Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Eden Prairie


Basic Function:

The Associate QA Project Lead is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations on the test floor, often acting as an extension to the assigned QA Project Lead by assisting with the responsibilities of guiding a team of QA Testers through the functionality testing and/or 1st party compliance testing of an Activision product.  The Associate QA Project Lead may also be called upon to perform in an acting QA Project Lead role.  This would involve organizing and leading the testing effort on assigned pre-release video games as well as being the main point of contact between Production staff, Development teams, and other Activision QA groups.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management
Assists the QA Project Lead as a Floor lead or Platform lead. Assists the QA Project Lead with the creation and maintenance, and auditing within DevTest
Assists the QA Project Lead with the completion of milestone assessment reports at Alpha & Beta in accordance with QA policies. 
Identifies and documents defects in a clear and concise manner using the assigned bug tracking databases.
Contributes towards the creation of informative and accurate daily reports and may be called up to ensure consistent distribution to designated Production and Management staff.
Contributes towards the development of effective test plans and performing standard testing on console games to verify proper function, data content, performance, usability/playability, and hardware/software compatibility.
Assists in special projects, such as demonstrations, training, surveys, focus groups, etc.
Assists in forming and improving QA systems and procedures.
May be called upon to help manage the test team in the QA Project Lead's absence.
Database Administration
Assists the QA Project Lead with a review of all issues entered by the test teams to ensure bug reports include required information and conform to Activision QA standards.
Assist the QA Project Lead with initial research and evaluation of all disputed (‘Not a Bug,’ ‘Will Not Fix,’ & ‘Duplicate’) issues. 
Updates the database after each bug sweep.
Managing and Mentoring
Monitors the defect report database and other platform associated databases.
Supervises the test team on a daily basis to ensure rapid and accurate completion of assigned tasks.
May be asked to contribute to tester performance evaluations.  Works closely with them to alleviate any issues that arise.

Proficient with Devtrack & Jira or similar bug tracking database.
Able to identify defects in software titles and report defects in a clear and concise manner.
Capacity to create and implement innovative testing procedures and materials.
Strong working knowledge of most popular console platforms and related peripherals, PC Software/hardware, and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
Has been in a leadership role (Senior QA Tester and/or Acting Associate QA Project Lead).

1 year of experience working in the Activision QA Department or in a comparable Quality Assurance department.
Must possess excellent spoken and written communication skills and be able to work with varied staff members and personalities.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor new employees.
Ability to handle high pressure situations and have strong prioritization skills.
Must be punctual, proactive, and have a strong work ethic.
Able to work in a team environment.
Actively communicates a positive, outgoing approach to Quality Assurance.  Able to give and accept positive feedback as well as constructive criticism.
Must be an avid gamer, with interests in many different genres of games and a passion for developing high quality games.
A strong desire to learn and understand the technologies involved in game creation.

About the company

or more than 30 years, Activision has been changing the way people play. In the process, we have built one of the largest portfolios of recognized brands and today we are one of the most valuable interactive entertainment companies in the world.
Founded in 1979 as the first independent video game software developer and distributor, the company launched a series of multi-million unit selling titles in the early 1980s for the Atari 2600 including Pitfall, Kaboom! and River Raid. And since then, Activision has created some of the most iconic and memorable game experiences of all time.
Today, the company is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products for various consoles, handheld platforms and the PC. Over the past five years, we have continued to thrive as a leading digital entertainment provider whose games appeal to a variety of gamers.
We strive to make the most fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences for our players, who live in a world with many entertainment options.
We operate in more than 15 countries including in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the region of Taiwan.
We recognize that our success is built upon the shared dedication of great people whose sense of mutual respect and teamwork drives our performance.

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