Test Specialist - Network

Quality Assurance Bellevue, Washington


Description

About ProbablyMonsters Inc.

ProbablyMonsters™ is a builder of sustainable game studios that creates and launches original AAA games through a people-first culture. Our mission is to unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional interactive experiences. In an industry where new AAA studios and developer-focused cultures are equally rare, ProbablyMonsters stands out by fostering both with excellence. We empower our family of studios to concentrate on game creation while our platform team focuses on providing early stage infrastructure and long-term support. This unique development model provides each of our teams the confidence, security, and stability to create and ship their games free of distractions. Our family of studios includes: narrative-driven Cauldron Studios™, multiplayer-focused Firewalk Studios™, and our third studio, not named yet, already working on a next-gen co-op RPG game. Learn more about our people, culture, and commitment to exceptional creativity at probablymonsters.com
 
We are looking for a Senior Tester responsible for owning Network quality in our games to help ensure we ship world-class multiplayer gaming experiences to join our QA team.  Help define and foster a culture where QA practices an engineered approach, injecting Test Best Practices early in the development cycle.  Work directly with development teams to identify risk, determine the highest value targets, and faithfully represent the player’s voice.  Provide actionable feedback to the teams that are grounded in truth, backed up with data, and ensure critical issues do not get ignored.
 
Who You Are:

  • You understand network layers and models utilized in multiplayer gaming
  • You have experience manipulating and analyzing network traffic with network tools (Unreal Network Profiler)
  • You are passionate about Test as a discipline and career path
  • You are an experienced tester who can mentor others
  • You have fine attention to detail
  • You are relentless about tracking down and documenting defects
  • You are a fierce customer advocate
 
What You Will Do:
  • Work directly with development teams to measure and define acceptable network latency thresholds to ship world-class online multiplayer gaming experiences
  • Craft and employ strategies to identify and prevent external network manipulation to ensure fair multiplayer gaming matches
  • Write and execute test specs and test cases
  • Document defects and champion their resolution
  • Provide constant feedback to the team about project quality as the voice of truth
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality with proprietary information
  • Take ownership of the quality of other broad areas of a game project
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3 years of minimum experience testing software or games
  • Experience owning or leading network testing for games
  • Experience working directly with game development teams
  • Experience authoring test specs and cases