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Get a job: PlayQ is hiring a QA Designer

Get a job: PlayQ is hiring a QA Designer

November 1, 2017 | By Staff

November 1, 2017 | By Staff
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The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!

Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now.

QA DesignerPlayQ

Location: Santa Monica, California

PlayQ is looking for a QA Designer to contribute to the development of world-class mobile games targeting a mass market. In this role, you will work as a member of the design team to ensure the quality of all game systems, features, and content by contributing to and understanding all game designs, creating test cases and plans that comprehensively cover those designs, and performing software testing to ensure the final quality of the game experience and performance.

Core responsibilities include creating product test plans, writing test cases for new features and systems, performing thorough software testing including regression, verification and deployment testing, identifying and documenting defects and reproduction steps, and adeptly utilizing bug tracking software. As a member of the design team, you will participate in design meetings and brainstorms, perform competitive surveys and analyses, and assist with level testing and tuning as needed.

The ideal candidate will be proactively driven to *own* quality – to aggressively plan, test, and verify the implementation and performance of game features and systems. This position offers a unique opportunity to participate to game design while being empowered to assure quality via informed testing. This is a full-time position that will be based in our Santa Monica office.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and contribute to design discussions, meetings, and brainstorms for new game features and systems.
  • Work with game designers to create precise test cases that comprehensively cover the intended functionality of software features, systems, and components.
  • Create efficient and thorough project test plans to ensure quality.
    Identify and document software defects, including reproduction steps and video capture, using the preferred bug tracking software.
  • Perform regression, verification, compatibility, and deployment testing as needed.
  • Assist the development team as needed in pinpointing issues and tracking their status through resolution.
  • Proactively and vigilantly maintain a high quality bar by remaining current with game status and performance – be the first to spot issues!
  • Contribute to the identification and research of improvements to testing processes and techniques.

Requirements:

  • 1+ years QA testing experience; contributed to the testing of at least 1 released mobile game title
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and solve new problems with minimal supervision
  • Proactive, positive, driven mentality that thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Courage to own quality, regardless of whose toes need to be stepped on (respectfully, of course!)

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with JIRA
  • Familiarity with Unity
  • Technical writing ability
  • Awareness of and eagerness to explore latest testing software, techniques, and trends
  • Curiosity: a drive to understand how and why things work the way they do (i.e. game systems, features, technology, processes, the world around you)

Perks:

  • Competitive compensation and equity options
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Flexible time off
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Stocked kitchen with free snacks and beverages of your choice
  • Catered weekly team lunches
  • Brand new penthouse office space equipped with outdoor patios offering beachfront views
  • Monthly team outings and volunteer opportunities
  • Help build and support awesome GAMES. For a living! Who doesn't love games?

Interested? Apply now.

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