This is a strange thing to do, usually I'm writing about others. You can call me Daniel, I'm the kind of person who buys someone a Boost if they say they've never had one. The hard-working and crazy punctual guy who goes out of his way to help others. I do my best and am super motivated and excited to do better. I want to win, and I want to help others win with me. Life, like games, is better as a Team Sport. 

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2014 - Present

Games Tester

Rockstar Games

I test games for a living. I know! Working at Rockstar was a growing and humbling experience for me. Before I started I saw it as a stepping stone into the industry, but it's so much more than that. At Rockstar I became a Leader, I became a trusted staff member, I became a Role Model and I also achieved the highest bug count numerous times in my own team. At Rockstar I became even hungrier for success, and I understood the meaning of having a solid team of people around you from all over the country, all over the world and from numerous different and amazing backgrounds.

Whilst working at Rockstar:

  • I wrote accurate & comprehensive bug reports.
  • Exercised and showed excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Put together excel sheets, word documents and prepared OneNote pages in order to help other employees in the form of wiki sheets and information areas.
  • Communicated with other studios all over the world.
  • Became a Leader, teaching staff on a one-to-one basis and leading tasks in game. 
  • Adapted to new ways of doing things quickly, learned a lot of different software and picked up techniques and learned new methods for doing my job as efficiently as possible. 
  • Managed our workflow, retrieving builds from our servers and then utilising our in-house software to access and test with them.
  • Evaluated gameplay and provided constructive feedback to design in order to improve the quality of the overall product. 
  • Helped develop in-house software to improve the working experience of everyone that works for the company. 
  • Made regular status reports, writing handovers for staff on the same task and tabulating results for the Leads to look over, meeting expected targets every time. 
  • Worked flexible hours, with overtime to meet the needs of the company when asked to. 
  • Developed a strong, loyal attitude with a great work ethic and a can-do 'let's do it!' attitude. 
  • Hosted a Charity Smash Bros Tournament for Alzheimer's Support where we raised over a £100!
  • Worked in a team, and made a lot of friends.


2010 - 2013

BA/BSc Honours English Literature: 2:1 - 2013

University of Lincoln

Analyzing Texts and producing an essay using the original source as well as outside references such as academic journals or books with contextual knowledge of the time in question. Aside from the classics we studied Life Writing, American Studies (where I got a First talking about Censorship and South Park), Sci-fi & Fantasy Literature as well as my personal favourite, Creative Writing. Not only did I choose to write a short story for my Dissertation but I printed out a novella for my Creative Writing course for which I nailed a first. 


Work Reference

Name:          Charlie Kinloch (MSc)

Job Title:     HR Manager @ Rockstar Games

Address:      Jubilee Building, Station Rd, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 3QX

Telephone:  01522 668728

Email:           [email protected]

Personal Reference

Name:          Dr. Dawn Correia

Job Title:    University Lecturer

Address:     59 High Street, Eagle, Lincolnshire, LN6 9DG

Telephone:  01522 869895

Email:           [email protected]