Cliffhanger Games is a newly formed Seattle Studio focusing on blockbuster action-adventure games and pioneering next-generation emergent storytelling beginning with Marvel's Black Panther. Join us to pursue your passion to build unique, groundbreaking, and inclusive games that empower players to create incredible stories of heroic adventure.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about making high-quality great games in a collaborative environment with a team of experienced professionals. We're picturing someone who is experienced in game development, passionate and eager about quality and uses data to protect the player experience. You will work embedded within the team, improve QA practice across EA, have a Quality mindset from a consumer perspective, and be an advocate in game design and implementation decisions.
Join us for an opportunity to work with the best game development teams in the world!
You will report to the Head of Quality for Cliffhanger Games.
Role is Seattle-based and open to hybrid or Remote (North America).
Motivator with the ability to jump in where necessary
Coordinate multiple work streams in task execution and task management.
Prioritize the end-user, ensuring that feedback is delivered with the community in mind while still accounting for development constraints such as timelines and budgets
Build test cases, plans and suites, defect tracking, and regression tests
Apply a range of testing techniques and methodologies to identify defects of a very high-quality level
Consume analytical data to make informed decisions and assumptions and may propose solutions to resolve trends that have negative impacts on product quality
Analyze and perform game design feedback, test case design modification, and reviews at both a requirements level and product build level producing reports at a rhythm necessary to support product
Oversee the quality of the work delivered on assigned area of influence
Root cause analysis and defect analysis with the ability to validate assumptions and propose potential solutions to problems
Mentor and cultivate others within their project team
Monitor and drive product quality KPIs throughout project duration to give a constant heartbeat on product quality
Drive an upstream quality culture advocating best practices for continuous improvement
Produce and present reports to your team using data that represent product quality indicators
7 years of experience in a software/game development environment
Risk management and solutions-oriented problem-solving techniques
Communicate across all kinds of disciplines where needed
An appreciation or practical understanding of analytics and measurements as a way of tracking product quality
Comfortable conversing within engineering disciplines with an eye to promote quality principles
Database and Test case test management software experience i.e. Jira, QMetry
Excellent knowledge of product life cycle, tools, and execution planning
Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment
Experience with SQL knowledge and Data validation
Knowledge of testing using version control and engine software
US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.
EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary 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.
BASE SALARY RANGES
• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $95,450 - $141,800
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $89,200 - $141,800
• Jersey City, NJ :
º $105,250 - $141,800
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $89,200 - $118,550
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $89,200 - $130,750
Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also 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.