Game Tester 1 Year Contract in San Jose, Ca

POSITION SUMMARY

The Quality Assurance Tester is responsible for handling day to day checks in a fast moving environment for issues and defects in Free to Play titles and report them clearly to the production team.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and execute test plans for various Free to Play titles
  • Know the titles inside and out
  • Be available to switch between various titles throughout development
  • Immediate response to claimed fixed issues before patches/updates go live
  • Communicate and collaborate with Production, QA, and CS (Customer Support)

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 year of experience in a video game testing position is preferred
  • F2P (Free to Play) game testing experience
  • MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game testing experience
  • Test plan creation experience
  • Online PC testing experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity using various Bug Databases including Jira
  • Familiarity with MS Office programs including Outlook, Excel, Word

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • High school graduate. A. or some college course work strongly preferred

Send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Mid-Level Technical Program Manager

  • Monitoring engineering efforts to deliver simultaneous software development programs and work with developer/tester/designers to help shape the feature programs.
  • Representing the team; collaborating with partners, leading by influence.
  • Manage project plans and schedule commitments, ensure plans are integrated and aligned to overall organizational and business strategy.
  • Drive, and deliver effective programs in partnership with cross-functional teams to ensure all aspects of the programs are communicated, supported and delivered to the highest standards.
  • Coordinate and project management to create and execute detailed program plans, key documentation, processes, schedules for tasks, teams and UAT
  • Track program deliverables and communicate their status to global teams.
  • Work with technical development/production teams to resolve program issues
  • Monitor feedback/feature requests

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-2 year of software design/development experience.
  • 2-3 years of program/project management in agile or water fall SDLC
  • Solid written and communication skills.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in enterprise application development in commerce or identity
  • Working with multiple geographic location partners and developers
  • Technical writing skills
  • Video Game Industry Experience is a plus

Pay Rate-$up to 50.00/hr

 

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Digital Publishing Specialist Helpdesk- Contract- Redwood City, Ca

  • Analyzes existing game builds, installers and patches
  • Creates and tests new download packages.
  • Works with marketing product marketing managers, development teams, and developer relations account managers to complete investigations remove publishing roadblocks.
  • Tracks all project components to completion, raising issues and obstacles quickly to keep projects moving forward.
  • Communicate complex and multi-facetted problems.
  • Troubleshoots configuration problems at all levels from game installers to catalog configurations.

Skills

  • Diverse technical troubleshooting skills
    • Experience with PC computer lab support or helpdesk highly desired
    • Familiarity with Windows program installation, directory permissions
    • Understanding of Windows registry entries, process and services
    • Understanding of IP networking, firewalls, DNS, internet topology
    • Experience with scripting languages (Window shell, PERL) desired
    • Experience with common installation builders (MSI, InstallShield) desired
  • Independent and motivated work style
    • Proactive and detail-oriented
    • Effective multi-tasking skills, handling simultaneous projects with competing priorities
    • Clear focus under pressure
    • Effective verbal communication
    • Able to quickly learn new material from verbal communication and written documentation
    • Able to create new documentation communicating technical ideas in simple language
    • Provides concise and timely status updates
  • Strong communication and learning skills
  • Experience in PC gaming, digital downloads and other social media
    • Experience purchasing games from Steam, Origin, Direct2Drive or other digital retailers
  • Conversant with gaming terminology, online game play

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS or Computer Science – or equivalent hobbyist technical skills

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Site Merchandising Specialist-Contract- Redwood City, Ca

The Site Merchandising Specialist for the Global Merchandising team will work closely with the Global Promotions team and Regional Store Managers to deliver top notch merchandising and consumer experiences across store fronts.  The Site Merchandising Specialist will execute strategies to increase conversion, drive sales, improve site performance, reduce bounce rate, and transform visitors into repeat customers. This role will serve as a critical contributor to executing both regional and global merchandising initiatives. This role reports to the head of Global Merchandising and will be a key contributor to the broader Origin Business organization.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Site Merchandising – Flawless execution of product set-ups, price changes, promotions and module refreshes
  • Store Management – Validation of all site content including messaging, language accuracy, product categorizations, embedded commerce links and tagging
  • Process Definition – Streamlining processes across cross-functional teams to ensure seamless execution of merchandising tasks
  • Global alignment – Partnering with Regional Store Managers to ensure best practices are communicated and executed across locales
  • Partnership with global store operations team and product development teams to ensure requirements for tasks/initiatives are clearly submitted in time
  • Optimization of on-site journeys through the purchase funnel with a focus on maximizing conversion
  • Execution of global programs such as product cross-sells, up-sells and on-site search enhancements
  • Analysis of store KPIs across revenue, funnel and user metrics – Translation of data into insights
  • Ongoing competitive audits across gaming and eCommerce sites

Skills

  • 4-5 years of experience in site management, online sales/marketing or related
  • Russian language fluency a plus
  • Familiarity with eCommerce best practices and trends
  • Understanding of the gaming industry and electronic software download channels
  • Demonstrated ability of building mutually beneficial relationships with internal & external partners
  • Appreciation for effective web architecture and user experience strategies
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills (experience in Google Analytics and/Omniture or similar)

