Sr QA Test Lead
Electronic Arts - Baton Rouge, LA

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A was founded over 25 years ago by individuals with a deep passion for making games. Many things have changed over the years as the gaming industry—and the company—has expanded immensely, but we are still driven by the same passion for developing, publishing, and distributing the world’s best games. Our history has been one of great success, and our future looks even brighter. Gaming has come a long way from Pac-Man & Space Invaders to modern EA Favourites like Burnout, Battlefield, Mercenaries, Dead Space, Spore, FIFA, Madden, Need for Speed and the world’s most successful game franchise, The Sims. Fuelled by our talented staff at locations right across the Globe we are united in our passion to continue shaping the future of interactive entertainment. Together we can make a difference.

ENTERTAINING IS OUR PASSION

Sr. TestLead

Specific Responsibilities:
Project Planning

Plan coverage for assigned areas and project phases

Contribute to project requirements and deliverables

Contribute to the creation of test coverage documentation, test execution plans, and metrics reports

Project Auditing

Maintain regular communication with key stakeholders

Create weekly status reports and other reports as needed

Supervise assigned project activities and provide status updates to key stakeholders

Supervise task execution and promote efficiency and effectiveness

Ensure project metric expectations are being achieved

People Management

Manage QA Test Leads and QA Testers as well as contract tester workforce

Provide mentoring and career development support to assigned EA employees

Contribute directly to performance evaluation of assigned individuals

Audit project metric expectations and provide coaching to underperforming testers

Audit attendance and provide coaching to underperforming testers

Supervise and provide task direction to contract tester workforce

Establish effective working relationships within the department and project team

Specific Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Solid problem solving skills

Solid contingent workforce management skills

Solid people management skills

Solid time management skills with emphasis on multi-tasking

Ability to address situations from a project impact perspective.

Ability to work with a variety of personality types

Working knowledge of

A defect tracking database (ie: DevTrack, Jira, Bugzilla)

DevTest

Microsoft Office (especially Excel)

Requirements:
2+ years experience within software testing industry (preferred in video games)

Previous experience working in a distributed QA environment

Flexible and dynamic – quickly adapt to changing needs of the business

Pro-active, motivated, and energetic

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