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Quality Designer

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 174374

Position Title: Quality Designer I

External Description:

The Quality Designer role is a versatile position with many areas of focus and responsibilities. They are the gatekeepers of quality, understanding the game design, and ensuring its features are verified through various methods, ensuring the quality of the game lives up to our players' expectations. This position will require you to provide oversight of our quality processes and establish best practices for our QV family together with our leadership team. You will also need an in-depth understanding of the technical structure of games, how to apply new testing methodologies and be able to speak to what tools will be the most effective. Above all, a Quality Designer must demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the industry, including the different platforms, game styles, and genres to ensure the team is focused on providing the strongest end-to-end coverage and experience for EA's players, and to help us support its commitment to putting Players First.

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Note that a Quality Designer may also be known as Quality Analyst, Quality Specialist, Quality Assurance Lead, or Test Lead.

Responsibilities:

  • End-to-end test plan ownership of an area of game features. Test plan creation through execution. A subject matter expert.
  • Lead a group of testers (contract and off-site) to help strategize and solve complex test problems – defining test expectations, priorities, and day to day activities. Utilize data such as coverage, yield, and risk to direct effort.
  • Work in a Leadership group of other Quality Designers and Development Directors, communicating results from test execution, escalating risks as they emerge, and contributing to project level discussions
  • Partner with members of the development, production, and design teams to help us promote a higher quality player experience through tasks such as feature planning, analyzing internal data/player data, and feature/design reviews.
  • Align on testing requirements at a strategy level, as well as per milestone and deliverable.
  • Lead feature reviews with development and production teams
  • Define and measure feature quality through multiple review processes
  • Report progress and status with appropriate managers and other team members.

You are:

  • Strong communicator and team player
  • A natural problem solver
  • Able to form relationships and work collaboratively with members of other teams
  • Vocal and passionate about your work and feature area
  • Quality-focused on product development
  • Passionate about the use of data and technology to improve processes

Requirements:

  • Multiple years working in a software testing or analyst role
  • Part of a team that has shipped a complete product from concept to launch
  • 3+ years of experience working in an upstream/embedded Quality Verification model
  • Excellent knowledge of software testing techniques and the software testing lifecycle
  • Plan, execute and report on tasks
  • 3+ years of experience working in an agile/scrum software development environment
  • 3+ years of experience partnering with team members in Design, Art and development from concept to launch
  • 3+ years of experience writing test documentation - test cases, test plans, feature bibles, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience with tools used to enter and report on defects e.g. JIRA
  • A strong ability to interpret & use data visualizations to provide relevant insights
  • Effective at summarizing findings and outcomes to product leaders
  • 3+ years of experience with the use of Automation and Tools for testing
  • 3+ years of experience using Data to test efficiently

Desirable:

  • Experience with distributed development, coordinating and directing the tasks of staff in off-site locations
  • Knowledgeable with JIRA/JaaS
  • Experience as a user of PowerBI reports

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Community / Marketing Title: Quality Designer

Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: 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. 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: 2022-06-30 17:39:18.757

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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.

 

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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