AVAILABLE POSITIONS Technical QA Lead – SDET – Star Wars

We are looking for a QA SDET to join us at Zynga Austin in creating Star Wars: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, squad-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.

The QA SDET is responsible for designing, creating and implementing an automation framework from the ground up. This is a phenomenal opportunity to start paving the way in the gaming world for a more agile shift left approach.

Main Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for:

  • The strategy, design and implementation and improvement of the automation framework
  • Assessment of what automation is currently in place and design a phased approach for implementing further automation
  • This will encompass UI, API’s and Services through to BVT (Build Verification Testing), Performance and then overall regression packs.
  • Coach and Mentor your team to utilize the automation frameworks effectively
  • Create automated reports for pass/fail rates, reliability etc.
  • An SME and point of contact for automation within your team
  • Responsible for enabling shift-left testing approaches

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree educated with a relevant degree or equivalent experience (3+ years) as a SDET/Technical QA Lead or similar role
  • Built at least 2 frameworks from inception or heavily involved in the creation and implementation of the framework
  • A pro-active self-starter, excellent teammate and works well with others
  • A technical skillset and an ability to learn quickly
  • Able to review and analyze system requirements and understand technical architecture
  • Proven understanding of coding in at least one language i.e. C, C++, C#
  • Ideally experience with Unreal/Unity or other gaming engines but not crucial
  • Experience in integrating automation with build pipelines

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! Your passion and experience for building original games will be instrumental as we bring together a brand-new collective of developers to tackle next-generation thinking and innovative products. As a leader, you will act as a key bridge in tight and effective collaboration with your UK-based counterparts.

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Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Austin, TX

Careers Type: Full-Time