requirements
• Proactive and self-motivated, identifies problems in advance and presents innovative test approaches
• Excellent level of Quality Assurance knowledge with game development\components
• Bug\defect tracking-based experience such as JIRA, Hansoft, Bugzilla etc.
• Experienced games player with the ability to familiarise with game-play elements rapidly
• Mentoring and leadership skills

The Interview Process:

The interview process will consist of 2 stages:

1st Stage: A technical chat with the QA Manager and Compliance QA Lead

2nd Stage: A more general chat with some other members of the team to talk through the role and your experience in more detail

*This is a rough outline of the interview process and could change in certain circumstances.
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 Personal Development tool, 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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