Cold Iron Studios is looking for a Senior QA Lead to join our world class team working on a new console shooter based in the Aliens universe! Are you an analytic thinker and problem solver that has a sharp eye for detail and excellent communication skills? Do you have the leadership chops to mentor game testers to achieve quality at each stage of a development cycle?

Awesome! Come join our creative, collaborative studio and help expand the Alien universe with a tight, integrated team of game developers.

Your Day to Day

You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Work closely with project leadership defining areas of test and formulating test strategies
  • Gather and analyze test data and provide reports for the project team; track bugs and issues through Jira
  • Prepare test systems to support development and playtesting in studio
  • Develop and maintain test plans and assignments for every deliverable build across the project
  • Create release roadmaps and sign-off on final submission reports for launches and major releases
  • Assign work to other team members as needed and define work flows for release periods. Identify potential risks to release and work with leadership to resolve
  • Mentor junior staff that you will assist in the hiring process
  • Collaborate with cross-functional QA, Engineering, Product and Central QA, including outsourced Testers
  • Create release roadmaps and sign-off on final submission reports for launches and major releases
Your Career Progression
  • Do the best work of your career! No, really, that’s what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.
  • The Quality Assurance organization is being built on a culture of teamwork, customer advocacy, and problem solving. As a Senior QA Lead, the work you do will live at the very heart of this philosophy. We are looking for a person that enjoys working in a group setting, loves guiding test teams, and has experience in collaborative software environments that reinforce the values of communications, empathy, and knowledge sharing.
Requirements:
  • 5+ years of software or games experience with 2+ years of Lead experience testing games on XBOX, Playstation and PC platforms
  • Strong understanding of game/software development cycles
  • Strong problem solving, communication, and prioritization skills
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and bug tracking tools like Jira
Would love to see:
  • Experience in test automation and tools
  • Experience with CI/CD process and technologies (e.g. Jenkins or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of versioning systems like GitHub, Perforce, etc
  • Passion for games and the gaming industry
  • College degree preferred
Education
  • No requirement.
Benefits:

Aside from the intrinsic value of exciting a huge audience with your creative work, you can expect:

Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability

Perks

  • Employee Referral Program
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Fitness Club Discounts
  • Training and Development
  • Commuter Incentives and Hybrid Vehicle Purchase/Lease Program
  • Merchandise Discounts
About our Location

Cold Iron Studios, a division of FoxNext Games, is on a mission to create games they want to play with people they love to work with. The studio was founded by three industry veterans in 2015, and has since expanded to 25+ awesome developers who are all experts in their discipline. The Cold Iron team is a diverse group of passionate gamers with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles. Currently, the team is working on a new PC and console shooter based on the Alien franchise. The team is especially excited to be entrusted with the Alien universe and to provide Alien and gaming fans with an experience they will love.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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