Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Requisition Number: 157478
Position Title: Quality Designer I
Come and join the PopCap Quality Verification (QV) team at EA Seattle to work with the world's best game development teams in a challenging yet fun and creative environment. In this role you will drive quality through your specialization in key domains of the QV process to drive continuous improvement of the QV practice across EA and actively knowledge share across the organization.
You should be an excellent communicator, a quick learner of new technologies, flexible and capable of working in a fast-paced, high-flux setting, and able to effectively prioritize your work to organize your time. You are dynamic, enthusiastic and can collaborate successfully across both the development and QV domains to build and maintain productive relationships and communication channels.
Bring your unique skill-set to a team where you directly impact our games every day on a career path that focuses on expanding your testing and engineering skills through learning new techniques and technologies!
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Scope, Impact and Areas of Ownership:
You will work autonomously in an embedded Agile environment as an integral and equal part of a multi-discipline team.
You will also be involved in the development process from design to implementation to release – you will develop and build working relationships with senior members of the development, production and design teams by driving a higher quality player experience through tasks such as feature planning, analyzing internal data/player data, and feature/design reviews.
Act as subject-matter experts across the organization to effect process improvement across business units.
Propose, provide, and drive solutions to problems with minimal supervision from senior leadership/management.
End to end review of quality strategy and of the test plan.
Leverage deep understanding of the game features and systems to help review and provide feedback on what telemetry will be valuable to the game team post launch
Support identification of technical solutions and automation opportunities.
Drive improvements and knowledge sharing across both Mobile and global QA teams.
Report progress and status through regular email or face-to-face communication with appropriate managers and other stakeholders.
Mentor/coaching analysts and other individual contributors. Like all PopCap QV team members, you will share findings and insights and provide mentorship and training to others, both local and remote.
As part of the EA QV team, you will have access to a vast network of teams around the globe and the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from peers across diverse studios and genres.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
10+ years of relevant QV experience including embedded QV methodologies
Deep understanding of the software development process: build systems, continuous integration, unit tests, code / data dependencies, telemetry, and reporting metrics
Ability to find root causes of issues by using tools to investigate common software debug artifacts (callstacks, exceptions, asserts, network calls, logs)
Well-practiced in Agile Development and optimizing the test process including successful application of defect prevention and containment
Excellent ability to multi-task conflicting demands based on project status and timelines
A passion for gaming and the ability to critically evaluate the design, art and economy that influence player behavior.
Identify, proposes and implement viable process and measurement solutions within team
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the importance of metrics and analytics and regularly utilizes them when doing research and providing feedback
Develop and foster strong working relationships with senior members of the development, production and design teams
Use critical thinking techniques to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and help present information and project metrics
Provide task breakdowns, planning, dependencies and time estimates for own assignments
Provide input to management team to assist decision making; helps assess project impact of available options
Articulate trends in a relevant community. Understands what the community wants and expects from a type of game and incorporates that understanding into feedback
Break down and provides an analysis of the competition. Identifies product differentiation and provides impact analysis
Telemetry and data visualization power user and active participant in data improvement
What’s in it for you? Glad you asked
We love to brag about our amazing perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. We realize it takes exceptional people to make world-class games and that’s why we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every single day.
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More about our location: https://www.ea.com/studios/popcap
Our work schedule: This is a full time position with typical office hours
Community / Marketing Title: Quality Designer
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Date Opened: 2019-09-06 18:39:45.343
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EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.