Quality Assurance (QA) Director
San Francisco, CA, USA
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.
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
Aside from the intrinsic value of exciting a huge audience with your creative work, you can expect:
Health and Wellness
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Life Insurance
- Business Travel Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Employee Assistance Program
- Long Term Disability
- Employee Referral Program
- Education Reimbursement
- Fitness Club Discounts
- Training and Development
- Commuter Incentives and Hybrid Vehicle Purchase/Lease Program
- Merchandise Discounts
Aftershock, a division of FoxNext Games, is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. The studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. Aftershock has a number of projects in development including an all new mobile game based on the expansive Marvel Universe, and a massively multiplayer mobile strategy game for James Cameron's Avatar franchise.
FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, mobile, console/PC games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. The division consists of FoxNext Games, FoxNext VR Studio and FoxNext Destinations. Fox has a successful track record of creating critically acclaimed games including The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Angry Birds Rio, Alien: Isolation, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Ice Age Adventures, and Sugar Smash: Book of Life. Aftershock, a division of FoxNext Games, has a number of projects in development including an all new mobile game based on the expansive Marvel Universe, and a massively multiplayer mobile strategy game for James Cameron's Avatar franchise. A AAA PC/console game set In the world of Avatar is in development with Massive Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio. FoxNext VR Studio is in development on Alien and Planet of the Apes VR experiences. FoxNext Destinations will further lead the development of location based entertainment business with the success of the 2017 THEA award winner Springfield, USA and 2008 THEA award winner The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando, Avatar: Discover Pandora, a new interactive exhibition inspired by the breathtaking environments and inspirational cultures of Pandora, and the development of the 20th Century Fox World theme park in Malaysia.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.