The QA Manager will manage the Quality Assurance department to efficiently test software using detailed project/operating plans to assure that assigned software projects meet the quality levels set by NCSOFT.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops, promotes, and executes Quality best practices, tools, and methodologies.
  • Assists the Leads to ensure that defects are properly tracked and recommends corrective actions.
  • Leads quality planning activities and team building for new product development.  Ensures execution of the testing plan/schedule by the QA team. 
  • Leads risk management activities throughout the product lifecycle.  Routinely reports risks to appropriate stakeholders with suggested resolutions.
  • Creates and maintains test project status reports and metrics.  Proactively reports testing status to stakeholders.
  • Lead signoff calls prior to release, and post-mortems following deployments.
  • Routinely interacts with, and obtains feedback from various departments/customers, including those in HQ, to share best practices to level up QA processes and procedures.
  • Implements QA engineering and tester training programs. 
  • Communicates to teach/train, to interpret routine data and to resolve complex issues.
  • Manages Internal and External QA teams across multiple locations.  Management includes day-to-day resource allocation within the department, participating in hiring/firing decisions, working with the admin team to ensure that QA is properly staffed and an effective part of NCSOFT, and training and mentoring new testers.  Leads career planning/development for QA staff.
  • Manages and communicates QA schedules at regular intervals.  Alerts leadership of any QA scheduling conflicts.
  • Creates and manages the operational budget for the Quality Assurance team, including outsourced QA.
  • Provides the Director of Quality Assurance with assessments of the level of cooperation provided to the Sr. QA Manager by the team.
  • Acts as a senior level escalation point for the Quality Assurance team.
  • A Manager level position assures that software products meet the quality levels set by the company and are essentially (as defined by current processes) ready for publication.
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience leading test teams for mobile, PC, and console titles.
  • Proven ability to adapt to shifting priorities while managing multiple QA projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with 1st party technical/submission requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including problem solving, decision making, written and oral communications, and ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • In-depth understanding of operating systems, game systems, general software engineering processes, and their relationship to bugs.
  • Understand the role of testing within the software development lifecycle and business related project constraints, and effectively advocate for the best possible customer experience of product quality within those parameters.
  • Develop and maintain good professional working relationships with internal and external customers, i.e. Development, OCR, CS, Sales/Marketing, and colleagues in QA.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • QA testing experience on multiple shipped game titles on a variety of platforms (Mobile/PC/Console)
  • 7+ years of QA lead/supervisory experience.
  • 4+ years of experience managing outsourced QA teams.

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