Development Director in Software Quality Assurance - DTS

EA - Industrial Toys

Pasadena, CA, USA

Full time

Aug 19

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Remote Work Option:No

Requisition Number:166775

Date Opened:2021-06-29

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

Industrial Toys, creators of Midnight Star and Midnight Star: Renegade, has taken on their next mission of creating the newest FPS title for mobile: Battlefield. Building on hard-won knowledge as an indie studio, we've joined forces with EA to work towards our vision of what it means to be "Mobile To The Core!" If you're interested in creating new experiences to reach mobile players around the world, join up today!

Our team culture is collaborative and we expect everyone to think like game makers and approach development with a Player First perspective.

Role Overview: Quality Assurance - Project Development Director

The Quality Assurance - Project Development Director and team are accountable for defining and delivering the Strategic Planning and Operational Vision for the Quality Assurance group. You will work with partner program managers to establish schedules, establish budgets and ensure the creation of test coverage and project metrics.

A Quality Assurance - Project Development Director will help develop knowledge transfer with our game teams. They will work embedded within the Development organization, improve of the QA practice across EA and share knowledge across the organization, have a Quality mindset from a consumer perspective, and be an advocate in game design and implementation decisions.

Role Description

Quality Assurance - Project Development Director must have both a solid project management background. Most of your time will be focused on ensuring that project deliverables are completed on time and within budget through active participation in the test responsibilities and processes while maintaining EA's high standard of quality. Additionally, you will focus on improving the operational effectiveness of the QA effort by assessing current quality assurance practices and incorporating new QA strategies. You will work on department level plans and operational efficiency programs.

You will also spend time managing a direct staff of project leaders, engaging in daily test responsibilities and mentoring/supporting junior level leadership within the department. Monitoring performance and delivering measurable feedback to direct reports is a function of this role. Embrace the challenge of mentoring and supporting a team of direct reports and contributing to the development of their careers. Establishing working relationships within the QA department, the QA project team and the outside partners are necessary to success in this role.

Reporting to the QA group Development Director we're looking for a passionate Quality Assurance - Project Development Director to join our team to help coordinate and test our mobile titles.


Primary responsibilities expected are as follows:

  • Manage whole project from the quality point of view with the ability to speak to the project in detail
  • Process and workflow management, identifying and building processes through development and live project cycles
  • Resource management/planning, financial capacity planning, resource validation and skill-gap assessment
  • Project and quality management through test scope / scheduling, evaluating return on investment and cost vs benefit analysis
  • Work with our partners and groups whilst maintaining the quality benchmark and project indicators
  • Lead change with the ability to reprioritize business tasks to keep the engagement level high
  • Can develop talent, mentors and cultivates others within their project team
  • Establish, monitoring and driving product quality indicators throughout project duration to give a constant heartbeat on product quality
  • Ensure testing processes are followed to protect and uphold product quality
  • Work with partners across a range of technology disciplines and geographic locations
  • Promote quality upstream and advocating best practices to achieve this
  • Produce and present reports to partners using data that represent product quality indicators
  • Active participation in the test responsibilities and processes
  • Advocate and promote a culture of quality


You will speak to the following levels of experience

  • QA Project Managers are expected to have at a minimum: 7+ years of experience in a software development environment
  • 5 years Project Management or Project Lead experience
  • 5 years minimum of leadership experience
  • Risk management techniques
  • Experienced with financial management, budget tracking, QA cost estimates and constraints
  • Converse across all kinds of disciplines
  • Understand analytics and indicators as a way of tracking product quality
  • Comfortable conversing within engineering disciplines with and eye to promote excellent quality principles
  • Test case test management software experience i.e. TestRail, TM4J
  • Experience of shipping mobile titles built in UE4 and Unreal
  • Bachelor's degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Development, Business.
  • Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, processes and execution planning
  • Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment
  • Proficient in Jira
  • Experience shipping mobile titles

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more!

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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