Director of QA

Marina Del Rey, CA / REMOTE

People make games great. And at Survios, we know we can’t grow from an acclaimed VR studio to the world’s premier game developer and publisher without them. That’s why our most valuable investments aren’t in the next-generation technology we use to make our games or the swanky new HQ we’re building in Marina Del Rey, but in creating a hybrid workplace that seeks out talent across the globe, nurtures its people, and encourages fun. A workplace where every team member knows they’re respected and cared for. If you want to join a passionate team of developers driving toward the future of immersive gaming, we’d love to hear from you! Survios currently has an opening for a talented Director of QA to join our talented Studio Leadership team. 

As Director of QA, you ensure outstanding user experiences across the breadth of the game's systems, content, and creation tools. You work closely with other developers to identify and escalate product and process risk while creating mitigation strategies. Direct the creation and execution of test plans and automated testing. Build and manage a team that works closely across all disciplines to ensure QA best practices and ideal coverage throughout development.

Reporting to the Studio Head, this role collaborates with disciplines across the entire project through all stages of development.

Responsibilities:

  • Build, curate, and mentor an industry-leading internal QA team. Help to identify and develop bench strength. Drive team goals, hiring decisions, and culture.
  • Work on cross-functional teams to guide and support the development of new systems and content.
  • Create, document, and support adopting an efficient QA workflow for all developers.
  • Provide feedback and guidance across projects. Identify areas of risk within projects.
  • Synthesize and maintain project test plans.
  • Identify opportunities for test automation.
  • Drive product compliance/certification across a variety of platforms.
  • Manage relationships with external QA support, including planning, briefing and prioritizing work.

Core Traits:

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Deep understanding of general testing methodologies, processes, and terminology.
  • Deep understanding of the entire game development process.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and influence across multiple disciplines; ability to create consensus.
  • Good communication skills: skilled listener and adept in expressing yourself.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of Quality Assurance Experience, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • 4+ years managing QA professionals.
  • Experience managing managers.
  • Experience building or refactoring scaled QA organizations.
  • Experience leading teams within game development.
  • Experience with product development pipelines and workflows.
  • Experience with strategic goal setting, tactical execution.
  • Experience working with remote testing teams.
  • Experience shipping games on multiple platforms.
  • Preferred Licenses/certifications:
    • ISTQB Foundation Level
    • ISTQB Agile Tester or ICAgile Agile Testing (ICP-TST)
    • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

Pluses:

  • Experience working with Unreal engine.
  • Experience with automation.
  • Experience mentoring entry-level developers into the world of QA.

About Us:

Survios is an award-winning game studio that takes a holistic approach to development, merging our hardware, software, and games expertise to create unbelievable immersive game experiences. As we expand our focus from VR-Only to create games across all PC and Console platforms, we’re dedicated to leveraging our passion, expertise, and creativity to develop and publish the next generation of groundbreaking and immersive video games.

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