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Video Game Test Lead

Company: Experis
Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

TEST LEAD - Video Games At Experis Game Solutions, we partner with developers and publishers of video games on all platforms to improve testing coverage using the latest technology. With more than 12 years of QA partnerships, we have shipped over 100 games and believe in testing smart and gaming hard!! We are looking for an experienced Test Lead to join our growing team where you will utilize the resources provided to us by world-class publishers and technology leaders to build an environment that keeps skillful people happy through challenge and work-life balance. Duties and Responsibilities The Test Lead is responsible for directing the day to day tasks and responsibilities of assigned Test Associates and Software Test Engineer direct reports (1-40). Works under the supervision of Senior Test Lead or Test Manager Core responsibilities:

  • Author comprehensive test plans with guidance of senior leads
  • Execute staffing plans as defined by senior leadership
  • Develop and execute staffing schedule (Work hours and Overtime schedule) to meet project demands
  • Contribute to budget planning with guidance of senior leads
  • Development of project milestone and test schedule roadmap with guidance of more experienced leads and MS Lead
  • Execute on defined test schedule road map
  • Identify Risks to budget planning, project schedule, test deliverables, staffing, and hardware/floor space planning with guidance of senior leads
  • Develop mitigation strategies to identified risks with guidance of more experienced leads
  • Facilitate STE-driven initiatives as Lead SponsorTest Methodology:
    • Knowledgeable of advanced testing techniques and methodologies
    • Knowledgeable of testing best practices
    • Knowledge of, and experience in, black box software testing principles
    • Knowledgeable of game development cycle using waterfall or Agile development models
    • Knowledgeable of game development cycle for a minimum of one product typeReporting:
      • Knowledgeable of advanced test metrics and reports
      • Familiar with data analysis and capable of identify bug trends and gaps in test coverage
      • Proactive in identifying areas requiring additional testing through product specification reviews
      • Responsible for the delivery of daily project status reports to the client as applicable
      • Responsible for authoring and delivering weekly project status reports to the client
      • Consistent in adhering to, defining, and improving upon best practices in reporting and visual representation of data
      • Responsible for delivery of project post mortem at the end of a test cycle
      • Responsible for the delivery of milestone acceptance report
      • Responsible for the delivery of build verification reports as applicable
      • Responsible for the delivery of test coverage reportingProblem Diagnosis:
        • Perform advanced problem diagnosis
        • Can solve advanced problems independently
        • Assist TAs and STEs with advanced configuration issuesTest Tools and Technology
          • Partner with senior leads and SDETs to develop technology plan
          • Perform research and analysis as appropriate for assigned projects on new technology/tools/operating environments that offer improvements in test efficiency
          • Perform analysis of automated test results
          • Expert knowledge of performance monitoring tools and software
          • Capable of learning new platform / architecture technology as appropriate for assigned project
          • Maintain ownership of bug reporting database and proactive in monitoring quality of bug entry, bugs assigned for regression or additional information, and integrity of resolutions
          • Maintain ownership of test case management solutions and proactive in monitoring the quality of test cases to ensure complete coverage and comprehensive coverage reportingCertification Testing:
            • Knowledgeable of certification processes and proven ability to interpret and apply requirements across various styles of gameplay
            • Knowledgeable of tools/software required for certification testing
            • Partner with Development and Production to request waivers to certification bugs
            • Analyze and communicate the severity of certification bugs and provide recommended solutionsRequired skills/qualifications and experience:
              • Strong to advanced knowledge of personal computers and operating systems required
              • Can perform basic computer configuration and/or application compatibility and setup when applicable
              • Demonstrated ability to define and use common terms and concepts for at least one operating system and environment required
              • Experienced with multiple bug reporting software solutions
              • Experienced with test case management software
              • Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite
              • Familiarity of Windows interface guidelines may be required.
              • Proven ability to communicate professionally in written communication both internal and external to ExperisWork experience:
                • Minimum 5 years' experience leading test teams up to 40 people OR
                • Completed minimum of 10 full size/scope shipped game titles as a Test Lead or ManagerWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity, especially at our company. Our wide range of backgrounds brings diverse thinking, which, in-turn, crafts better video games through improved test coverage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Experis, Tempe , Video Game Test Lead, Other , Tempe, Arizona

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