Technical QA Lead

SE Quality Assurance | Montréal, Québec, Canada

 

PERMANENT - FULL TIME

 

TECHNICAL QA LEAD

REPORT TO: TECHNCAL QA MANAGER

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • TQA group oversees several technically specialized areas in QA:
    • Compatibility – Create, plan and execute compatibility testing on all products under the SEE umbrella.
    • Performance - Create, plan and execute PC and console performance testing on all products under the SEE umbrella
    • Analytics – Validating Analytics software implementation in all SEE products.
    • Networking – Testing of all online and network related functionality in all SEE products.
    • Standards – Working with other management and development groups to help enforce technical requirements and standards across our games.
    • Close cooperation with tools development
  • Lead the Tech QA test team and take primary responsibility for the work execution according to the standards and policies of the company.
  • Support QA Coordinators, seniors and testers assigned to their own team.
  • Allocating, tracking and following up on daily tasks with the test team.
  • Direct the creation and maintenance of specialized test plans and documentation for assigned products
  • Responsible for the code security of title or format assigned;
  • Ensure QA coverage on your title is executed according to departmental and 1st party standards;
  • Primary communication with development and production teams.
  • Manage the bug database to ensure compliance with departmental standards
  • Coaching for the rest of the department on key technical updates/industry information or testing requirements.
  • Reporting regular progress and statistics for allocated platform(s) to development, production and management groups as needed

 

 

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma
  • College Degree an asset
  • 4 years experience in a QA environment with knowledge of QA practices and procedures
  • 1+ year managing a team in a software QA environment Experience in technical testing fields (compatibility, performance, etc…)

 

  • Knowledge of JIRA or equivalent defect tracking database
  • Knowledge of test case management tools and methodologies such as TestRail, Helix, Zephyr, DevTest, etc.
  • Bilingual; French and English
  • Ability to craft accurate and precise test strategies according to assigned titles and software development phases
  • Ability to follow technical instructions
  • Ability to work in a methodical and logical manner
  • Working knowledge of hardware platform limitations
  • Knowledge of PC hardware an asset
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of 1st Party platform performance monitoring tools (PIX, Razor, CodeXL, etc…)

 

 

INTERPERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Capable of working as part of, and directing focus of, a team as needed
  • Clear communication skills
  • Flexibility to do overtime if necessary
  • Maturity to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Mindful of continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to respect deadlines

 

 

MOTIVATION & INTERESTS:

  • Passion and ambition for video games are essential!
  • Strong curiosity and innate need to understand how things work.
  • Professional growth

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