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Position QA Tester – 12 Month Contract

Playtonic is looking for a Contract QA Tester to join our growing team in the heart of the Midlands, near Burton upon Trent.

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QA Tester – 12 Month Contract

We are looking for a QA Tester to work directly with game development teams. You will be responsible for ensuring our internal and external titles meet the high standards of Playtonic.

Responsibilities

  • Perform QA test passes ranging from full play throughs, critical path tests, to smoke tests.
  • Ensure that all issues & bugs are reported with all relevant information to support development teams.
  • Support the development teams to test features as they are implemented.
  • Be a QA expert for titles you are assigned.
  • Track issues through the full QA lifecylce.

Requirements

  • A track record of QA testing video games from start to completion.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills with an ability to identify issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for collaboration.
  • Have a passion for games across many genres and an ability to familiarise yourself with different types of gameplay.
  • Knowledge of different bug databases.
  • Knowledge of platform certification requirements is a benefit.
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Position Senior Technical Artist

Playtonic is looking for a Senior level Technical Artist to join our growing team in the heart of the Midlands in the UK near Burton upon Trent.

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Senior Technical Artist

Playtonic is looking for a Senior level Technical Artist to join our growing team in the heart of the Midlands in the UK near Burton upon Trent.

The ideal candidate is an experienced Technical Artist with a proven track record who will be responsible for leading and directing a wide variety of technical art requirements including defining the graphic production pipeline, tool development in Unity and Maya, performance profiling and optimising across the art asset and render pipelines and the development of custom shaders and graphics solutions.

As recently announced, Playtonic has acquired investment from a leading technology company, and this will be used to drive expansion for development on multiple internal titles and to grow our recently launched publishing arm, Playtonic Friends. Playtonic retains full creative control over its IP and is looking to scale internal development teams with an emphasis on hiring diverse talents that share our passion for creating the vibrant and uniquely fun games, worlds and iconic characters that we are known for.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Head of Art, development team Art Leads and the Technical Director to develop and evangelise the graphics production pipeline.
  • Drive optimisation to define best working practices and procedures for the art team, evangelising to the team and taking responsibility for the adoption and application of these practices and procedures.
  • Develop or source the best tools and methods to facilitate the art team to improve productivity and quality and helping us innovate as a company.
  • Provide training, technical support and documentation on the tools and engine for the graphics team.
  • Remain informed and up to date on the latest technological developments, evaluating and introducing these where relevant for projects.
  • Mentor and manage Junior Technical Artists.

 Requirements

  • Proven track record working as a technical artist, having released at least one finished game with substantial input and impact on the technical art
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya and real-time modelling techniques and ideally knowledgeable in other content creation tools (Zbrush, Substance, Photoshop).
  • Knowledge of scripting (Python, mel), C family programming languages and shader programming.
  • Detailed understanding of the capabilities and constraints of game engines and different game hardware platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills, organisational skills and enthusiasm for collaboration.
  • Have a passion for games across many genres.

INTERESTED IN WORKING AT PLAYTONIC?

Drop us an email introducing yourself over at jobs@playtonicgames.com. Attach a copy of your CV and any portfolio work you wish to share! Including the type of role you’re after in the subject line would be ace too!

If you require any adjustments for interviews, please let us know and we will try and facilitate those needs as best we can.

Playtonic is an equal opportunities employer, we celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all communities. It is also Mental Health aware, with in-house Mental Health First Aiders and sponsored training opportunities.

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