Nickelodeon - Glendale, CA

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Nickelodeon Games is seeking a Director of Quality Assurance to join a small team of QA engineers in Glendale, CA. The ideal candidate will be responsible for staffing the team across all development projects and ensuring clear test plans are created prior to testing. This is a hands-on role, and a major first initiative will be to implement automated web site testing.

Responsibilities Include:
Develop, manage, and set targets for the team of QA Engineers

Manage off-shore QA resources, contractors and external teams as needed

Oversee quality assurance for,,, Nickelodeon Games social and mobile brands, and the games distribution business

Automate and optimize production release and workflow processes

Drive test engineering for Automation, whitebox testing, server-side test coverage

Measure test coverage and drive test driven development process

Liaison with Customer Service, Product Managers, Sales Support Staff and outsource development teams

Develop and maintain standardized procedures - test plans, bug tracking, regression testing, automated testing

Training and mentoring junior members of the team to help them solidify their testing expertise, scrutiny and use of the tools

Establish QA standards for integrating with project teams and project planning

5 – 7 years of QA experience, including at least 2 years as a QA Manager

2 – 3 years of Mobile QA experience

Strong verbal and written skills

Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects

Extensive knowledge of various operating systems, web browsers and cross-browser compatibility issues.

Knowledge of performing usability, compatibility, performance, regression, and acceptance tests

Must be very well organized, process-oriented, and goal driven

Proven ability to communicate effectively with both business and technical coworkers

Working knowledge of Selenium or other automated testing tools highly desired

UNIX/Linux knowledge and familiarity with command-line tools a plus

Familiarity with technologies such as SQL, HTML, Java, Ruby and Flash a plus

Ability to write scripts in a language such as Perl or Python a plus

Passion for games a strong plus

Nickelodeon Games Group develops and operates leading game experiences for kids and family audiences across platforms, including over 50 mobile games and multiple online virtual worlds. Nickelodeon Games includes recent releases like Monkey Quest, the leading action adventure online MMO, SpongeBob Super Bouncy Fun Time for mobile and the highly-successful Team Umizoomi Math educational app. Also part of the Nickelodeon Games Group is Addicting Games, the leading online games destination (now also a hit mobile app) and of course, the iconic virtual world pioneer, Neopets.

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Who knew that kids would go ga-ga over a cartoon sponge with square pants? Nickelodeon operates a leading cable channel for kids that...