Associate Test Analyst, B&OP - Applications
Quality Assurance Irvine, California

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.

We are looking for a test professional, an analytical advocate of quality, who has the passion and drive to contribute through generating test documentation, providing early feedback to shape the product, and executing test cases. Your critical thinking skills and passion for improving our processes will directly aid in our quest to uphold Blizzard quality, in everything we do!

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Responsibilities
  • Execute provided testing tasks with an emphasis on manual test execution, test library maintenance, and test closure activities
  • Work closely with other developers as content is delivered to ensure requirements are both verified and validated
  • Use KPIs to validate and report against software quality SLAs
  • Be a creative thinker who can test for ‘edge cases’ outside of expected functionality
  • Responsible for working within project management (i.e. JIRA) and test related tools (i.e. TestRail)
  • Support the test design effort through the creation and modification of test cases and work estimations
  • Advocate of the user experience through delivery of qualitative reporting
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Understanding of the fundamental test process
  • Analyze and interpret data/workflows, recognize critical issues, and raise concerns
  • Understand various SDLC best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including accurate and timely reporting
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Be a self-driven individual who seeks to master the field of SQA
  • Passion for games and software quality
Pluses
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or approximately 3 years of equivalent experience
  • Gray box and white box testing experience
  • Familiar with: XML/HTML, JavaScript, Python, Java, C/C++/C#, SQL
  • CTFL, ISTQB or equivalent
  • High-level of gaming knowledge and/or skill
  • Passion for Blizzard’s line of products and services

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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