Senior Quality Assurance Analyst

Manticore Games is the developer of Core, a platform and community that is redefining how virtual worlds and games are created, published, and played. Core’s mission is to empower and discover a whole new generation of creators.

We are looking for a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst for Manticore Games to be responsible for creating and implementing a strategy for quality coordination and testing, as well as suggesting solutions to identified quality problems. The ideal candidate would also need to be able to interface with our Outsource QA team to coordinate testing and knowledge transfer of systems to the team. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with QA Lead to strategize QA pipeline, testing, and scheduling
  • Create, maintain, and execute system test suites to provide end-to-end testing coverage
  • Identify, isolate, report, track, and retest defects using the software tracking tool Jira
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the systems assigned to them and communicate progress, status and risk assessment
  • Coordinate with our Outsource QA team to educate and answer questions with regard to systems under test 
  • Collaborate with team to create and execute new feature test plans in the test management software tool TestRail
  • Support development progress to ensure timely verification of new features or tuning changes
  • Participate in Front-End, Back-End, Exploratory, and Sandbox testing 
  • Perform regression, functional, exploratory, and stress testing on both the Platform and Web 
  • Directly support the development team on defect/issue root cause analysis
  • Participate in scrum team meetings to provide feedback and help build a better product
  • Execute daily build sanity checks and key feature/function testing
  • Execute testing tasks through the use of in-house and 3rd party test tools

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in Quality Assurance and development of Gaming or Software 
  • Familiarity with Software Development Lifecycle and Agile methodologies
  • Understanding of Software Testing Processes and Best Practices
  • Able to communicate effectively with QA, Design, Art, Product, and Engineering personnel
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage priorities and work flows in a fast paced environment 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Passion for Games and Platform Services

Pluses

  • Experience on a team using Unreal Engine
  • ISTQB Certification
  • Experience working on or with game mods and UGC services
  • Experience working on Platforms
  • Previous experience working on action-fantasy and PvP games
  • Works well under pressure to meet targets and deadlines
  • Experience with bug tracking tools (Jira) / Google Docs / TestRail
  • Experience with Grey box and White box testing
  • Experience with Test Automation
  • Experience with Software Development Tools
  • Technical experience/schooling in i.e. Computer Science, Lua Scripting, Computer Hardware, Audio, Technical Art and/or Game Design

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.