QA Project Manager

Electronic Arts
Chatsworth California 94065 United States
9 days ago

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Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. We shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and recently shipped a free-to-play battle royale game in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends. We are currently hiring for our StarWars™, Apex Legends, and Super Secret VR game development teams. The opportunity to create
groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

Role Overview: Quality Assurance - Project Manager (Apex Legends)


The QA Project Manager and team are accountable for defining and delivering the QA project planning, requirements and deliverables. You will collaborate with partner program managers to establish schedules, define budgets and ensure the creation of test coverage and project metrics. A QA PM will play a critical role in defining and implementing critical knowledge transfer and the overall communication process with internal and external game teams. They will work embedded within the Development organization, drive continuous improvement of the QA practice across EA and actively knowledge share across the organization, have a strong quality mindset from a
consumer perspective, and be a strong advocate and influencer in game design and implementation decisions.

Role Description:


QA Project Managers must possess both a solid project management background and strong people management skills. Most of your time will be focused on ensuring that project deliverables are being completed on time and within budget through active participation in the test duties and processes while maintaining EA’s high standard of quality. Additionally, you will focus on continually improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the QA effort by assessing current quality assurance practices and incorporating new QA strategies. You will work on department level initiatives as well as operational efficiency initiatives. Reporting to the group Senior QA Manager we’re looking for a highly motivated and passionate QA Project Manager to join our team to help coordinate and test on Apex Legends.


Responsibilities:


Core responsibilities expected, but not limited to are as follows:


Process and workflow management, identifying, innovating and improving processes to maintain high quality standards through various development and live project cycles

Resource management, financial capacity planning, resource validation and skill-gap assessment


Project and quality management through test scope / scheduling, evaluating ROI and cost vs benefit analysis

Working with internal / external partners and groups whilst maintaining the quality benchmark and project KPIs

Solutions oriented problem solver with an ability to understand, define, propose and implement tangible solutions

Lead change with the ability to re-prioritize business critical tasks and articulate with clarity to keep the team focused and engaged


Strong personable people management skills with the ability to lead others, develops talent, mentors and cultivates others within their project team

Responsible for defining, monitoring and driving product quality KPIs throughout project duration to give a constant heartbeat on product quality


Ensure testing processes and practices are adhered to at all times, influencing partners where needed to protect and uphold product quality

Collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders across a range of technology disciplines and geographic locations

Drive quality upstream and advocating best practices to achieve this

Produce and present reports to stakeholders utilizing data that represent product quality KPIs

Active participation in the test duties and processes

Experience:

Candidates will be expected to speak to the following levels of practical experience
QA Project Managers are expected to have at a minimum:


5-10 years of experience in a software development environment

5 years Project Management or Project Lead experience

3-5 years of leadership experience

Risk management and solutions oriented problem solving techniques

Experienced with financial management, budget tracking, QA cost estimates and constraints

Strong personal communicator comfortable communicating across technical and non-technical disciplines with the ability to influence where needed

Strong understanding analytics and KPIs as a way of tracking product quality

Motivated self-starter; capable of operating with some autonomy under minimal supervision, comfortable conversing within engineering disciplines with and eye to promote best in class quality principles

Test case test management software experience i.e. TestRail

Experience of shipping mobile titles built in UE4 and/or Unreal a plus

Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, tools, processes and execution planning

Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment

Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Jira

Hands on experience shipping mobile titles is a plus

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