Development QA Manager - Canada - Permanent - Games

Games Jobs - QA / Localisation - Canada

Job Title Development QA Manager - Canada - Permanent - Games
Skills Required QA / Localisation
Job Description Job Title – Development QA Manager

Job Location - Canada

Job Type - Permanent

Job Salary - Negotiable

My client is an action/adventure powerhouse. One of the world's largest and best-funded independent game developers, they aim to attract the top industry talent by combining experienced management with a record of innovative, award-winning releases for original and licensed content.

They are continually growing and adding new games into production. They currently require a Development QA Manager. The key activities are Issue Management, Planning, Organizing, Directing, Monitoring and Coaching. Developing strong communication with project managers, project lead and external QA counterparts is required.

As a Development QA Manager you will be representing the core values of the QA team, driving excellence in Quality Assurance People and Practices and be responsible for Product Quality and QA Team Development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluation and improvement of QA/Dev team relationship
  • Drive processes that continue to increase effectiveness and communication between QA and other departments
  • Risk Management for Game Team and for QA
  • QA owner of franchise vision, QA skill evaluation and assist with career development within team
  • Responsible for coordinating with studio leads on budget approvals
  • Owner of product quality sign-off
  • Define what project milestones and associated QA deliverables are for the product
  • Reviews and approves QA deliverables related to milestones and key dates
  • Unification and standardization of training processes and materials for staff at Montreal and future hires
  • Advocates and proposes process improvements
  • Defines high level game quality related initiatives and coordinates with project Lead to ensure implementation of it
  • Makes adjustments and escalates potential resourcing conflicts or shortages
  • Drives mentorship and career development with RFT staff
  • Primary QA point of contact for external studio communication with QA


Required Experience

  • A very strong background in a Leadership Role within game development
  • A strong background as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Minimum of 2 shipped AAA title on consoles in Quality Assurance or related discipline


Required Skills

  • Strong Time and Task Management (Complex, Fuzzy)
  • Strong Problem Identification and Solving Ability
  • Strong Communicator(oral and written)
  • Strong Understanding of Software Quality Assurance Practices
  • Good Understanding of the Software Development Process
  • Focused on continuous improvement
  • Strong People Management Skills
  • Strong Project Management Skills




Additional Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Prior experience creating operational plans, managing budgets
  • Ability to influence internally and externally
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the software development process, QA best practices/methodologies
  • Skilled at process design, implementation and integration
  • Good understanding and experience working in an agile game development environment




Advantageous Skills and Experience

  • Technical Diploma/Certificate or University Degree in a related field
  • Avid gamer who regularly engages and in both single player and multiplayer gameplay


Paige Hornabrook | QA, Localisation & Community Management Consultant
OPM Response Ltd | Ground Floor, Anderson House, 228 Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1HD | Direct Line: +44 (0) 1206 214417 | Email: <a href=mailto:paige@opmjobs.com>paige@opmjobs.com</a> | Skype: Paige.Hornabrook.opm | LinkedIn: Click Here| Twitter: <a href=https://twitter.com/PaigeHornabrook>Click Here</a>| QA & Localisation LinkedIn Group <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Games-Industry-QA-Localisation-121756/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro>Click Here</a>

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Salary DOE
Location Canada
Job Category QA / Localisation
Date posted 02/07/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 3463.
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