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Leads a team in executing test plans on pre-release versions of software to detect and record product defects. Reports to a QA Manager or Senior QA Lead
Oversee product quality: supervise the various stages of testing on each project; manage team projects to ensure that each has gone through at least two complete cycles of testing (all test cases executed) for final release testing milestones. Develop test plans and documentation. Ensure that all bugs marked resolved were resolved correctly
Manage projects’ progress: assess personnel, skill sets, amount and type of work to be completed, and timetables in order to provide frequent reports and documentation to QA Management, Producers and Developers
Supervise staff (Senior Testers and 10-30 Testers, some potentially acting as Pod Leaders): interview, hire, train, evaluate performance, and when necessary, discipline employees; establish and manage work schedules, mentor team leaders and provide guidance to them regarding task allocation to Testers
Manage production of all testing deliverables including: daily reports, weekly status reports, test cases, test plans, bug tracking reports, final release certification report, RTM checklists, and post-mortem reports
Support Producers and/or Developers: setup and run bug triages (bug reviews) and provide all necessary documentation. Lead discussions regarding the status of the bugs and the game in testing phase and collaborate on prioritization of remaining issues to ensure these are addressed and resolved
Escalate issues appropriately to QA management/production in a timely fashion
Be pro-active in assessing, maintaining and improving existing processes and pipelines
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Excellent communication and writing skills
Advanced Database skills
Has demonstrated that they understand and live by the departments’ core values, while promoting these within the development environment
Consistently provides a positive role-model to testers within the department
Ability to stand up to production and rebuff their requests when appropriate
Total flexibility in being able to shift focus between tasks pivoting quickly
Ability to motivate a team
High School diploma or equivalent
4+ years of QA testing experience
Comprehensive understanding of test cycles and processes
Proven ability to lead a team and support their development
Reliable, and can be counted on to work all scheduled shifts
Capable of working any mandatory overtime, which can occur during the work week, weekends, and occasional holidays
Must be able to communicate effectively in English, in both written and oral forms