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Company Name:
Machine Zone
Location:
Palo Alto, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Tester/QA
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
3
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

QA Manager

Machine Zone creator of the top 5 grossing iOS game, Game of War is hiring for our QA team!

Are you excited about leading a Mobile QA team that loves to test games and thrives on being challenged by cutting-edge technology? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! The QA Manager will lead our team of QA testers in test validation and verification within a mobile gaming space. This role is hands-on, and allows you to drive implementations and testing solutions for some of the most highly anticipated mobile games ever! 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead, inspire, and mentor a 15+ team of QA professionals to meet/exceed department goals
  • Communicate, measure, report, and track performance of simultaneous projects on-time
  • Anticipate skill gaps and organizational needs for team and projects
  • Understand the overall project status, skillfully adapt to changes, and effectively communicate trade-offs and risks
  • Work closely with the leadership team and game engineers to prioritize and meet deliverables
  • Build effective teams, establish goals, delegate assignments, and ensure efficient use of resources both locally and remotely
  • Create extensive test plans, strategies for testing specific game features, and script solutions to boost productivity
  • Act as the point of contact for all projects, owning testing results, test plans, etc.
  • Manage the QA team through the development process, launch, and post-launch
  • Be “the voice” of QA, and take part in other activities within the company as needed

 

Requirements:

  • 2+ years as a QA Manager, within games
  • Knowledge of Jira and experience with issue tracking/project management tools a must
  • Previous experience in mobile games and/or online communities a must
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum) methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A focused and pro-active approach towards QA, with the ability to work under pressure
  • An organized leader with strong work ethic
  • Able to pre-empt problems and ensure contingency plans are always in place
  • Must be innovative, proactive, and flexible
  • Passion for games and cutting-edge technology!