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Senior QA Tester

Company: PlayQ
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

PlayQ is a rapidly growing global entertainment and technology company delivering high-quality mobile titles and innovative game development solutions to a worldwide audience. Our games have been downloaded more than 60 million times across the globe, with millions of users playing every day!-- Our dedicated teams, based in downtown Santa Monica, CA, work together to craft the clever, visually stunning, and unforgettable experiences that our players love. Our emphasis on individual leadership means each team member has the opportunity to make a big impact, while our commitment to creative freedom gives them the ability to create whatever they can imagine.-- It's this mindset that has led us to develop our own IP, infuse games with rich storytelling, build our own development tools, and solve the deepest technical challenges - all in the name of disrupting the mobile gaming landscape. Job Overview: PlayQ is looking for a motivated, highly technical Senior QA Tester to contribute to the development of world-class mobile games targeting a mass market. The Senior QA Tester will collaborate closely with other development staff, including producers, designers, artists and engineers to ensure a constant and consistently high bar of quality and performance while ensuring all deadlines are met. The ideal candidate has extensive mobile gaming experience in quality assurance roles, is deadline-oriented, thrives in a fast paced environment, has excellent analytical and communication skills. The ability to understand all phases of mobile game development, and to efficiently monitor, diagnose, and prioritize testing duties is critical to success in this role. Core responsibilities include creating product test plans, assisting with writing and refining test cases for new features and systems, performing thorough software testing including regression, verification and deployment testing, identifying and documenting defects and reproduction steps, and adeptly utilizing bug tracking software. As a member of the broader development team, perform competitive surveys and analyses, monitoring play feedback, and assist with level testing and tuning as needed. This is a non-exempt hourly full-time position that will be based in our Santa Monica office. Responsibilities:

  • Work with Product and Development teams to identify test requirements and plan testing for features and builds, including releases of our live games, web portal, and backend services.
  • Attend daily meetings with cross-functional teams as a representative of the QA team.
  • Record test results, generate written reports that detail the findings/bugs and diagnose issues discovered during the testing phase.
  • Create clear and detailed bug reports and co-manage bug databases.
  • Participate in the development of the QA pipeline, test plans, and checklists to verify the functionality and performance of new features and apps.
  • Help to drive continuous process improvements for the QA department and the company.
  • Assist with implementing Quality Assurance standards and best practices to improve the efficiency of the department.
  • Work in a fast paced environment that requires frequent shift in areas of focus. Requirements:
    • 3+ years hands-on experience in mobile game quality assurance, 2+ years in mobile live ops environment.
    • Experience testing iOS, Android, web based applications and Server and API code.
    • B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited college/university
    • Thorough understanding of the complete mobile / online game test cycle.
    • Deep understanding of full game development cycle and software engineering process.
    • Proven ability to create test cases, checklists and test plans.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Exceptional people and time management skills.
    • Ability to work independently and solve new problems with minimal supervision.
    • Proactive, positive, driven mentality that thrives in a collaborative team environment.
    • Experience using Jira Bonus Points:
      • Experience with automated testing, scripting languages, or C#
      • Experience with build distribution and submissions
      • Experience with the Unity game engine
      • Experience with Agile Development
      • Experience with Excel
      • Accrued time off
      • 401K plan with company match
      • Stocked kitchen with free snacks and beverages of your choice
      • Catered weekly team lunches
      • Brand new penthouse office space equipped with outdoor patios offering beachfront views
      • Monthly team outings and volunteer opportunities
      • Help build and support awesome GAMES. For a living! Who doesn't love games? Do you currently have legal authorization to work in the United States? --*
        -- Will you now or in the future require company sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)? --*
        -- Why are you interested in working at PlayQ? --*
        What would you like to learn while working here? --*
        How would you document a newly found bug to your teammates? --*
        Describe your process in covering a large volume of test cases in a compressed time frame. --*
        U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at PlayQ are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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Keywords: PlayQ, Santa Monica , Senior QA Tester, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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