Job Description: Senior QA Analyst
Department: Quality Assurance
~ The Studio
Compulsion Games is a first-party game studio and a subsidiary of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios, located in Montreal, Canada.
Founded by industry veterans, we have a human-first culture where we trust and respect each other, with shared love and passion for our craft. Our games have won praise for their art, music, world-building, and engaging narratives. We are devoted to building experiences that feel unique and handcrafted and our programming team is here to make sure our content creators and designers are as creative as they can be.
We aim to create characters with compelling, human flaws and narratives that explore heavy themes with care and empathy. Our storytelling typically has a healthy dose of darkness and comedy thrown in for good measure.
~ Our Culture
Compulsion Games is a quality-led studio with a humble team that enjoys experimenting with an artistic approach to making games. We like to hire people who are drawn to our core values of trust, autonomy, harmony, and craftsmanship and share our vision of a studio built around them. As a team, we do not want to grow too big in order to stay true to these values as they don’t scale well.
Our team is passionately committed to both diversity and accessibility, core values throughout the Xbox Game Studios group. Therefore, a core part of our hiring process is ensuring new hires are well-aligned in order to build a harmonious team and company. We care deeply about our team and their well-being, so you’d be joining a close-knit group of creative people.
~ The Role
We're looking for a talented Senior QA Analyst to join our gaming studio. As a Senior QA Analyst, you'll play a critical role in ensuring the quality of our games, working directly with development teams to create polished and engaging content.
- Lead the planning and execution of comprehensive test strategies and test cases for complex game features.
- Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to identify risks, prioritize testing efforts, and ensure high-quality game releases.
- Provide expert guidance and mentorship to junior members of the QA team.
- Drive the improvement of QA processes, methodologies, and best practices.
- Perform in-depth analysis of software issues, including root cause investigation and proposing effective solutions.
- Champion quality initiatives and advocate for the importance of QA within the development lifecycle.
- Contribute to test automation efforts and drive continuous improvement in testing efficiency.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Game Design, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
- 5+ years of experience in game or software quality assurance, with demonstrated progression in responsibilities.
- Extensive knowledge of software testing methodologies, tools, and best practices.
- Strong leadership and mentoring skills.
- Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
- Experience with test automation frameworks and scripting languages.
- Deep passion for video games and a strong understanding of industry trends.
This is a full-time position, with full salary and studio benefits based in our new Downtown location, by Atwater Metro station. Since Covid-19, we have permanently shifted the studio to a hybrid, or full-time remote working setup for employees, provided you are already based in or willing to relocate to Canada.