Greetings from The Bunker! Secret Mode is the newly founded publishing wing of the award-winning Sumo Group Ltd. Our goal is to publish internally developed projects from any of our 11 game development studios across the UK, US, Europe and India, as well as third party independent game developers.
Now is an exciting time to get in at the beginning of Secret Mode’s adventure. If you have a strong passion for video games and want to help us build the best games publisher in the business, please reach out to us. We’d love to have a chat!
As a part of Secret Modes new QA team, you’ll be responsible for testing games from external development partners and ensuring these meet 1st party requirements across Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft 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.
In your new role you will:
Check games adhere to all 1st party certification requirementsHelp develop and maintain test plans focused on 1st party requirements (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo)Keep up to date with changes to compliance requirements across supported platforms. (TRC, XR and Lotchecks)Mentor QA testers on compliance testing approach and best practiceProduce and maintain clear bug reports for external development partnersTest and report against product milestone requirementsPerform QA related support tasks for external development teamsBecome a knowledge holder for compliance quality of each productAid testing processes across a variety of target platformsProvide feedback and suggestions to improve quality and game experienceAssist in the transition of games, updates and services across multiple environments through to live release. Test and report issues using build verification testing to ensure seamless delivery to customers
To be successful you will have:
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 platformsProactive and self-motivated, identifies problems in advance and presents innovative test approachesExcellent level of Quality Assurance knowledge with game development\componentsBug\defect tracking based experience such as JIRA, Hansoft, Bugzilla etc.Experienced games player with the ability to familiarise with game-play elements rapidly
It would be an advantage if you have:
Experience with compliance testing across Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft platformsProficiency with Microsoft Office applicationsFamiliarity of working alongside external QA teamsCurrent knowledge of platform specific certification requirements
What we offer:
. Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
. ULEV car scheme
. Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits
. Salary Sacrifice Pension
. Flexible Working
. 21 days free-use holiday
+ your birthday off
+ 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day
+ a duvet day
+ Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year
+ Bank Holidays
+ extra allowance accrued for longer service
. Free dental insurance
. Life Assurance 4x Salary
. Income Protection of 75% for 5 years
. Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
. Employee Assistance Programme:
. Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments
. Free financial & home buying support consultations
. Cycle to Work Scheme
. Payroll Giving Scheme
. Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
. Career Development Pathway
. Wrap Parties.
. Project Completion Awards
. Game/Creative Jams
. Big Family Events
. Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…
. Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group
. Free fruit and drinks in our studios
. Employee Referral Bonus
. Relocation Support to the UK
. Visa Sponsorship
We are Secret Mode.
Quality drives us.
Fun informs us.
Community is our reason for being.
Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do.
To delight and inspire is our goal.
Secret Mode is managed by a small group of industry veterans and a team of experienced and newcomers to the industry alike. We’re looking for diverse, creative, driven people who share our passion for all things video games, no matter their background.
As part of the Sumo family, we’re able to offer a super benefits package including generous holidays and flexible working hours. We’re based in Royal Leamington Spa but are flexible on work-from-home options.
Our environment is fast paced, dynamic and friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we publish. We’re in the amazing position of building a brand-new team, and creating a culture that’s all about passion, respect, diversity, fun and togetherness. We’re looking for people that love what they do and love to share their enthusiasm with each other. We have taken the #RaiseTheGame pledge to fully dedicate ourselves to inclusivity in our hiring and working processes and already have aligned ourselves with amazing initiatives and charity organisations to make a difference in the industry we all love.