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Harebrained Schemes

(Closed) Software Test Engineer

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Harebrained Schemes
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kirkland, WA

Harebrained Schemes is looking for a mid-level Software Test Engineer to help with continued development of HBSโ€™s turn-based strategy games.

If you are a thoughtful collaborator who enjoys deconstructing complex systems within turn-based strategy games and advocating for player experience, we'd love to talk with you.

This is an on-site, full-time individual contributor role.

(Please note that we are currently working from home due to Covid-19. We will return to the office in stages when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, all interviews will be done virtually.)

What Youโ€™ll Do

  • Own testing for several major feature areas on a game. Examples could include performance, combat mechanics, game campaign, DLC, console certification, etc.
  • Write test plans for several major feature areas. This includes collaborating with the design, engineering, art, and production teams to understand the spec, even if design documents are not complete.
  • Drive test cases for areas of ownership. Partner with our external test teams to make sure they have necessary information to get the right tests written at the appropriate time.
  • Ensure tests are executed for areas of ownership and related bugs are regressed in a timely way, including collaboration with external test teams to delegate and confirm appropriate levels of coverage.
  • Communicate test status of feature areas so that leads understand the state of the game and if it is on track to meet the bug bar on schedule.
  • Prioritize work appropriately, even when pulled in multiple directions at once.
  • Learn how to use any tools needed to ensure areas of ownership are tested successfully. Examples include Unity, Perfmon, localization test tools, game debugging tools, etc.
  • Communicate successfully with external partners as needed.
  • Collaborate with a QA team on effective strategies with which to test features.

What Youโ€™ll Bring

  • Youโ€™ve worked on a variety of projects - big or small, indie or 1st party, PC or console or mobile, licensed or new IP, etc. - to understand the breadth of issues you have to anticipate and know that every project is different.
  • You have experience as a Software Test Engineer or a Games QA with test ownership of several major feature areas.
  • You have enthusiasm for QA!
  • You have experience writing test cases for multiple titles.
  • You have experience successfully managing tasks in environments with tight deadlines.
  • You have good communication skills and are comfortable working in a highly-collaborative environment.
  • New perspectives and views to the team.
  • An inquisitive mindset, eye for detail, and โ€œhow can I helpโ€ attitude.

Nice to Haves

  • You have played HBSโ€™s Shadowrun or BattleTech games.
  • You are passionate about turn-based tactical games.
  • You have shipped a PC or console game title.
  • Experience with certification testing.
  • Youโ€™ve shipped a modern Unity title.
  • You have some basic C#, JavaScript, or Python scripting.
  • A good understanding of PC hardware.
  • Experience with Jira bug tracking software.

Employment Eligibility Requirement

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and not require Visa sponsorship to be eligible.

What to Expect at HBS

All HBS employees

  • Contribute respectfully with empathy, emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Can work collaboratively in a team as well as on your own
  • Are able to be self-directed in their work and learning
  • Bring a growth mindset to the work they do

Working at HBS Means

  • Work-life balance: a work family that doesnโ€™t replace your family-family
  • Flexible workday hours and work-from-home opportunities
  • Time off when you need it: a wellness-first and family-first mindset
  • High transparency and easy access to studio leadership

HBS Benefits

  • Generous medical, dental, vision, EAP, FSA, and both short & long-term disability
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays including the week between Christmas and New Years Day
  • 401(k) program
  • Annual profit-sharing from Paradox Interactive
  • Easy access off I-405 and free parking
  • Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers
  • Pet-friendly office

You should apply to work at HBS if you want to:

Make amazing game experiences with co-workers who are just as passionate about their craft as you are

Be part of a project small enough (20-35 members) for everyone to have a significant impact

Join a warm, inclusive and diverse team, with a respectful and collaborative culture

Evolve and learn with us in a growth-mindset environment

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