Industrial Toys, creators of Midnight Star and Midnight Star: Renegade is ramping up to start its next adventure and looking for new team members to help make it the best yet. Building on hard-won knowledge as an indie studio, we've joined forces with EA to realize our vision of what it means to be "Mobile To The Core!" If you're interested in creating innovative experiences that will reach mobile players around the world, join up today!.
Our team culture is collaborative and high-performance, and we expect everyone to think like game makers and approach development with a Player First perspective.
Role Overview: Senior QA Analyst
The Senior QA Analyst and team are accountable for delivering of the QA project planning, requirements and deliverables. You will collaborate with the QAPM to deliver against schedules and ensure the creation, implementation and execution of test coverage and project metrics.
A Senior QA Analyst will play a critical role in implementing critical knowledge transfer and the overall communication process with internal and external game teams. They will work embedded within the Development organization, drive continuous improvement of the QA practice across EA, have a strong Quality mindset from a consumer perspective, and be a strong advocate and influencer in game design and implementation decisions.
As a Senior QA Analyst your time will be focused on ensuring that project deliverables are being completed on time through active participation in the test duties and processes while maintaining EA’s high standard of quality. Additionally, you will focus on continually improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the QA effort by assessing current quality assurance practices and incorporating new QA strategies. You will work on department level initiatives as well as operational efficiency initiatives.
You will also spend time actively engaging in daily test routines and responsibilities. Monitoring performance and delivering measurable feedback as part of daily test routines. Establishing effective working relationships within the QA department, the QA project team, internal development and engineering teams and the outside business partners are critical to success in this role.
Reporting to the group QA Manager and QAPM we’re looking for a highly motivated and passionate Senior QA Analyst to join our team to help coordinate and test an exciting new mobile title.
Core responsibilities expected, but not limited to are as follows:
Responsible for self, but may be expected to provide cover for QAPM when necessary
Responsible for work coordination, providing answers to questions, helping with task execution and task management.
Interfaces with a number of internal and external team and multidisciplinary and domain experts
Prioritize the end-user, ensure that feedback is delivered with the community in mind while still accounting for development constraints such as timelines and budgets
Creates test scenarios and scripts supporting requirements for both manual and automation testing
Execute test cases, plans and suites, defect tracking and regression
Manages bug entry to minimize invalid and duplicate issues
Participates extensively in testing by creating and execution of test cases to acquire the necessary experience in game area to become the expert
Apply a range of testing techniques and methodologies to identify defects of a very high-quality level
Extensive skill and knowledge in mobile compliance requirements and hardware platform
Consumes analytical data to make informed decisions and assumptions and may propose solutions to resolve trends that have negative impacts on product quality
Analyzes and performs game design feedback, test case design modification and reviews at both a requirements level and product build level producing reports at a cadence to necessary to support product quality decision making
Identifies and escelates risk that impacts project goals proposing where possible potential solutions
Allocates and executes tasks on a daily basis and reports on results to QA management
Ultimate responsible for the quality of the work delivered on his assigned area of influence
Ability to think critically, appraise, problem solve and provide constructive feedback from testing phases
Root cause analysis and defect analysis with the ability to validate assumptions and propose potential solutions to problems
Working with internal / external partners and groups whilst maintaining the quality benchmark and project KPIs
Solutions oriented problem solver with an ability to understand, define, propose and implement tangible solutions
Strong personable people management skills, mentors and cultivates others within their project team
Responsible for monitoring and driving product quality KPIs throughout project duration to give a constant heartbeat on product quality
Ensure testing processes and practices are adhered to at all times, influencing partners where needed to protect and uphold product quality
Collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders across a range of technology disciplines and geographic locations
Drive quality upstream and advocating best practices to achieve this
Produce and present reports to stakeholders utilizing data that represent product quality KPIs
Candidates will be expected to speak to the following levels of practical experience
Senior QA Analysts are expected to have at a minimum:
3 years of experience in a software development environment
Risk management and solutions oriented problem solving techniques
Strong personal communicator comfortable communicating across technical and non-technical disciplines with the ability to influence where needed
An appreciation or practical understanding analytics and KPIs as a way of tracking product quality
Motivated self-starter; capable of operating with some autonomy under minimal supervision, comfortable conversing within engineering disciplines with and eye to promote best in class quality principles
Test case test management software experience i.e. TestRail
Experience of shipping mobile titles built in UE4 and/or Unreal a plus
Bachelor’s degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Production/Development, Business, etc..A Master’s degree is a plus
Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, tools, processes and execution planning
Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Jira
Hands on experience shipping mobile titles is a plus