QA Analyst II (Temporary) - Sledgehammer Games
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 4, 2021
Job Title: QA Analyst II (Temporary) - Sledgehammer Games
Requisition ID: R001769 Job Description: Your Platform Located in
the San Francisco Bay Area and Melbourne, Australia - we're the
videogame development team behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII. Since our
founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games.
The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do,
but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our talented
employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games,
everyone is a game maker. As we head into decade II of development,
we're focused on constantly evolving, innovating and taking risks -
which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development.
With world-class audio, design, engineering and art teams, we've
been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of
any studio in the industry. We love what we do and work hard to
make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last.
Creativity is key, and we're looking for talented game developers
for our exciting next project. Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned
by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at
www.sledgehammergames.com or search for Sledgehammer Games on your
favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it's like at the
studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG
developer profiles: Your Mission As a QA Analyst II, you will
employ "grey" and "black box" testing methodology as a subject
matter expert, leader and mentor in an Agile development QA
environment. In this role, you will be responsible for exhibiting
technical and knowledge expertise; creating, maintaining, and
executing Test Cases/Plans; identifying, thoroughly investigating,
and documenting bugs/issues with the game; authoring documentation
on tools and techniques, and subsequently educating your teammates.
As you will be interacting face-to-face daily not only with your QA
team members, but also with your development partners, you will
need to have strong critical thinking and inter-personal
communication skills. Due to this exposure to all facets of game
development and allowance for professional development, there is
also great opportunity for career development and growth in the
game industry. Priorities can often change in a fast-paced
environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited
to, the following responsibilities:
- Demonstrate technical expertise, confidence, initiative and
ownership of development tools and disciplines.
- Actively assess and communicate the needs or progress of
development partners, and how they impact QA's priorities and
- Identify, investigate, isolate, regress, and communicate
issues/defects effectively and efficiently.
- Create, maintain, and execute Test Cases and Tasks using
in-house and 3rd-party testing tools.
- Work in a collaborative QA environment, independently managing
your tasks, leading small QA project teams, and mentoring teammates
as necessary. Player Profile Minimum Requirements:
- 3+ years testing experience in gaming/software QA.
- Understanding of Game/Software Testing Processes and Best
- Understanding of Game/ Software Development Lifecycles and
project management methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Waterfall).
- QA experience with console platforms (e.g. PlayStation, XBOX,
etc.) and PC.
- Familiarity with software development tools such as JIRA,
Testrail, or Perforce, and Microsoft Office productivity
- Must be able to work autonomously and self-educate with
supportive leadership, but limited direction and supervision.
- Passion for games and demonstrable understanding of game
industry and gaming trends. Extra Points:
- Associate or Bachelor's degree in Game/Software Development or
related degree, or corresponding experience in game/software
- At least 3 released game titles.
- Intimate knowledge of Call of Duty or other First-Person
- Experience leading small team projects.
- Experience with programming languages such as C++, C#, or
- Experience with Game Development Discipline software such as
Maya, Houdini, Unreal, Radiant, or other development or mod
- Experience with First Party Submission standards (Sony,
Microsoft, Nintendo, Apple, etc).
- Experience with network or server testing, test automation and
tools, Live Services or Content Submission process. Our World
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's
largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and
is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We
are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises
including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Candy
Crush and Bubble Witch. Our combined entertainment network delights
hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries,
making us the largest gaming network on the planet! Our ability to
build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse
teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a
culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage
the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of
benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being
for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered! The videogame
industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue
to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role
may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote
and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or
any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be
discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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