Careers

Come join the team

Sony Bend Studio, the creator of Days Gone, Syphon Filter and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, is looking for top talent to join our in passionate team in creating a new AAA PlayStation 4 exclusive.  Candidates must be passionate about their work and thrive in small-team environments where everyone inspires and pushes everyone else to create great products.  If you love gaming and entertainment, then we think you’ll fit in here.  Bend Studio is growing and we’ve got room.

QA Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out and following pre-integration build verification and reporting system/processes.
  • Carrying out Grey/White box testing on appropriate features/tools.
  • Analyzing features sets and identify opportunities for automation, along with benefits, and communicating to the engineers.
  • Testing case creation from design documentation or feature expertise.
  • Testing case regression, verification, and adhoc of newly implemented features.
  • Ability to manage full life cycle of defects, from research to tracking to closing.
  • Knowledge of individual systems in play within the game engine.
  • Qualitative feedback on features with issues of usability.
  • Comfort using debugging tools.
  • Collaborate daily with members of Production and Development.
  • Influence the prioritization of issues in bug database to expedite bug-fixing efforts.

Requirements:

  • Must be proactive, flexible, and able to adapt QA process to the critical needs of the development team.
  • Awareness of existing tools & technology and ability to utilize with a high degree of ownership.
  • Strong understanding of existing Quality Assurance processes. Knows how to effectively apply to the assigned project.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong observational skills. Analytical, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work well in a group setting with people of different disciplines.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Good problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency with PC and current Windows operating systems.
  • Active listener with both peers and partners, can drive conversations, and encourages team participation.
  • Immediately recognizes critical issues or testing deficiencies and raises concerns to Senior QA members/development team.

Preferred Experience:

  • UI Testing background
  • Experience with Unreal
  • Previous games industry experience.
  • Experience working with offsite teams.
  • Experience with JIRA or similar defect tracking and task management databases.
  • Experience working in an agile team environment.
  • Knowledge of basic programming concepts.
  • Experienced with Grey/White box testing in development environments.
  • Strong understanding of existing Quality Assurance processes. Knows how to effectively apply to the assigned project.
  • 1+ Years of QA testing experience.

For the QA Analyst position, we are seeking local applicants. If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to BendStudio@Sony.com


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