Test Analyst, Unannounced Project (Mobile)
Irvine, CA, USA Remote
Test Analyst, Unannounced Project (Mobile)
We are looking for an ambitious Test Analyst to join our ranks. As a foundational member of a growing QA team for an unannounced project, this individual should be a self-starter with a high degree of initiative. No task is too big or too small if it leverages the art of test to allow our developers to move forward faster and with more confidence. This analyst will potentially be responsible for the end-to-end test process for everything from art and design to engine and server and is ready to critically apply their past experiences on new problems. The ideal candidate should be comfortable wielding process implementation both as a hammer and a scalpel—ready to meet the changing needs of an evolving project while also working within established frameworks serving the past and current needs of the team. We are looking for a staunch advocate for quality who feels comfortable in a collocated test environment where we work as part of the development team instead of as an afterthought. Last but not least, we are looking for strong communicators that are resilient in the face of uncertainty and who are able to keep up with a rapid development cadence.
Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.
Deliver test design, test execution, test library maintenance, and test closure results through both manual and automated Grey-box test approaches
Develop test plans with a strategic selection of test methodologies, including but not limited to data validation, regression testing, integration testing, and performance/load testing
Partner with other developers in the creation of requirements so that they can be eﬀectively tested
Partner/lead others in the execution of test and review/report on their coverage
Responsible for adhering to department Service Level Agreements (SLAs) within project management (i.e. JIRA) and test related tools (i.e. TestRail)
Ensure deployment stability across all environments
Research, recommend, and adopt tools as needed with the goal of increasing test coverage through automation
Use appropriate measures and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to validate and report on software quality
Be a creative thinker who can quickly and thoroughly identify and test for ‘edge cases’ outside of expected functionality
Help others develop appropriate knowledge and skills through training and constructive feedback
Represent Blizzard through public-facing quality assurance activities
Advocate of the user experience through delivery of qualitative reporting
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in related field (or ~3 years of equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in software testing
Thorough understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), speciﬁcally QA processes in agile and waterfall development environments
Proven ability to analyze, interpret, and action on data sets and complex workflows
ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) or equivalent
Experience with game engines, content and asset editors, and shared technologies
Passion for games and software quality
White box testing experience
ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level (CTEL) or equivalent
High-level of gaming knowledge and/or skill
Passion for Blizzard’s line of products and services
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!
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