Senior Test Analyst, Unannounced Project (Mobile)

Quality Assurance Irvine, CA


Description

We are looking for an ambitious Senior 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 someone who 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.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize advanced testing methodologies to deliver test design, test execution, test library maintenance, and test closure strategies
  • Analyze & monitor the software development processes and methods used to ensure quality
  • Ensure requirements and risks are continually either mitigated or accepted throughout the SDLC
  • Enhance live operations and deployment stability, across both internal and production environments
  • Research, recommend and adopt tools as needed with the goal of increasing test coverage through automation
  • Propose and influence new measures and KPIs to validate and report on software quality
  • Coach others as they develop appropriate knowledge and skills through training, constructive feedback, and mentorship
  • Approach software development from a Grey-box perspective; utilizing established developer toolsets to build custom test scenarios
  • Represent Blizzard through public-facing quality assurance activities
  • Responsible for adhering to department SLAs within project management (i.e. JIRA) and test related tools (i.e. TestRail)
  • Advocate of the user experience through delivery of qualitative reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (or ~3 years of equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience in software testing
  • Experience in writing, executing and monitoring test suites using a variety of technologies including, but not limited to, Cucumber, Concordion, Selenium, Fit/FitNesse, SoapUI, Unity, Unreal, as well as other proprietary game development toolsets
  • Be an expert in one or more software testing methodologies
  • Practical knowledge of relational databases such as Oracle, MySQL, & SQLServer
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) or equivalent
  • Proven ability to analyze, interpret, and action on data sets and complex workflows
  • Experience with game engines, content and asset editors, and shared technologies
  • Passion for games and software quality

Pluses

  • White box testing experience
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level (CTEL) or equivalent
  • Coding knowledge: XML/HTML, JavaScript, Python, Java, C/C++/C#, or SQL
  • 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!