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QA Tester Work from Home Requirements
Resumes are required with application submissions. Cover letters are optional.
Interviews will be conducted with video chat. You must live within a 45 mile radius of Baton Rouge, LA.
You must meet the minimum technical/equipment requirements to be considered for the role.
There is no need to call or write to inquire or follow up about the status of your application. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by email. You will receive any additional steps or information by email once your application is up for review.
Please make sure phone numbers and emails addresses are correct upon application submission. All directives during the candidacy process will be given by email. Be sure to monitor voice mails and emails carefully. * Including Junk and Spam filters.
To be considered for this position, we ask that you are available to work the same shift Monday through Friday — along with occasional overtime on the weekends.
There is a mandatory training week that lasts Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning the first day of hire. This is a paid 40 hour training week. Upon successful completion of the assessment at the end of training, you will begin one of the following shifts the following week, once confirmed.
We have 2 shifts available:
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Full-time evening shift)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Part-time night shift)
Minimum Candidate Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent
Excellent time and task management
18 years of age or older
Minimum Technical Requirements:
❏ A personal computer with the specified minimum requirements
(Note that your specifications may vary depending on the game you are working on)
❏ CPU: Core 2 Duo or better
❏ GPU: Intel GMA 950 / NVIDIA 6000 series / AMD Radeon X1000 series or better
with latest graphics drivers
❏ Memory: 4GB DDR3
❏ Broadband/High-speed Internet
❏ Able to download and use Zoom Video application
Technical writing and documentation
MacOS 10.11 El Capitan and above with Hardware Metal Support
MacBook (Early 2015 or later)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or later)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or later)
Mac mini (Late 2012 or later)
iMac (Late 2012 or later)
iMac Pro (2017 or later)
Mac Pro (Late 2013 or later)
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or later with user upgraded GPU with Metal Support)
The training programs & tools run on Windows. MAC users will need to look into programs such as BootCamp or WineBottler to avoid issues with training tools.
❏ Either: Xbox1 (Microsoft Xbox One) or PS4 (PlayStation 4)
Pay rate starts at $12.00 per hour, varying according to shift choice.
QA Tester Role overview.
Quality Assurance Testers (“QA Testers”) perform an important role in game development: testing, analyzing, and recording, any flaws or “bugs.” These refinements lead to higher quality and a better finished game. The job involves: testing the game in a systematic way, analyzing the game's performance against the designer's intentions, reporting problems, and suggesting improvements. However, it also involves creativity, which is used to figure how to ‘break’ the game in different and unique ways. In effect, QA Testers are the game's first audience by reporting on playability and identifying any aspects that could be improved. Testers will find these bugs in a game before it goes public and assuring quality in the final product.
QA Testers must know how categorize bugs, meet deadlines and understand production and marketing schedules. They use a software quality management system to document their findings into a centralized database which is then shared with other EA QA groups located worldwide. Testers typically work in teams-- which makes communication and teamwork a necessity.
Testing involves playing the same game repeatedly for weeks at a time, testing different levels and versions or revisions of the game. Sometimes, different teams oversee specific sections or areas of a game. The work can be repetitive and tedious; QA Testers may only have a limited influence over the design of the game. You must also be able to anticipate different ways the game will be played by people around the world, and test accordingly.
What skills does EA look for?
This is a popular entry-level role for those not already qualified as an artist or programmer. This is an excellent way to gain experience and learn about the gaming industry. Excellent English language skills are important to document issues and report them to colleagues. These findings can later be shared with a development team on the other side of the world. IT competence, including the use of e-mails, spreadsheets (can maintain complex spreadsheets), and database packages is also required. Though not necessary, some programming knowledge or experience is desirable.
The next great QA Tester
Testers should also have a basic understanding of game design, how games are created, and how the different elements of a game contribute to the playing experience. Testers will not only identify and record a problem, but also try to work out what is causing it.
Above all, QA Testers must be avid players. You will demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the industry, including different platforms, game styles, and genres. It's important to know the market so they can evaluate our games against the competition and help improve the games we work on here at EA Baton Rouge.
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records observing applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.