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Compatibility Game QA-Contract- Irvine, Ca

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the hardware/operating system testing footprint across multiple departments
  • Independently identify and troubleshoot hardware and software defects
  • Perform hardware and software interoperability checks across multiple platforms/products and report results
  • Execute and analyze manual and automated performance tests for new features and systems
  • Formulate strong relationships based on skills, knowledge, and trust, with Quality Assurance and Development teams
  • Develop and execute test cases covering system interactions and edge case scenarios
  • Execute network simulation tests on console, mobile, and desktop platforms
  • Prepare professional, well-documented evaluations of hardware and software
  • Audit existing tools, scripts, test cases, and documentation to maintain and improve processes

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 4 years combined professional desktop support and software testing experience
  • Exceptional communications skills (oral, written, and listening)
  • Flexible and team-oriented, with good interpersonal and follow-up skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Proficient in installing and maintaining all supported Windows and OS X operating systems
  • Experience with Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and console testing
  • Working understanding of PC/Mac development and debugging tools
  • Knowledge of computer architecture, memory, systems, and power management
  • Proficient knowledge of networking technologies (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP) and Microsoft Active Directory
  • Proven organizational and independent time management skills and able to work long hours including weekend

PLUSES

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or an engineering discipline
  • Advanced IT or software testing certifications (ISTQB CTFL, CompTIA A+/Network+, VCA-WM, ACMT)
  • Scripting or software tool creation experience (Python, Lua, Java, Bash, Visual Basic, C#)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (VMware, Parallels, VirtualBox, iOS/Android emulators)

Specs:

  • Pay $15-$24/hr
  • Contract duration is 6 months with opportunity to convert based upon performance
  • Looking for QA testers who can test their games across different software and have the ability to understand different peripherals.
  • MAC experience is a huge plus
  • Hardware background is a plus

Please email resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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Sr. Game QA- Irvine, Ca-Contract-Paying 28-35/hr. DOE

We are looking for an analytical advocate of quality. As a Test Analyst, you will contribute to the testing efforts by generating test documentation, providing early feedback to shape the product, and executing test cases. Your critical thinking skills, and passion for improving our processes will give gamers the best experiences on the arena.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with test stakeholders to collaboratively identify and meet test objectives
  • Draft test plans with a strategic selection of test methods and approach
  • Analyze and prioritize the value of manual testing for automation
  • Develop test suites, cases, estimations, and report on durations
  • Execute test, document test results, and measure impact
  • Report on the user experience and test results, escalating when necessary
  • Understand design tenets and be an oracle of knowledge for a component, system, or feature
  • Ensure test tool data is high quality, fully traceable, and updated daily
  • Document and maintain all necessary testware
  • Participate in test closure activities; e.g. testware evaluation, knowledge transfer, and retrospectives
  • Coach and mentor other Test Analysts
  • Champion the customer experience at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Software testing experience: 5 years
  • Certified ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst or equivalent
  • Experience with build systems, continuous integration and test value for such an environment.
  • Experience with game engines, content and asset editors, and shared technologies
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data/workflows, recognize critical issues, and raise concerns
  • Understands various software development life cycle best practices
  • Domain knowledge expertise
  • Passion for video games and software quality

Pluses

  • Gray box and white box testing experience
  • Familiar with: XML/HTML, JavaScript, Python, Java, C/C++/C#, SQL
  • Experience with application lifecycle and test case management software development planning tools

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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