QA Lead

Sumo Leamington Spa
Sumo Leamington – QA /
Full-Time, Permanent /
About Sumo Digital, Leamington

Sumo Leamington was established in March 2019, and is managed and operated by a team of industry veterans with deep experience of service-based games. Our vision statement is quite simply 'we make you look forward to tomorrow'; a vision to make games which players will keep coming back to - day after day, year after year. 

We also believe that by putting people and purpose first, our studio culture is one that drives performance, boasts enthusiasm, and is something that the team are proud to say they are part of. 

Day in the Life of a QA Lead at Sumo Leamington:

As Lead of Sumo Leamington’s QA team, you’ll be responsible for testing games the Studio is working on and ensuring these live up to and exceed our customers’ high expectations. 
The QA Lead will work alongside Studio Management to assess and report on game quality, and delivery against planned timings on all platforms. They’ll create and maintain test plans, liaise with the team and development partners, ensure games adhere to all 1st party certification requirements and work to build the skills of more junior QA team members.

What you need to do this job:

•  A proven track record with games or software QA testing with experience in a leadership role. 
•  Excellent leadership and communication skills. 
•  Proactive and self-motivated, identifies problems in advance and presents innovative test approaches. 
•  A detailed understanding of database and bug-tracking software (Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc.) and bug trend reporting. 
•  Familiarity with multiple gaming platforms and genres. 
•  A very high degree of flexibility and organisational skills. 
•  Experienced games player with the ability to familiarise with game-play elements rapidly. 
What’s in it for you?
Sumo 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 (to purchase add-on benefits marked*), salary sacrifice pension, employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, cars, bicycles and much more!

Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday, bank holidays, birthday off, a duvet day raising to 4 with service, Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year), options to buy or sell +5/-5 days annual leave*, and an optional 3 month unpaid sabbatical after 3 years service!

Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (Remote GP, Mental Health and Physio appointments), critical illness cover*, health cash plan* 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, regular studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, 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 Digital:

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.