Senior Test Analyst, World of Warcraft
Quality Assurance Irvine

The concept of “Blizzard polish,” that is, the infinite care and loving detail put into every aspect of our games, is something we take seriously and pride ourselves on delivering to our players. It’s a responsibility shared across the company – and its undisputed heart and soul is Blizzard QA.

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an ambitious Test Analyst to join our World of Warcraft Quality Assurance team.

Ideally, you are able to communicate with engineers, producers and other test analysts while working in a dynamic environment with a frequent release schedule to help us continue to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences for years to come.

We’re searching for like-minded folks with a real passion for QA. Blizzard QA is a close-knit team; we care about iteration, problem-solving, and succeeding as a group. We genuinely love what we do for a living, and expect the same from everyone who joins us! If your career is ready for its next epic challenge, get in touch and let’s get to work!

Responsibilities
  • Partner with teams across Blizzard to collaboratively identify and meet test objectives
  • Draft test plans with a strategic selection of test methods and approach
  • Analyze and prioritize the value of manual testing for automation
  • Develop test suites, cases, estimations, and report on durations
  • Execute test, document test results, and measure the impact
  • Report on the user experience and test results, calling out important details when necessary
  • Understand design tenets and be an oracle of knowledge for a component, system, or feature
  • Ensure test tool data is high quality, fully traceable, and updated daily
  • Document and maintain all necessary testware
  • Participate in test closure activities; e.g. testware evaluation, knowledge transfer, and retrospectives
  • Champion the customer experience at all times
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience with build systems, continuous integration, and test value for such an environment
  • Experience with game engines, content and asset editors, and shared technologies
  • Able to analyze and interpret data/workflows, recognize critical issues, and raise concerns
  • Understands various software development lifecycle standard methodologies
  • A real passion for video games and software quality
Pluses
  • Gray box and white box testing experience
  • Coding knowledge: XML/HTML, JavaScript, Python, Java, C/C++/C#, SQL
  • Experience with application lifecycle and test case management software development planning tools
  • Love of World of Warcraft
  • Familiarity with Blizzard Entertainment line of products and services

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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