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The folks who make World of Warcraft and Hearthstone are looking for a quality assurance analyst to work alongside them in Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters.

August 1, 2014

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Quality Assurance Analyst, Blizzard Entertainment

Location: Irvine, CA Blizzard Entertainment is looking for intelligent and highly motivated testers to test our games, and support applications. Ideal candidates must have strong technical skills, troubleshooting ability, communications skills, and a solid understanding of quality assurance. Responsibilities - Identify and execute testing for complex and interconnected functionality. - Submit professionally written feedback on the balance and design of Blizzard titles. - Build appropriate checklists for different test cases using team appropriate tools. - Contribute to and execute on test plans that encompass all data and systems of a feature. - Auditing of existing tools and scripts to maintain and improve testing processes. - Effectively drive and facilitate group tasks and promote a team environment. - Assist leadership with testing estimates for features based on their scope and complexity. Requirements - Top-tier Blizzard gaming experience in either WoW Raiding / PvP, StarCraft 2, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm or a minimum of 1 year of software testing experience. - Exceptional communications skills (oral, written, and listening). - Available and willing to work long hours, including weekends. - Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative. - Strong analytical skills. - Excellent technical skills. - Absolute passion for Blizzard Entertainment video games. Pluses - Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering discipline, or comparable industry experience. - Knowledge of C++ / C# / Java / Scripting. - Knowledge of web applications and browsers. - Automation experience. - Top tier gaming experience with Action RPGs, Collectible / Trading Card Games, MMORPGs, MOBAs, or RTS genres. - ISTQB Certification. Required Application Materials - Resume. - Cover Letter (make sure to mention language proficiencies, if any). - Game Analysis. The game analysis should demonstrate your understanding of the gameplay mechanics and relationships to the design and implementation of the game. The game analysis should be on either a computer game or console game. This game analysis should not be on a game made by Blizzard Entertainment. Please limit your game analysis to no longer than 5 pages (the average length of an analysis is approximately 3 pages). Interested? Get started here. Are you a recruiter looking for talent? Post jobs here.

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