QA Analyst

Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 24, 2022 (11 d ago)

Filament Games seeks a detail-oriented individual to join our QA team. QA Analysts at Filament work closely with development teams to reduce the likelihood that users will encounter problems that prevent them from engaging with our products.

A Quality Assurance Analyst is primarily responsible for coordinating testing efforts for projects. Completing regular assessments of games and supporting software, refining test cases and conducting tests, documenting issues, and maintaining records will be among typical duties.

Responsibilities

  • Write test cases that cover product functionality, usability, consistency, performance, and compatibility
  • Execute test cases and test cycles
  • Maintain test suites
  • Discover and report defects
  • Verify that defects are resolved
  • Verify that stories have been implemented to specification
  • Advocate for the end user
  • Lead QA efforts on multiple projects, including assigning work and attending project meetings
  • Prepare evaluations of software and recommend improvements or upgrades
  • Communicate with project stakeholders about testing progress and results
  • Maintain a clear understanding of the form and function of Filament products
  • Promote process improvement

Required Skills & Experience

  • High School diploma and some college or equivalent work experience.
  • 1+ years experience in formal Quality Assurance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Understanding of the role of QA in software development, and the QA process
  • Knowledgeable about the form and function of bug tracking, test case tracking, and incident management processes
  • Experience analyzing projects and determining testing requirements
  • Understanding of what makes games compelling, interesting, and engaging
  • Clear understanding of the use, function, and configuration of internet browsers, tablets and smartphones
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

Personal Characteristics

  • Natural curiosity
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent troubleshooter
  • Thorough
  • Self-motivated
  • Patient
  • Adept at managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Efficient within time constraints
  • Diplomatic and objective when communicating results, feedback, or criticism
  • Collaborative

Bonus Points

  • Past game studio experience
  • Familiar with automated test tools, processes, or test strategies
  • Experience using Jira and Testrail
  • Understanding of the game development lifecycle
  • Professional certification in a relevant field
  • Passion for learning and learning games

About Filament Games

Our team is a creative, interdisciplinary group of people who are making a difference. Through innovative educational games we're working to modernize education and revolutionize learning!

We believe that the best work – and the best life – comes from a healthy balance between work and play, discipline, and fun. Our office culture reflects this.

Our office is located in downtown Madison, a lively city with a world-class university, burgeoning tech industry and beautiful state capitol. Downtown Madison is a vibrant, active urban center with fun weekly events like Concert on the Square and the Farmer's Market, and offers access to a variety of eclectic restaurants, music venues, and the best of Madison's nightlife.

Filament offers a competitive benefits package, including health/dental/vision care, short & long term disability, a Flexible Spending Account, 401k retirement plan, subsidized bus fare, discounted gym membership, profit sharing, and unlimited paid time off.

Guard against scams: During the selection process, applicants will only receive official notices via email from a sender from the @filamentgames.com domain. This includes scheduling interviews and coordinating reference checks, assessments, and job offers. If the person who is contacting you is not listed on the staff page on our website please do not correspond with them. Unfortunately Filament will not be able to assist you if you fall victim to a job offer scam. Please report any losses to law enforcement.

We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for positions on the basis of qualifications and ability to perform the job for which they are applying without regard to race, religion, creed, sex, age, residency, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical appearance. Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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