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Quality Assurance Project Manager - BioWare

Electronic Arts
Austin Texas 78729 United States
4 months ago

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QA Project Manager (BioWare)

At BioWare, our mission is to create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story. Our teams inspire creativity using cutting-edge tech and tools such as the Frostbite engine and collaborate with thousands of outstanding developers across EA’s network of studios. We are passionate about games and their potential as a creative medium to reach and inspire people through emotion, artistry, and engaging storytelling. If you share this passion, this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming.

Role Overview

The QA Project Manager (QA PM) and team are accountable for defining and delivering the QA project planning, requirements and deliverables for essential BioWare franchises. 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 help define and implement essential knowledge transfer and the process with our game teams. They will work embedded within the Development organization, drive continuous improvement of the QA practice across EA and share knowledge across the organization, have a Quality mindset from a consumer perspective, and be a advocate for in game design and implementation decisions.

Role Description:

QA Project Managers have both a solid project management background and people management skills. Most of your time will be focused on ensuring that project deliverables are completed on time and within budget while maintaining BioWare’s high standard of quality. Additionally, you will focus on 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 programs and operational efficiency programs.

You will also spend time managing staff of project leaders and senior contributors and mentoring/supporting junior level leadership within the department. Monitoring performance and delivering measurable feedback to direct reports is an essential function of this role. Embrace the challenge of mentoring and supporting a team of direct reports and contributing to the development of their careers. Establishing working relationships within the QA department, the QA project team and the outside partners are important to your success.

Responsibilities include:

What skills does EA look for?

A QAPM will have at a minimum: 3 years of experience in a software development environment, 2 years Project Management or Project Lead experience, and 1+ years of leadership experience

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