The Chinese Room has established a reputation as one of the most creative and exciting studios in the UK. We’re proud to be internationally recognised as pioneers of storytelling with a flair for creating atmospheric, rich and imaginative games.
As a Sumo Digital studio, The Chinese Room is built on passion, on finding amazing people and letting them shine. It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
The Chinese Room is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to women, BAME, older people and those from working-class backgrounds.
The Role @ TCR
The Chinese Room is looking for an experienced and talented QA Tester to join the team. We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic about their role, has outstanding communication skills and a keen eye for detail.
Within your new role you will:
Carry out development QA from early design through to end phase testing involving: Grey box testing, Black box / functional testing.Monitor project check-ins as well as liaising with the dev team to identify and track issuesRun daily smoke test within the game engine and on all target platformsCreate, run and maintain test cases and test scenariosAdjust and improve the test approach to capture issues in the development processTake titles through end phase submission testing, from alpha to gold masterProvide feedback and suggestions to improve quality and game experience
To be successful you will have:
Proven track record of QA testing at least 2 games projects from start to completion with console testing experienceProactive and self-motivated, identifies problems in advance and presents innovative test approachesGood level of Quality Assurance knowledge with game development\componentsBug\defect tracking based experience such as ADO, Hansoft, JIRA etc.Very active team player with excellent written and spoken communication skillsAbility to meet deadlinesExperienced games player with the ability to familiarise with game-play elements rapidlyPassion and enthusiasm for the role and the companyAn understanding of working within an agile development teamProficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams better and pave the way to greater innovation and creativity in our work. We welcome ALL applications.
Our titles include the ground-breaking Dear Esther (2012), cult horror Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (2013), the VR fairy-tale So Let Us Melt (2017) the open-world adventure Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (2015), a PlayStation 4 exclusive that won major awards across the world, and the multi award-winning Little Orpheus (2020). This included an amazing 10 BAFTA nominations and 3 BAFTA wins.
We bring our passion and commitment to creating exciting original games to a network of studios renowned for quality and expertise. Being part of the Sumo team enables us to expand and grow in ambition and confidence, taking our reputation for storytelling into new genres. Our most recently announced game, Little Orpheus, is an Apple Arcade exclusive and we’re working on other unannounced ‘AAA’ titles that will further establish our award-winning style and reputation.
We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out of office events such as our legendary Sumo ‘Big Day Out’, plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.
The Chinese Room is located in Brighton in the south of England, home to an amazingly vibrant game development scene and a cultural hotspot with fantastic food, arts, music, shopping and sports. The studio is in the city centre, near the beach, and close to the South Downs National Park. Gatwick Airport is only half an hour away from train, and you can be in central London in just over an hour. It’s an easy place to love!
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We’re in the amazing position of building a brand-new team, and creating a studio 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.