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QA Analyst

QA - Novaquark - Montréal, Canada


We are looking for a passionate and experienced Quality Assurance Analyst to work on our highly ambitious MMO game. As part of our QA Team, your analytical skills, critical thinking, and expertise will help ensure the quality of Dual Universe. You will report to the Montreal Studio QA Lead.

Responsibilities: ● Analyze and evaluate game mechanics, art direction, and end-user experiences. ● Analyze the information provided by the Development and Production Teams and be able to identify risk areas. ● Responsible for key features, creating Test-Plans, and Test-Cases based on provided production expectations containing accurate verification points, including edge case test scenarios and potential knock-on issues over other areas that could be impacted by specific integrations. ● Execute tests, document results, and measure impacts. ● Report on the user experience and test results, escalating when necessary, and provide Qualitative Feedback to the designers and developers. ● Partner with development, providing solid communication and collaboration. ● Ensure all test tool data is high quality and updated daily. ● Document and maintain all necessary testware. ● Participate in test closure activities; e.g. testware evaluation, knowledge transfer.

● A minimum of 5 years’ experience in software testing and at least 2 years as QA Analyst. ● Able to analyze and interpret data / workflows, recognize critical issues, and raise concerns. ● Able to Analyze and Breakdown a feature and generate test cases for it. ● Experience with testing application data, networking, and backend systems. ● Experience with application lifecycle and test case management tools. ● Able to develop and foster strong working relationships with development partners, customers, support teams, and management. ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including accurate and timely reporting. ● Familiar with SCRUM/Agile work methodologies. ● Excellent organization and time management skills. ● Passion for software quality and keen eye for detail. ● Previous experience with issue tracking databases (JIRA, Hansoft, DevTrack, Mantis etc.). ● Good troubleshooting skills. ● Avid gamer / passionate about video games. ● Fluent in English (written and oral); French is a plus.

Pluses: ● Gray Box and White Box testing experience. ● Certified ISTQB advanced test analyst or equivalent. ● Previous Quality Assurance experience with a Massively Multiplayer Online title. ● Experience with the Unigine game engine. ● Experience with the C++ programing language. ● Experience with Automated testing practices.

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