Inspired Gaming UK

At Inspired, we are inherently Customer Focused, and delivery of Quality Games to our portfolio of Interactive and Retail customers is core to our principles of Game delivery.

Working closely with the Game Production and Game Design teams, you will work within a small team of game testers to ensure optimum implementation of game design, culminating in delivery of best concept implementation, and consistent, Industry leading end player experience.

You will be required to ensure that features and games are tested for a wide variety of VLT’s for Retail markets, and Interactive devices and platforms. This will involve working with detailed market specifications, supporting and guiding developers in the creation of market specific titles. You will have a detailed and analytical approach to following test cases, while also providing contextual feedback of game performance relating to player appeal, design implementation and wider product consistency.

A successful applicant will have an understanding of gaming, and ideally experience of both Retail and Interactive implementations. You will also have experience working in highly regulated and gaming specific markets.

Key Objectives

• To ensure game play quality and an optimal Player experience on target Product lines.

• To develop a detailed knowledge of Game Market Product requirements and ensure consistency and adherence to these requirements.

• To ensure first time pass during Customer Acceptance and Certification testing, e.g. GLI.

• To ensure no Player fairness issues are found on the live estate.

Main responsibilities

• Work as an integral member of the Game Test team, testing features throughout the game development cycle, commencing from an understanding of design brief, and culminating in sign off for market release.

• For each game, develop and execute a Game specific test plan that defines the “gaffe”/random number requirements to test all game play edge cases.

• Develop user story acceptance criteria and maintain them as the project progresses.

• Create and maintain acceptance test scripts throughout development, repeatedly running and regressing those tests scripts, during and after game development.

• Work with Game Design, Production and Development to ensure high quality builds at the end of each sprint – communicating reproduction steps of issues raised, and transfer of design changes into actionable jira.

• Specific ownership for consistent implementation of art, animation, sounds across individual games, but also the wider product line, optimising brand appeal and product uniformity.

• Open play testing to ensure player experience is optimised, feeding back opportunities for consideration to design and development teams.

• Monitoring of Help Page implementation to ensure compliance, but also to ensure consistency of both format and terminology/phraseology across the Inspired portfolio.

• Understand and withhold the specific legal regulations for the territories games are being developed for.

• Evolve and maintain test cases built around market / territory specific requirements

Skills required

• BCS/ISTQB (ISEB) Foundation level in software testing.

• Commercial experience of testing software developed for highly regulated markets.

• Previous experience testing gambling games such as Slots or Table games.

• Commercial manual test experience.

• Experience of using Bug Tracking Software, such as JIRA, Bugzilla.

• Good written and oral communication skills.

• Experience working as a tester within agile teams.

• Ability to think outside the box, creating test cases to perform on the software and a keen eye for detail.

• Ability to stay focused when completing repetitive tasks, with a methodical, systematic and disciplined approach to testing.

• Self-motivated, able to relate to individuals at all levels with a confident and flexible approach to any given working environment.

• Seeks to ensure that customers’ needs are met in a way that is advantageous to both the organisation and customer.

• Ability to understand and interpret functional specifications and technical documentation.
• General IT knowledge, confidence and literacy (ability to use MS Office, able to install software, copy files, etc.).

Desirable Skills

• BCS/ISTQB (ISEB) Intermediate level in software testing

• Knowledge of client/server architecture.

• Experience of automated testing.

General Responsibilities

• To recommend any improvements identified to documented processes, especially related to the test process lifecycle.

• Adhere to Company policies with regards to security and health and safety, reporting any breaches immediately to your Line Manager.

• Maintain confidentiality of all information received and acted upon.

• Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by Line Manager and other Senior Company Management.

• To report any unresolved, escalating issues relating to a Customer, Supplier or team member, to your line manager within a timely fashion.

  • Company vehicle is provided which can be used for personal use
  • 33 days of Annual Leave including Bank Holidays
  • Recommend a Friend Scheme – Put forward a friend to work for us to earn a bonus (Subject to T&C’s)
  • Recognition Scheme awarded each quarter and annually
· Wellbeing Initiatives
· Birthday Leave (An extra day off for your birthday)
· Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
· Employee discounts
· Life Assurance
· Company pensions above statutory level
The role will involve working on a rota basis to include weekend work up to 40 hrs per week.

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