QA Lead


Located in Chicago, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way surgeons hone their skills by practicing high-risk surgeries with the latest medical devices in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles. Our games are built using state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech, and deploy an arsenal of well-designed game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of performing real surgery. These games increase dramatically in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted with professional level design, compulsion loops, flow channels, and deliberate gameplay balance. Backed with a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate surgery with spectacular realism. Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading surgeons; plus, we’ve custom-built GPU-based real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems that enable a wide range of new game mechanics in mobile and VR. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and 3D artists with top surgeons, all passionate about using game design approaches to keep doctors across the world performing at the top of their game.

 

What You’ll Be Doing With Us:

  • Managing day-to-day testing efforts and QA for projects that are both live and in development

  • Owning and refining test plans, doing smoke testing, and monitoring the health of projects

  • Writing, refining and updating defects in JIRA

  • Communicating risks, defects and coverage reports to the development team

  • Working closely with the development team to evaluate and plan testing strategies

  • Provide QA signoff for releases

  • Promoting and enforcing QA best practices across team members, along with mentoring

  • Assisting production, marketing, and business development with various build-related tasks as needed

 

Who We Want To Interview:

  • Worked for at least two or more years leading or managing others in QA

  • Shipped titles on mobile or console,, having worked over the full development life cycle

  • Experienced with JIRA

  • Strong practical knowledge of QA methodologies, software testing standards, and software development

  • Ability to multi-task between various projects in different stages of development

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Bonus Points Awarded For:

  • Prior experience leading a QA team in a mobile live environment

  • Experience with submissions to Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store

  • Experience in AR and/or VR

  • Experience using the Unity engine and/or with scripting

  • Internal game production experience

  • Based in the Chicago area

 

How We Make You Happy

  • Competitive Salary

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days, and Paid Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, FSA, and 401K plan

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Unlimited Cold Brew Coffee, Beer, and Snacks  

  • Flexible work schedules/relaxed work environment

 

Interested?

Send us your resume and a cover letter telling us why we should hire you for the role. If you have examples of your work and/or a portfolio, send it along with your resume; it brings you one step closer to an interview with us. Apply by emailing us at careers@level-ex.com.