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We are on the lookout for a QA Manager to lead a team of talented QA professionals, ensuring quality throughout development of our Grand Strategy Games. You’ll be integral in working with our game teams and external QA resources in order to ensure that we’re keeping an eye on actionable results, and delivering a consistent product. 

About the role

In this role you will be accountable for the development and deliveries of the department. You will also be managing and leading a team of QA professionals.

The mission is twofold: The first part is being a people manager. You will coach your team towards individual- and team excellence, conduct performance reviews, and help your team with setting short- and long-term goals. 

The second part entails working with QA processes across the studio. You will be the subject matter expert for software test methodologies and procedures in order to ensure testing efficiency and a high level of quality. This role requires forward-leaning thinking, critical problem solving, and strong communication skills.

You will make sure that  the QA team is organized, staffed, and led in a manner that secures success, both today and in the future. You will be part of setting the long-term vision for all QA efforts, and make sure to get people aligned on it.

Responsibilities

  • Create risk assessment documents with every major milestone of the project, by analyzing and auditing the current state the game is in, as well as communicating these risks to relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the test teams have proper schedules, priorities, and guidance to make a successful game.
  • Provide insight and guidance on the creation, maintenance, and improvement of QA tools and processes.
  • Manage all QA-related outsourcing and contractor efforts of all game projects in close collaboration with the Outsourcing Manager in the global Studio Organization. This includes planning, scheduling and signing off on vendor milestones.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate talent for QA Professionals; providing guidance for their individual professional development in order to maintain an effective team structure.
  • Foster a dynamic and collaborative team environment; including but not limited to coordinating educational opportunities for the team, coordinating mentorships, and team-building.

Qualifications

  • Several years of experience in overall software QA/test experience in the game industry; with a few years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience leading QA teams in all major phases of game development.
  • Experience driving quality process improvements in collaborative work environments with both internal and outsourced QA groups.
  • Experience managing QA Leads and/or QA Seniors on multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of QA methodology and tools, software testing standards, methods and conventions, and the product development cycle
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate the testing needs of projects well ahead of time.

On a personal level, you love mentoring both new and experienced testers. You are passionate about QA testing as a discipline. You are relentless about tracking down and documenting issues and you are a fierce player advocate.

We also believe that you are confident representing QA as an equal part of studio leadership.

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If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!


  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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