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QA Lead

at Machine Zone

Posted: 1/15/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 770d9692-af07-4e9b-9bb8-15faa7dfe7a7
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: company, online

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QA Lead

Las Vegas, NV
Studio Services – 14. Quality Assurance

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Build the future of mobile games with MZ!

As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age.

We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem.

As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!

MZ is seeking a QA Lead who has experience executing test strategies on mobile games. They will own and drive the execution of testing and be responsible for keeping everyone informed of the quality levels for their product. As a leader in the QA organization they will inspire and grow their teams, build trust and foster collaboration, and achieve great partnerships through credible communication.

What you'll be doing:

Lead, inspire, train and mentor a team of QA professionals at all locations to meet/exceed department goals

Communicate, measure, report, and track performance of simultaneous tasks and associated projects on-time
Informing and escalation (to the point of resolution) of critical issues, roadblocks/bottlenecks and progress to stakeholders as needed
Anticipate skill gaps and organizational needs for team and associated projects
Understand the overall project status, skillfully adapt to changes, and effectively communicate trade-offs and risks
Work closely with the QA Leadership and the Game Team to prioritize and meet deliverables
Build effective teams, establish goals, delegate assignments, and ensure efficient use of resources both locally and remotely
Handle the performance management of your direct reports including consistent 1-on-1s and reviews
Create extensive test plans, strategies for testing specific game features, and script solutions to boost productivity
Act as a point of contact for assigned projects, owning testing results, test plans, etc.
Manage assigned QA team through the development process, launch, and post-launch
Be “a voice” of QA, and take part in other activities within the company as needed
Giving candid and direct feedback to team members and dev partners in a timely manner

Your background and who you are:

5+ years of QA experience working in a team oriented environment

2+ years as a QA Lead or similar role in charge of a multi-faceted QA team
Experience within the gaming industry
Knowledge of Jira and experience with issue tracking/project management tools a must
Previous experience in mobile games and/or online communities a must
Experience with Agile (Scrum) methodologies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A focused and proactive approach towards game quality, with the ability to work under pressure
An organized leader with strong work ethic
Able to preempt problems, adapt and ensure contingency plans are always in place
Must be innovative, proactive, flexible, and have grit!
Passion for games and cutting-edge technology!

MZ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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