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Senior Technical Quality Analyst

Location: Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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Requisition Number: 169774

Position Title: Quality Designer I

External Description:

We're Criterion, and we love making games!

For more than fifteen years we've entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. Our experienced people have expressed their passion for outstanding game feel, AAA audio-visual quality and technical innovation in the Burnout & Need for Speed series, Star Wars Battlefront II, Battlefield V and Battlefield 2042.

We believe that healthy, engaged teams make great games, so we place enormous value on collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. For the past four years we are very proud to have been recognised by gamesindustry.biz as one of the best places to work in the UK. Let's talk about how you could be a part of it.

The Challenge Ahead

Criterion Games is looking for an experienced senior QA Analyst (Technology) with technical knowledge to join our team. You will report to the QA Project Manager, you will safeguard the quality of the development toolchains and oversee the testing of technical game systems.

What a Senior Quality Analyst does at Criterion

Senior Quality Analysts are champions of best practice and new ideas in testing and driving our craft forward. You will shape testing procedures and ensure accurate execution and reporting of all testing activities by the wider QA team for their areas of ownership.

What you will do:

  • As a Senior Quality Analyst (Technology) you will oversee the development toolchain and technical game systems.
  • You will establish the test strategy for the development toolchain and technical game systems, ensuring accurate reporting of status and risk.
  • Develop an intimate understanding of game features, underlying systems, and associated dependencies; share details and changes with the wider QA team.
  • Represent QA within the development team; be visible, vocal and integrated.
  • You will guide the identification and resolution of issues hindering development and QA productivity.
  • Work with our remote test team to ensure high-quality service delivery for your areas of ownership.
  • Utilise development tools to improve issue identification and promote defect prevention.
  • Drive the implementation and maintenance of automation and telemetry.
  • Interpret data to produce clear, relevant information, informing decisions to improve product quality and QA service delivery..

What you will have:

  • A passion for quality.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • Previous game or software development QA experience.
  • Knowledge of gaming consoles and their systems.
  • Programming, scripting, or database experience, such as C#, Python, JavaScript, T-SQL, or MySQL.
  • Experience with test automation and telemetry systems.
  • Experience with white-box/grey-box testing techniques.
  • Experience in peer mentoring.
  • Experience with applications such as JIRA, Confluence, DevTest, TestRail, Perforce or Git.
  • Experience with data analysis and visualisation tools, such as Power Bi or Tableau.
  • Experience with game engine editors, such as Frostbite, Unreal Engine, or Unity.
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban).

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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.

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About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

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