Test Lead

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled Test Lead. This tenured leadership position will drive a product test approach primarily through dynamic analysis techniques and is responsible for planning and coordinating the test coverage of a regional product. The ideal candidate is a positive leader who is able to maximize value in testing and communicate messages about a regional product readiness in a professional manner.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Be an expert in dynamic analysis techniques for verification and validation of a regional product              
  • Lead all test planning, execution, control, and closure phases for the scope of work for the test team
  • Create the test plan and maintain it through all test phases
  • Justify key resource allocation including test capability and environments
  • Prioritize and schedule test efforts with stakeholder buy-in against competing initiatives
  • Oversee bug maintenance, triage, and standards
  • Establish, communicate, and enforce clear entry and exit criteria
  • Develop and maintain positive business relationships with all test stakeholders
  • Ensure test maturity develops by implementing lessons learned iteratively per test cycle
  • Keep all team tools and testware up to date and within service standards
  • Contribute towards the final risk assessment for the regional product

 

 

Requirements

  • 2 years in a leadership role for testing
  • Experience testing in Agile and Waterfall SDLCs
  • Understanding of bug management systems and maintenance thereof
  • Professional written and oral communication skills
  • A proven ability to identify impediments and realistic solutions
  • Passionate about both testing and games

 

 

Pluses

  • Bachelor degree in a related field
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certification
  • Scrum certification
  • Experience driving risk-based testing

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