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Quality Analyst I (8213831) - Sacramento

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The Quality Analyst is responsible for owning and executing test coverage on a set of game features or sub-features within the development QA space.  The Quality Analyst will serve as the primary QA support for the development team’s current cycle, and help execute QA strategies that push test support upstream in the development process.

This Quality Analyst position is within our Studio located in Sacramento, CA.  This Studio is responsible for a widely successful mobile game and is focused on creativity, polish, and shipping top quality mobile games that players love, as well as building healthy teams and culture. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide game feature and/or development tool testing
  • Test case regression, verification and ad hoc of newly implemented features
  • Written and/or verbal communication of defect information
  • Tracking of defects within proper pipelines to resolution
  • Researching of defects to provide detailed insight all stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of individual systems in play within the game engine
  • Qualitative feedback on features with issues of usability
  • Drive smoke testing for daily build promotions and coordinate with other team members for reporting and troubleshooting
  • Analyze and report potential risks to features and systems and escalate as appropriate
  • Collaborate daily with members of Production and Development
  • Escalate issues of concern to key stakeholder within a timely manner
  • Drafting detailed test cases for new feature testing
  • Prioritizing issues in bug database to expedite bug-fixing efforts
  • Create and maintain the relevance of test cases for scripted verification
  • Assist with drafting detailed requirements for new features
  • Provide feedback on the effectiveness and efficiency of team processes
  • Work with onsite and offsite teams to help drive the title to quality
  • Be the voice of quality for the project

 

Required Skills:

  • 2-3 years Quality Analyst experience
  • Self-starter, with a strong work ethic and a success-based attitude. 
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and features and meet responsibilities without constant supervision
  • Ability to understand complex architecture dependencies with other systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify risks and escalate to applicable stakeholders
  • Strong observational skills, analytical, and detail-oriented
  • Strong tracking and organizational skills
  • Passion to learn new technologies and systems with high degree of ownership
  • Ability to be flexible and team-oriented, with good interpersonal skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Ability to work well in a group setting, with people of different disciplines
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Technical proficiencies in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 
  • Proficiency with PC and current Windows operating systems
  • Ability to problem solve by finding root causes and proposing viable solutions
  • Strong sense of urgency to mitigate risks and potential areas of concern proactively rather than reactively
  • Proficiency with Sony and Microsoft platforms

Preferred Skills: 

  • Previous games industry experience on mobile titles
  • Programming or scripting knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience being in an embedded QA team model

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