Senior QA Manager - Sweden

Games Jobs - QA / Localisation - Sweden

Job Title Senior QA Manager - Sweden
Job Category QA Tester,Localisation,Lead QA Tester,QA Manager,Compliance,QA Director
Job Description We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

Position overview
Reporting to the QA Director, the Senior QA Manager will be the Product Owner of the franchise from a QA perspective. You will work alongside the award winning team to build and evolve a strong Quality Assurance program covering upcoming titles whilst also supporting the Live releases of existing titles.
The role covers coordinating Quality Engineering, Development QA and Offsite QA Support whilst pushing Defect Prevention/Containment, Automated Testing and Tech Driven solutions and whitebox testing.
You will ensure the QA plans are supported by the correct structure and skills and an effective organization and ownership split that ensures everyone is fully utilized and the structure is focused on upstream bug prevention through tools/automation and development alignment rather than black box testing.
You need to be able to build long term plans covering a title from Concept through to Launch as well as building agile Post Launch support plans focused on speed of delivery to our players. 
It will be critical to have the skills to be able to track multiple deliverables, both locally and remotely, and be able to rapidly change plans and process as needed to react to changing priorities.

Experience shipping both Boxed AAA titles and also working on Live Services is ideal as is a proactive approach, preempting and solving challenges before they have an impact on plans.Finally, the candidate should have a passion for FPS shooters to work on the best and most ambitious title on the market!!!

Responsibilities
  • Build a strong, long term QA Plan for the franchise integrating Onsite QA Analysts focused on Defect Prevention and Containment, Quality Engineering delivering automation and tools and Offsite QA providing Blackbox test coverage as well as Beta testing in the Live environment.
  • Drive QA Evolution initiatives across the QA and Dev Team.
  • Establish methods for Grey/White box testing on appropriate features/tools.
  • Plan and execute pre-integration content testing strategies.
  • Drive the use of Automation and Tools within QA.
  • Document and present the QA Strategy at an Executive level.
  • Work to build capacity and budgetary requirements for QA covering staffing costs across all locations.
  • Recognise, communicate and mitigate risks to project delivery.
  • Own QA strategic planning for Franchise and ensure plans will deliver multiple projects on time, quality and budget.
  • Proactively make process improvements project wide, identify patterns and new solutions.
  • Track both existing KPIs and define new, relevant KPIs to measure the project and the impact of process improvements.
  • Balance the need for thorough testing with speed of delivery for Live Service support.


Skills
  • Must be proactive, flexible, and able to adapt QA process to the critical needs of the development team.
  • Able to mentor and evolve direct reports.
  • Good Team building skills, the QA Team should work as a coherent unit across all locations.
  • Strong Customer focus both in terms of development partners and also end users.
  • Driven to develop new methodologies to track quality that put the player first.
  • Proactive and always looking for opportunities to work in new ways and improve and evolve process.
  • Able to rapidly adapt plans and process to the needs of the development team and delivery of the project.
  • Solid time management both personally and when building plans for the wider team.
  • Able to effectively organise others (both QA and Dev) to execute plans and collate results.
  • Excellent conflict management, able to remain fair when dealing with sensitive situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Able to assess the right reporting style for different tasks and audiences.
  • Solid technical appreciation, understanding of technical design or technical information.
  • Able to be hands on to fully understand the challenges and effectively and knowledgeably communicate status with multiple stakeholders.
  • Results are based on quality and not simply on task completion.


Experience and Qualifications
  • Degree level education.
  • QA experience of at least 5 years.
  • 5 years of managerial experience with at least 2 years managing managers
  • Triple A Game Experience as QA Manager with multiple titles
  • Proven experience in multi-disciplined projects and QA management.
  • Proven ability to manage and lead a test team.
  • Experience of working with teams over multiple sites/countries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development and QA processes.
  • A passion for video games!


Please contact Bonnie Pavlo on 0208 944 7777 or bonnie@interactiveselection.com if you are interested in this position. Please forward your CV in a Word format.View Many More Interactive Selection Jobs 
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Salary Competitive with Benefits
Location Sweden, Sweden
Job Category QA / Localisation
Date posted 21/09/2017
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