Director of Usability and Testing
The Behemoth | San Diego CA 92103 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/29/2012
Established San Diego video game developer/publisher is seeking a Director of Usability and Testing for our in-house usability and quality assurance labs.
We're looking for a self-motivated individual who is a quick learner and highly adaptable to a variety of work environments to create a boutique usability and testing laboratory in San Diego. This small lab will serve our internal needs and those of the independent game development community both in the U.S. and abroad..
Ability to quickly and clearly articulate your thoughts in written and verbal form.
Unrestricted US work authorization required.
No possibility of telecommuting.
No phone calls please. Only inquiries via email will receive a response.
Proven ability to plan strategically and manage employees tactfully
Detailed understanding of California labor law
Takes the initiative to create a fun, healthy, productive workplace for yourself and others
Goes beyond doing enough to get the job done and motivates others to do the same
Manage usability and quality assurance studio resources to meet production deadlines and budgets
Review existing processes and work to develop and implement new or improved methodologies where necessary.
Develop procedures to minimize employee overtime
Work with test leads to create, plan and implement QA test strategies.
Create usability and QA budgets for internal use and for external clients
Coordinate and schedule testers across multiple projects.
Generate detailed bug reports for clients and for internal use.
Review all bugs and reports before submitting to managers or clients
Work with staff and clients to design User Experience Playtests tailored to the clients’ needs.
Maintain and improve our customer service workflow
HR centric duties
Audit and approve payroll for contract, leased and internal full-time staff
Coordinate with staffing vendors to ensure staffing levels are met..
Create interview processes and standards for prospective leased and internal staff
Develop a training program for incoming personnel
Notify personnel of their separation from the Company when necessary.
Handle personnel issues and have the acumen to escalate issues when needed
Write and conduct performance reviews for leased and internal staff
Create a current year department budget
Create a year end balance sheet
Maintain project schedules for multiple projects
Schedule staff in coordination with other senior team members for trade show staffing
Act as liaison between testing team and outside elements to avoid communication problems
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
B.A. or B.S. from a four year accredited university. Bonus points if your degree is in a field directly applicable to this position.
You must be a people person for this position.
Entrepreneurial spirit is required for this position
Completed certification of recognized testing standards
|Location||San Diego, CA, 92103, United States|
|Annual Salary||40,000.00 - 55,000.00/Yearly|
|Categories||Executive / Management|
|Pref Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Work Site||On site|
|Platforms||Playstation 3,Xbox 360,Online Multiplayer,Mac OS X,Windows,Mobile phone|
|Contact Name||John Baez|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|