Senior QA Lead
BioWare Edmonton | AB T0A0A0 CAN | Full Time | Posted: 11/21/2012
BioWare’s games have continually achieved critical and commercial success. All of our published titles are highly rated at www.gamerankings.com; in fact we have 6 games in the top 1% highest rated games of all time! Today BioWare has over 800 staff at its locations and continues to grow. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bioware . To join the millions of fans already registered with the BioWare community, go to http://social.bioware.com.
The BioWare Label is a division of EA which crafts high quality multiplatform role-playing, MMO and strategy games, focused on emotionally engaging, rich stories with unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles and franchises, including Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. BioWare currently operates in eight locations across the world, including Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec, Canada) and Austin (Texas).
BioWare’s games have continually achieved critical and commercial success. All of our published titles are highly rated at www.gamerankings.com; in fact we have 6 games in the top 1% highest rated games of all time! Today BioWare has over 800 staff at its locations and continues to grow. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bioware. To join the millions of fans already registered with the BioWare community, go to http://social.bioware.com.
BioWare Quality Assurance acts as a quality gauge during development, testing not only the product, but the processes used to create the product. Quality Assurance is intended to be proactive and catch problems before they make it into the product.
As a QA Lead you will be representing the core values of the QA team, driving excellence in Quality Assurance People and Practices and be responsible for Development support and QA Team Development.
Evaluation and improvement of QA/Dev team relationship
Drive processes that continue to increase effectiveness and communication between QA and other departments
Risk Management for Game Team and for QA
Assist with career development within team
Responsible for coordinating with studio leads on budget approvals
Define what project milestones and associated QA deliverables are for the product
Driver of BioWare culture and advocate execution of BioWare vision for QA
Advocates and proposes development QA process improvements
Makes adjustments and escalates potential resourcing conflicts or shortages
Drives mentorship and career development with permanent staff
Primary QA point of contact for external studio communication with QA
5+ years experience in a Leadership Role within game development (Production or QA)
3+ years experience testing experience
Minimum of 2 shipped AAA title on next-gen consoles (PS3, Xbox 360)
Agile Development experience (as QA Lead or Assistant Producer)
Strong Time and Task Management (Complex, Fuzzy)
Strong Problem Identification and Solving Ability
Strong Communicator(oral and written)
Strong Understanding of Software Quality Assurance Practices
Good Understanding of the Software Development Process
Focused on continuous improvement
Strong People Management Skills
Strong Project Management Skills
ADDITIONAL SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KNOWLEDGE
Prior experience creating operational plans, managing budgets
Ability to influence internally and externally
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the software development process, QA best practices/methodologies
Skilled at process design, implementation and integration
Good understanding and experience working in an agile game development environment
Technical Diploma/Certificate or University Degree in a related field
Avid gamer who regularly engages and in both single player and multiplayer gameplay
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
|Location||AB, T0A0A0, Canada|
|Categories||Customer Service / Tech Support, Game / Level Designer / Creative Director, QA / Tester|
|Work Site||On site|
|Contact Name||Masah Kalugin|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|