Position Summary:

Our world-class development team is in search of a QA Director to drive quality across all aspects of production. This person believes QA is far more than testing and will establish QA best practices and drive the processes and tools needed to ensure quality objectives are met from the first design doc to the last release checklist. This experienced, inspired candidate will manage a team of both external and internal QA staff and work directly with studio leadership and team leads to make that happen.

Your Day to Day:

You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Define QA process and identify necessary tools and technology
  • Forecast a staffing plan and overall test strategy
  • Internal advocate and spokesperson for all things QA across the product
  • Drive knowledge transfer and communication processes with internal and external teams
  • Clearly communicate issues, risks, concerns, and successes to stakeholders
  • Work with internal stakeholders to finalize test plans
  • Manage the workload of internal testers
  • Direct the efforts of external QA contractors
  • Facilitate communication between developers, writers, artists and QA team members
  • Represent QA interests to the management group
  • Help test the game, where needed, to prepare builds for launch
  • Provide quality defect reports with reproducible cases to the development team
  • Work closely with team members in a collaborative, agile and small team environment 
Your Career Progression:

You will ship product! Everyone in our studio has shipped at least one product with many of us contributing to multiple titles across multiple platforms and we have no intent to stop this trend. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere will allow you to contribute more and more as your abilities increase and in turn you will see greater ownership, satisfaction, and financial gain.

Requirements:
  • Minimum 5+ years in the games industry.
  • At least one test cycle on a shipped game as a QA Lead or Manager
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software testing and software QA processes (experience in games will be considered a plus).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development processes, change management, and process improvement.
  • Previous experience working in a distributed development or QA environment
  • Previous experience managing bug defect solutions & driving the creation of test plans
  • Motivated, and can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • “Nice to Have Skills”:
  • Familiar with mobile development
  • Previous experience in the use of automation and tools/technology to improve efficiency and increase overall test coverage and effectiveness
  • Full test cycle on a multi-platform mobile game
  • Familiarity with iOS and Android hardware
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Perforce
  • Passionate for (and interested in) games – both playing and building
  • Benefits:

    Aside from the intrinsic value of exciting a huge audience with your creative work, you can expect:

    Health and Wellness
    • Medical, Dental and Vision
    • 401(k)
    • Prescription Drug Coverage
    • Life Insurance
    • Business Travel Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Long Term Disability
    Perks
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Education Reimbursement
    • Fitness Club Discounts
    • Training and Development
    • Commuter Incentives and Hybrid Vehicle Purchase/Lease Program
    • Merchandise Discounts