Associate Quality Designer

May 18, 2024
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when experienced people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. We love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide. Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry.

Respawn is looking for an Associate Quality Designer to join an established, experienced team working on Apex Legends. You will work with the Builds and Activities team to ensure the quality and stability of builds and servers used across our organization for internal testing. You will provide insight into our quality strategies and ensure consistent build pipeline health. You will partner with developers to improve stability on the builds and servers for the product and services and be an important contributor to the end-to-end coverage and quality of the product.

The Associate Quality Designer will report to the Development Manager


You will:

  • Design test strategies, planning and leading daily smoke tests, and associated communications

  • Partner with Quality Verification (QV) feature owners to create and evolve a Quality Strategy that includes use of automation and tools relating to build and server work

  • Mentor, support and grow the skills of both local and remote QV team members through active coaching and engagement

  • Help evolve the team’s tools and processes with a focus on expanding capabilities and responsibilities, along with introducing more efficient and accurate practices

  • Improve the effectiveness of the QV effort by assessing current practices and incorporating new strategies, including further use of technology, automation, and development of new test tools

  • Create and monitor reports to collect data and feedback from team members and partners, and use this information to improve existing process

  • Represent QV when attending meetings and stand-ups

  • Work with partners to identify risks and plan testing for daily build releases

  • Connect with partners to influence best practices and make decisions based on observed trends


  • 3+ years of experience in quality assurance or applicable experience in technology fields

  • In-depth knowledge of software/game development, including both agile and waterfall methodologies.

  • Experience working with medium-to-large-scale team and distributed peers.

  • Experience with bug prevention and containment strategies.

  • Defect and Task tracking tool experience (JIRA, JAAS, Github)


The pay ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the pay ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Pay offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $34 - $51 USD Hourly
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $31 - $51 USD Hourly
• Jersey City, NJ :
º $41 - $51 USD Hourly
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $36 - $53 USD Hourly
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $31 - $46 USD Hourly

Pay is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. In the US, we offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

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