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QA Lead

Certain Affinity is growing by leaps and bounds and needs talented quality assurance professionals. Individuals who have a passion for games that drives them to work tirelessly to deliver high-quality player experiences. Join a tightly-knit group of experienced industry veterans working at an entirely independent company. We’ve co-developed games in the Call of Duty, Halo and Doom franchises, and we’ve launched a few of our own games as well.

We are looking for a full time Quality Assurance Lead to direct testing on one of our project teams. As a key member of this team, the QA Lead will be in charge of managing the day to day test operations. This involves working extensively with team and studio leads as well as external partners to ensure CA games maintain a high quality bar throughout development and release.

Responsibilities

    • Work closely with project leadership to assess development plans and identify test coverage needs
    • Manage project database, workflow, bug entry and regression
    • Lead functional and qualitative testing by clearly defining required testplans and test criteria across multiple test area teams
    • Create and supervise QA assignments and provide status reports to leadership
    • Cultivate training initiatives to increase test efficiency and capacity
    • Coordinate and maintain communication with external partners
    • Identify project-level risks, determine solutions and collaborate on resolution
    • Identify and communicate bug trends. Report findings and adjust coverage accordingly
    • Develop new or enhanced test practices and tools to streamline test efforts
    • Assist project leads with development tasks ranging from marketing videos to low level design implementation

Qualifications

    • More than five years of quality assurance experience with proven leadership capabilities
    • Worked on two or more AAA games from start to finish in a Lead or Management role
    • Excellent leadership and effective communication skills
    • Strong problem solving skills. Ability to simplify, and resolve issues quickly
    • Database workflow and management experience. Proficient with databases such as (JIRA, TTP or others)
    • Solid people and time management skills with emphasis on prioritization, multi-tasking, personnel issue resolution and performance growth
    • Ability to address situations from a project impact perspective
    • Waterfall and Agile development experience
    • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and finding across disciplines and across multiple levels of management

Extra Credit

    • Experience with usability and user research testing
    • Experience with test automation and authoring test tools
    • Knowledge of world building tools such as Radiant, Unreal, Hammer, Max and/or Maya

This position is eligible for relocation to Austin, TX.