NBC Universal Quality Assurance Manager in Glendale, California

Job Number 35028BR

Job Title Quality Assurance Manager

Business Segment Filmed Entertainment Group

Sub-Business Film Brand Development

Posting Category Digital Media

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Glendale

Responsibilities

NBCUniversal Games and Digital Platforms group is looking for a seasoned QA Manager who brings energy and passion to the team. The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and an open mind with the ability to lead and look at things from different perspectives. Must be a gamer with basic understanding of Project Management and Product Release. The QA Manager will report to Sr. Director of Operations.

Job Duties (As a Project/Product Release Manager):

  • Ensure that Products (Games) are ready and compliant with the release environments to be launched (App Store, Google Store, Steam, etc.)

  • Work with internal and external teams to plan, measure, track, report and analyze project-tracking data (Milestones, Sprints, etc.)

  • Identify assumptions and risks within a full development cycle (validate assumptions vs. actuals) and suggest mitigation plans Job Duties (As QA/UAT):

  • Develop and evolve formal QA processes to ensure quality goals are met

  • Establish metrics and best practices

  • Validate bugs created by Partners and/or other third party testers

  • Play Games, identify and record bugs (in addition to third party tickets)

  • Set up dashboards and automate bug reporting

  • Communicate with Partners and influence the prioritization process (triaging)

  • Able to dive-in, identify challenges and provide potential solutions (“Tiger Team” QA of products)

  • When needed, manage external QA teams and act as liaison between testers, developers and production groups

  • Be Able to lead and mentor QA team members

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years as a tester (2 years of which as a lead) within the gaming industry

  • Excellent knowledge in interacting with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.)

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Strong passion for games

  • Appreciation for high quality products and great user experiences

  • Ability to address challenges at the executive level

Desired Characteristics

  • Collaborative nature

  • Creative approach to problem-solving

  • Ability to promote simplicity without losing focus on user experience and goals

  • Strong focus on continuous learning and evolving

  • Open minded

  • Energetic and motivated

  • Detailed and solution oriented

  • Driven and proactive

  • Eager to identify and resolve challenges and issues

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