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Embedded Tester

Based in Brighton and reporting to the QA Project Lead, the embedded tester will be working within a small mobile games development team in an agile environment.  They should be a good communicator with excellent people skills and strong technical skills.  The candidate would be expected to own the testing for significant aspects of one of our mobile projects, completing in-house testing and regression.  The candidate must be self-motivated and well organised and have a real passion for QA.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and execute functional and regression test cases (Manual Testing)
  • Coordinating with an external test team
  • Working embedded within the development team completing in-house testing and bug regression
  • Attending and contributing to sprint planning, retrospectives, and the daily scrums
  • Reporting on build status
  • Tracking bug progress / database management
  • Implementation of bug prevention methods
  • Pro-active risk analysis to identify key areas of testing
  • Customer support

 

Requirements:

 

Essential

  • Experience working in an Agile development/testing environment
  • Mobile application testing experience (iOS/Android) – functional & non-functional
  • Knowledge of the games development lifecycle
  • Experience with JIRA or other bug tracking systems
  • Good attention to detail
  • Calm under pressure with a proactive attitude
  • Excellent communicator

 

Desirable

  • Avid gamer (particularly F2P mobile games)
  • An interest in Mobile Test Automation.
  • Experience working within a games studio.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in either games industry QA or in software testing.

 

Terms:

We have a permanent position available.

 

Location:

Based in Brighton, East Sussex.

 

To Apply: Contact careers@hutchgames.com stating the job title in the email subject

Senior Product Manager

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to join the team. The successful candidate will be reporting directly to the Design Director, the Senior Product Manager will work across projects forming a crucial part of the studio’s creative setup. The Senior Designer will use their experience of virtual goods based business models and strong monetisation intuition to develop new features and systems for our mobile titles that will improve monetisation, engagement, retention and virality.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Support the product vision through the design of large-scale game systems that maximize engagement, revenue, and retention.
  • Use data driven insight to improve results and share best practices.
  • Create Theme, Game Mechanics, Monetization, and Social Features into an integrated product.
  • Play all competitive games, understand their successes and failures, to help ensure our games are the best ones on the market.
  • Run play tests and use the team’s feedback for the continual improvement our games.
  • Work with the developers to define, plan, and iterate game features to a high quality standard.
  • Create design specifications that effectively communicate game design requirements to all team members.
  • Analyze game metrics/feedback and make design decisions based upon them.
  • Have broad knowledge in various aspects of game design such as system design, narration, economy balance, UI design, etc.

 

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must be extremely organized in the game design workflow from initial concept to final release and post-release support.
  • Strong analytical abilities and are able to analyze game-play data to improve the game as necessary.
  • Proven experience and success designing mobile-based online and social game feature-sets.
  • Have solid experience and success with games based on a virtual-goods business model with deep monetization intuition and understanding.
  • A love of startups and a desire to be part of a small team that achieves its vision quickly.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

 

Experience with an established company is great but we’d also be interested to hear from you if you’ve got a proven track record outside of the corporate world.

 

Terms:

We have a permanent position available.

 

Location:

Hutch is based in Shoreditch, London. (Nearest tube stations are Old Street and Liverpool Street)

 

To Apply: Contact careers@hutchgames.com stating the job title in the email subject