Senior QA Functional Tester

Sep 10, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Senior QA Functional Tester

Requisition ID:

R017472

Job Description:

Job Title: Sr. QA Functional Tester

Reporting To:  QA Project Lead

Department: Quality Assurance

Location: Austin, TX

Your Platform

Founded in 1979, Activision has continuously disrupted the world of entertainment as a leader in the videogame industry. With a history of delivering iconic game changers -- like Pitfall®, Tony Hawk®, Guitar Hero®, Crash Bandicoot™, Skylanders™ and Call of Duty® -- our obsession is delighting our players around the globe. Focused and committed to innovation, we consistently deliver the most beloved, engaging and successful entertainment.

And while we have world-class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a passionate, talented and diverse team of people producing greatness together. So, if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s our people.

We’re currently driving the next era for our company and community by creating amazing experiences for fans and continuing to make Activision an inclusive place where everyone can thrive.

Join us, make history.  To learn more, check us out at www.activision.com, www.activisiongamesblog.com or @Activision on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Your Mission

Senior QA Testers are a support function within the Quality Assurance team. They will take on some leadership responsibilities, often overseeing and guiding a group of testers to accomplish tasks or test cases set out by the Project or Associate Lead. They are mentors to newer testers and will assist in the development and training of their testers to be better contributors to the project. They may assist in some lead duties such as writing status reports or creating other documentation that may be needed by the development or Production team. In rare cases, the Senior QA Tester may also be called upon to perform in an acting QA Project Lead role, which involves organizing and leading the testing effort on assigned pre-release video games. Depending on the project a Senior tester may also be responsible for testing and generating bug reports for pre-release video games as well as verifying functionality, data content, performance, 1st Party Compliance, usability/playability, and hardware/software compatibility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Is primarily responsible for a small group of testers on the project, being their first contact point to answer questions, advise in their testing methods, and help direct them on their tasks and test cases.
  • May be called upon to direct larger groups for playtests, high player count game mode checks, or other tasks requiring a large group.
  • Assists in the development of new testers through coaching and goal setting to improve their performance.
  • Assists assigned QA Project Lead as a floor lead or platform lead. Assigns tasks to the test team, and follows up on the completion of assigned tasks to ensure that they're completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists the Associate and Project Lead in the maintaining of DevTest cases.
  • Undertakes additional responsibilities, such as database management, or in researching and gathering data for metrics, as assigned by the QA Project Lead. Assists in training and mentoring new testers in the basics of testing the game and QA testing policies and procedures.
  • May assist the QA Project Lead during meetings with Production or technical support groups.
  • May be called upon to present testing results in higher level meetings with senior management.
  • Looks for ways to improve testing effectiveness. Coaches other testers in innovative testing techniques and encourages testers in ways to break the game beyond the obvious approaches. Encourages testing "outside the box".
  • Reviews tester performance and gives recommendations to their lead about their viability as a team member.
  • May be called upon to help manage the test team in the QA Project Lead's absence.
  • Follows instructions and accomplishes tasks as directed by the QA Project Lead or QA Management.
  • Assists the Production/Development team in tracking down issues and working out the steps to reproduce so that they are easier to locate and fix.

Player Profile:

Minimum Requirements:

Technical

  • Familiarity with Devtrack and JIRA.
  • Good knowledge of most popular console platforms and related peripherals, PC Software/hardware, and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Understanding of the software test cycle process.
  • PC and console game troubleshooting.
  • Experience and familiarity with multiple gaming platforms and genres.

Non-Technical

  • Experience with organizing and leading a group of individuals to complete complicated tasks.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Proactive, driven individual with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates leadership potential.

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.

Activision 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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