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Senior QA Tester - Game Team

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
At Skydance Interactive, we believe in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in interactive entertainment. Innovation in game design, technology and storytelling is the passion that drives our agile studio of dedicated and talented game creators. Collaboration across all disciplines is vital to our success and is at the core of the inclusive culture we strive to foster every day.
We empower our employees to take ownership of the features they develop and create their own solutions when challenges arise. As our studio grows, we want to bring even more risk-takers, innovators and diverse voices along for the ride as we continue to create the games that will defy convention and define the future of the medium.
Our studio was founded in 2008 by several Treyarch veterans as The Workshop. For eight years, we built our reputation in the AAA console space working on hit titles such as Gears of War, XCom 2, Sorcery and The Evil Within.
In 2016, we joined forces with Skydance Media to form Skydance Interactive and set our sights on becoming the premiere studio in the burgeoning arena of Virtual Reality. Following the success of our first VR title Archangel, we elevated our ambition and tackled The Walking Dead universe in VR. The result was the 2018 genre-defining hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.
Skydance Interactive – developers of the hit game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – is looking for a Quality Assurance Senior Tester.
 
The Quality Assurance Senior Tester will oversee the execution of test plans and assist in the development and training of testers, helping ensure that each game product meets both the vision of the creators and the high quality standards of Skydance Interactive.
 
Skydance Interactive (formerly, The Workshop and now part of Skydance Media) has a long track record of work on top tier titles such as The Evil Within, XCOM 2, and Gears of War 4.  We provide a dynamic, demanding, and highly collaborative team environment where industry veterans and fresh upcoming talent work side by side to create world-class games across a variety of platforms. #Interactive

Responsibilities

  • Identify, document, and track issues using a bug database, focusing on complex and highly impactful bugs.
  • Coordinate testing efforts to execute test plans and accomplish tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist with database management and review all issues entered by the test team, ensuring all required information is included and conforms to department standards.
  • Report results in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assist testers as a first point of contact for questions, troubleshooting, and additional direction for tasks and test cases.
  • Mentor and coach new testers in testing policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Assist with creating and maintaining test plans.
  • Follow instructions and carry out tasks as directed by QA Management.
  • Collaborate with development team to provide specialized testing and feedback on various gameplay systems, assets, and balance.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
  • Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in a Quality Assurance testing role.
  • Proficiency with Jira, or similar bug tracking software.
  • Experience with functional and usability testing on multiple gaming platforms (including Virtual Reality) and genres
  • Must be able to work in VR for extended periods of time.
  • Understanding of QA concepts, terminology, tools, debugging processes and procedures.
  • Understanding of the software test cycle process and iterative development.
  • Good knowledge of most popular console platforms and related peripherals, PC software/hardware, and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work independently and meet responsibilities without constant supervision.
  • Ability to take direction, remain focused, and communicate detailed information in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrable ability to work with and help mentor newer testers.
  • Strong observational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive, driven individual with a strong work ethic.
  • Passionate about delivering an excellent gaming experience.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Pluses

  • Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree in technical field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in Quality Assurance testing of software projects.
  • 2+ years of Dev QA experience.
  • Experience with compliance/requirements testing.
  • Basic understanding of Perforce.
  • Basic understanding of Unreal Engine.
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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