Associate Quality Designer

Location: Galway, County Galway, Ireland

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Requisition Number: 166593

Position Title: Associate Quality Designer

External Description:

Associate Quality Designer - 6 Month Contract

 

 

The Challenge Ahead:

The Associate Quality Designer (AQD) will be responsible for supporting the DTS SONAR team on their assigned project. The AQD will be able to demonstrate sound technical platform and game knowledge and help write test plans for the title you are responsible for. The candidate will require a strong quality mindset and effective stakeholder management in order to be successful. They will be accountable for planning and managing test coverage on client and server releases, reporting on results, and ultimately confirming the success of a release. As an Associate Quality Designer, you will report to the Development Manager.

 

SONAR’s Mission:

  • Safeguarding the Players end-to-end experience.
  • Driving retail verification of content/releases in Live.
  • Utilizing Player information proximity, studio partnerships, tools, and data to investigate and assess player facing issues.
  • Utilizing tools across multiple sources to understand Player sentiment and pinpoint key issues in the wild.
  • Identification, escalation, and elimination of central issues that benefit multiple stakeholders.
  • Reducing manual test hours by utilising automation, supported by data and tools, to guide risk-based testing efforts.

 

Development Technology & Services (DTS)

Development Technology and Services (DTS) powers EA Studios to create even greater player experiences. We help shape the future from the way games are created, to how they are played and viewed.

 

We are a global team and the largest studio within EA! DTS proudly consists of the following teams: Quality, Verification & Standards, Studios Technology Group, Studios Data & Insights, DTS Operations, and SEED.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining custom Live strategies on your project.
  • Working with product owners to identify risks and plan testing for live releases.
  • Craft and design test plans, including scheduling, reporting, and executing.
  • Performing complex testing on games to verify proper function, data content, performance, usability/playability, and hardware/software compatibility.
  • Analysing and troubleshooting reported bugs and internal issues.
  • Defining dashboards and issue flows in JIRA.
  • Creating confluence pages that report on key information for stakeholders.
  • Attending initial and regular stakeholder meetings to discuss strategy, challenges, and results.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • A passion for quality.
  • Previous games or software development QA experience (2+ years).
  • Knowledge of gaming consoles and their systems.
  • Determination to achieve quality in an environment with conflicting priorities and shifting requirements.
  • Excellent communication and cooperation skills to build partnerships across geographically distributed teams.
  • Proactive, curious, always looking to learn as an individual and as a team member, flexible - being able to embrace changes.
  • Experience with applications such as JIRA, Confluence, TestRail (desirable).
  • Experience with test automation, telemetry, or data analysis (desirable).

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts 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, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2021-06-18 10:58:55.99

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts 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, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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