 

DESIRED PROFILE:

  • Driven: High-energy, assertive and decisive person that has strong interpersonal skills and can build rapport and trust quickly in order to form strong business partnerships within the organization as well as outside the company.
  • Collaborative: Able to partner smoothly with both local and off-site partners.
  • Goal oriented: Not afraid to push the envelope to accomplish defined goals.
  • Efficient: Highly resourceful person that evaluates everything & implements new ways of doing things faster, better, cheaper.
  • Enthusiastic: Brings high energy every day to motivate peers and partners around the world.
  • Flexible: Comfortable in an evolving start-up environment.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Data Analyst

Data Analyst to assist the team in providing data rigor across the strategic and product planning for the business. This is a critical role due to the complexities of the data structure and analysis. This position will partner closely with product marketing teams to drive actionable data-driven insights. To truly garner valuable insights, we are looking for a candidate that can extract data from large data sets using SQL scripts, ensuring data meets standards of rigor/integrity for analysis and dissemination, and analyzing the data using statistical methods. This is an exciting opportunity to be an instrumental figure within one of the fastest growing channels, they are a direct-to-consumer, online platform.

 

The ideal candidate will have strong interest in working with data and utilizing techniques to improve efficiency of data extraction and manipulation. We would hope this person has a keen interest in working within the gaming market and have a good understanding of eCommerce and/or software as a service practices.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Develop queries and reports to extract and analyze large amounts of structured and unstructured data
  • Plan, execute and present trends, new insights and recommendations to management and partners
  • Design, develop, and own standard dashboards/reports that provide an overarching view across business units, using data gathered from multiple sources
  • Conceptualize and develop quality report/data extraction processes based on business requirements
  • Identify opportunities for reporting process, dashboards and efficiency enhancements
  • Audit existing reports and build in ‘automation’ through SQL queries and Python minimizing manual intervention
  • Lead data governance / audit projects through rigorous validation and enforcement of web analytics standards

Skills

  • Strong SQL experience (Teradata, complex queries) with exposure to ad-hoc reporting and script writing.
  • A great role for people that like solving puzzles and have a strong logical thought process to assess data integrity and develop robust data solutions.
  • Knowledge of data modeling and data warehousing processes and concepts.
  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence tools especially Excel and Tableau is a huge plus.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the entertainment sector and a natural affinity with the videogames sector as a whole is a plus.

Education

  • BS in Math, Computer Science, Engineering or related technical fields

Pay Rate: 40/hr

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Producer

Position Description

• Manages and leads digital creative and production projects

• Ensures the timely execution and delivery of creative projects

• Communicates digital creative project progress across the organization

• Coordinates cross-functional teams (marketing, site merchandising, design, copywriting, content management, etc.) in order to ensure completion of digital creative projects

• Demonstrates up-to-date project management expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of project action plans

• Provides expert advice and guidance to others on creative and production best practices; supports and aligns efforts to meet creative objectives, as well as meet customer and business needs

• Enhances the productivity of the Creative team through process assessment, refinement and change management

• Reviews SOWs and processes them for projects that require agency development

• Works with third party suppliers to align timelines and deliverables for sponsored content creation

• Troubleshoots content management tools and escalates to Ektron support team as needed *  This may not be needed later but it will be until the content publisher role is determined

Minimum Qualifications

• Excellent soft skills (influencing and communication and leadership) and proven relationship-building skills

• Thrives, excels and remains calm in an extremely fast-paced and high-volume production environment • 4 years as a project manager, coordinator or in a related role.

• 3 years managing cross-functional teams.

• 2 years managing vendor contracts and relationships.

• 2 years CMS experience

• 1 year in digital creative or related field.

• 1 year in retail environment.

• Bachelor’s Degree Additional Preferred Qualifications

• Editorial or design or video or photo production experience

 

Pay Rate-$45/hr

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Program Manager-Contract- Redwood City, Ca

Duties:

  • Leading engineering efforts to deliver simultaneous software development programs and work with developer/tester/designers to shape the feature programs.
  • Representing the team; collaborating with partners, leading by influence.
  • Manage project plans and schedule commitments, ensure plans are integrated and aligned to overall organizational and business strategy.
  • Initiate, drive, and deliver effective programs in partnership with cross-functional teams to ensure all aspects of the programs are communicated, supported and delivered to the highest standards.
  • Coordinate and project management to create and execute detailed program plans, key documentation, processes, schedules for tasks, teams and UAT
  • Track program deliverables and communicate their status to global teams.
  • Work with technical development/production teams to resolve program issues
  • Monitor feedback/feature requests

Skills:

  • 1-2 year of software design/development experience.
  • 2-3 years of program/project management in agile or water fall SDLC
  • Solid written and communication skills.

 Desired Qualifications:

Experience in enterprise application development in commerce or identity

  • Working with multiple location partners and developers
  • Technical writing skills
  • Gaming Industry Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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