Gaming Test Lead


Reference Number: 27262
Posted: November 11, 2021
Job Type: Contract
Industry: IT




Gaming Test Lead- Experis Game Solutions


Duties and Responsibilities

The Test Lead is responsible for directing the day to day tasks and responsibilities of assigned Test Associates and Software Test Engineer direct reports (1-40). Works under the supervision of Senior Test Lead or Test Manager

Core responsibilities:

  • Author comprehensive test plans with guidance of senior leads
  • Execute staffing plans as defined by senior leadership
  • Develop and execute staffing schedule (Work hours and Overtime schedule) to meet project demands
  • Contribute to budget planning with guidance of senior leads
  • Development of project milestone and test schedule roadmap with guidance of more experienced leads and MS Lead
  • Execute on defined test schedule road map
  • Identify Risks to budget planning, project schedule, test deliverables, staffing, and hardware/floor space planning with guidance of senior leads
  • Develop mitigation strategies to identified risks with guidance of more experienced leads
  • Facilitate STE-driven initiatives as Lead Sponsor

Test Methodology:

  • Knowledgeable of advanced testing techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledgeable of testing best practices
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, black box software testing principles
  • Knowledgeable of game development cycle using waterfall or Agile development models
  • Knowledgeable of game development cycle for a minimum of one product type

Reporting:

  • Knowledgeable of advanced test metrics and reports
  • Familiar with data analysis and capable of identify bug trends and gaps in test coverage
  • Proactive in identifying areas requiring additional testing through product specification reviews
  • Responsible for the delivery of daily project status reports to the client as applicable
  • Responsible for authoring and delivering weekly project status reports to the client
  • Consistent in adhering to, defining, and improving upon best practices in reporting and visual representation of data
  • Responsible for delivery of project post mortem at the end of a test cycle
  • Responsible for the delivery of milestone acceptance report
  • Responsible for the delivery of build verification reports as applicable
  • Responsible for the delivery of test coverage reporting

Problem Diagnosis:

  • Perform advanced problem diagnosis
  • Can solve advanced problems independently
  • Assist TAs and STEs with advanced configuration issues

Test Tools and Technology

  • Partner with senior leads and SDETs to develop technology plan
  • Perform research and analysis as appropriate for assigned projects on new technology/tools/operating environments that offer improvements in test efficiency
  • Perform analysis of automated test results
  • Expert knowledge of performance monitoring tools and software
  • Capable of learning new platform / architecture technology as appropriate for assigned project
  • Maintain ownership of bug reporting database and proactive in monitoring quality of bug entry, bugs assigned for regression or additional information, and integrity of resolutions
  • Maintain ownership of test case management solutions and proactive in monitoring the quality of test cases to ensure complete coverage and comprehensive coverage reporting

Certification Testing:

  • Knowledgeable of certification processes and proven ability to interpret and apply requirements across various styles of gameplay
  • Knowledgeable of tools/software required for certification testing
  • Partner with Development and Production to request waivers to certification bugs
  • Analyze and communicate the severity of certification bugs and provide recommended solutions

Required skills/qualifications and experience:

  • Strong to advanced knowledge of personal computers and operating systems required
  • Can perform basic computer configuration and/or application compatibility and setup when applicable
  • Demonstrated ability to define and use common terms and concepts for at least one operating system and environment required
  • Experienced with multiple bug reporting software solutions
  • Experienced with test case management software
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Familiarity of Windows interface guidelines may be required.
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally in written communication both internal and external to Experis

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required (Associate or Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study (i.e. CS, EE, CE, etc.) highly desired)

Work experience:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience leading test teams

OR

  • Completed minimum of 10 full size/scope shipped game titles as a Test Lead or Manager

OR

  • Equivalent and relevant on the job work experience/training



Experis® is the global leader in IT professional resourcing, permanent recruitment and managed services. As the need for IT skills accelerates, Experis helps organizations transform their digital infrastructure, enterprise applications, cloud and cyber security. We deliver the powerful combination of in-demand technical skills together with the soft skills that are critical for business success. Experis is part of the ManpowerGroup family of brands, which also includes Manpower, Talent Solutions, and Jefferson Wells. To learn more, visit www.experis.com

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