QV Project Manager

Electronic Arts
Bucharest 061344 Romania
5 days ago

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QA Project Manager

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And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, 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:

The Quality Assurance Project Manager (QAPM) is responsible for the delivery of specialized testing services for a single project or across a series of projects (software applications), within a team distributed across multiple locations. The role primarily revolves around managing a series of software testing processes to achieve the highest levels of quality on the product.

Responsibilities include planning and managing task objectives and assignments, assessing risk, managing project scope, and supporting the professional and career advancement of their direct reports.

A QA Project Manager aligns with QA, Development, and Production leadership, as well as representatives of other centralized services; collaborating laterally to promote best practices, innovation and a customer first mentality to ensure company business goals are met in the most efficient ways possible.

Responsibilities:

Project Management/Process responsibilities

Communicates within project and to external groups: adapts content and detail to match audience, regularly collaborates outside of project team to solve problems and share best practices, communicates to and on behalf of the QA project team.

Works within a group of QA professionals distributed across multiple studio locations including Bucharest, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Montreal, and Austin.

Adopts existing methodologies, defines and rolls out new ones as required by project needs

Proactively identifies and implements process improvements: evolves, optimizes, and defines project-wide processes under their area of influence

Manages the planning, execution and reporting processes of QA testing activities across their project(s)

Anticipates problems and future needs and takes necessary steps to address issues. Performs analysis, risk management and documents justification for initiatives

Develops standards, KPIs, procedures, training manuals and other documentation for project or internal use

Manages relationship with project stakeholders

Manages project resources - ensures planned capacity will deliver project on time, quality, and budget;

Designs test strategies using a variety of techniques, tools, and technologies: selects the appropriate methods based on defined objectives including cost, efficiency, effectiveness, and balancing available resources, uses information and business systems to support planning and tracking of activities.

Deploys flexible project plans and builds dynamic teams allowing them to easily pivot around the iterative nature of the creative process of game making.

Team Management responsibilities:

Gets directly involved in recruiting the subordinates, welcomes the employees on their first working day and makes sure that they attend the Induction process

Schedules the activities of the team, including the vacation planning and other free days, etc.

Coordinates the work volume and assigns activity to each member of the team, so that they complete their work tasks in time and in an efficient way

Evaluates and monitors the performance objectives of their team members periodically

Manages the professional development process of the subordinates, together with the Human Resources Department, identifies the actual talent, but also the development possibilities of each member of their team;

Bears responsibility of the team development, offers feedback and coaching;

Requirements:

2+ years Project Management experience (PMP certification is nice to have)

1+ years People Management experience

Good understanding of Software Development Life-Cycle or testing processes (ISTQB is nice to have)

Excellent English skills

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