Senior Quality Analyst

Electronic Arts
Los Angeles California United States
13 days ago

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We Are DICE LA

EA entertains 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.

The Challenge Ahead

QA analysts at DICE LA are deeply embedded in development and are responsible for testing, documenting and analyzing the game during production. The analyst role is a versatile role with many areas of focus and responsibilities. An analyst acts as a catalyst ensuring that QA understands the design and that it´s features are tested in the correct way as well as ensuring that the quality of the game lives up to our players expectations.

The Next Great DICE LA QA Art Analyst Needs

Art Analysts must have a solid understanding of the tools and workflows used to build and implement art. They will work closely with Artists and Technical Artists to verify art assets both via editors and within game. They will drive Defect Containment processes and help ensure that QA and Art are aligned in delivering.

Good language skills (written and verbal) are necessary in order to document features and communicate them to colleagues. IT competence, including use of spreadsheets and database packages, is also required. Above all, Analysts must be avid games players. They must be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the industry, including the different platforms, game styles, and genres. It’s important to
know the market so they can evaluate our games against the competition.

Required
 Ambitious, determined, hard-working
 Strong observational skills, analytical and detail-oriented
 Strong inter-personal communication skills
 Strong written communication skills.
 Strong organizational skills

 Strong understanding of development pipelines.
 Capability to be flexible and team-oriented with the aptitude to balance multiple tasks
 Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
 High level of pro-activeness and sense of urgency
 Familiarity with Development Tools such as Perforce and Visual Studio.
 Understanding of commonly used Art packages and Level Editors
 Ability to immediately recognize critical issues or testing deficiencies and raise concerns to
leadership.
Desired
 Knowledge of testing/planning tools
 Knowledge of software development methodology and stages (milestones/sprints, Alpha, Beta)
 Working knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, and other Art tools.
 Good knowledge of gaming consoles and software: strong interest in video games and/or
software testing
 Relevant Degree or equivalent

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