QA Lead

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Posted
April 17, 2021
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

The Odd Gentlemen, a diverse, multi-award winning, independent, narrative video game studio and creators of King’s Quest (2016) and The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is looking for a talented QA Lead to join our (currently remote) team. We are staffing up on our upcoming innovative, narrative title. Follow @theoddgentlemen on twitter for the latest job updates. Diverse applicants are always encouraged and welcomed to apply.

Our ideal candidate has a proven eye for detail, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), is both collaborative and self-directed, and is willing to take ownership of our overall QA processes. An appreciation of storytelling and narrative games is key.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and write testing plans and implement effective testing methodologies
  • Map out and schedule testing strategies for both current and future deadlines
  • Provide insight and guidance on the creation, use, maintenance, and improvement of our current and future QA tools and processes
  • Utilize testing tools such as issue tracking databases and similar software
  • Manage day-to-day activity in issue tracking database, including routing issues, providing feedback to junior testers on the quality of their write-ups, anticipating usage issues, and performing end-of-project triage
  • Work closely with the Producer, Creative Director, and other team leads to provide timely and accurate updates related to the project and escalate critical issues to appropriate stakeholders
  • Enforce testing policies, procedures, and standards

Experience

  • Professional-level understanding of game development practices
  • Proven documentation of authoring test plans, test specs, and test cases
  • Understanding of how to leverage QA best practices, principles, and methodologies.
  • 2-3 years experience testing throughout the development lifecycle in software or AAA games
  • Strong familiarity with one or more video game platforms (PC/Mac, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, etc.)
  • Experience working with Unity game engine

Please email Jobs@theoddgentlemen.com with a resume, cover letter, and portfolio materials or links.

The Odd Gentlemen

About the Odd Gentlemen

The Odd Gentlemen is an independent game studio passionate about creating innovative gameplay with narrative and puzzle elements that feature experiences that can be shared together and enjoyed by a wide audience.

Over the last 11 years, they have shipped more than 40 SKUs and partnered with 2K Games, Activision, Disney, and Starburns Industries. The studio has garnered multiple game-of-the-year awards and strives to push the boundaries of mechanics, aesthetics, and story within the interactive space. They are best known for the critically acclaimed games King's Quest and The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom.

About King's Quest

King’s Quest is a five-chapter story arc.  In each chapter, an aging King Graham reflects on his life of adventure with his granddaughter, Gwendolyn, while players are transported back to influence first-hand the decisions and events that shaped a kingdom. Embark on an extraordinary journey across the world of Daventry, full of whimsical characters, charming puzzles and perilous dangers.

About The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Create your own paradox… for the love of pie.

Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie. Record yourself and harness your time bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past present and future selves. Winterbottom’s debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space and play. Join Winterbottom on his award winning debut Misadventures as he travels through over 80 unique puzzles. Winterbottom causes mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time.

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