Quality Analyst (6 - 12 month contract) - Madden

About the Employer

QA Analyst (6 - 12 month contract) - Madden

*Please note that this is not a permanent position


The QA Analyst is a technical test expert that applies white box, grey box and black box testing techniques to define a testing approach that will help prevent and/or identify, isolate and report issues as early as possible. This requires an analytical approach that seeks to understand system designs, defining and executing an effective test strategy that both ensure functionality and challenges the system. As a QA Analyst, you look at a game as not only a player experience but as complex interactions between Software & Hardware (ex: I/O systems, wireless communications, client/server architecture, external services, and databases).


  • Identify, isolate, regress and communicate defects effectively and efficiently. Focus on high complexity, hard to isolate and potentially high impact bugs.
  • Working embedded with development teams to ensure quality of code deliverables within the Agile Development process
  • Develops in-depth understanding of systems/area under their ownership and communicate progress, status and risks.
  • Provide Development Support as needed – Private Build Testing, System and Risk Analysis, Investigation and Isolation and Regressions
  • Verify TFCs (Tests for Completion) for their area of ownership
  • Develop strong partnerships with Development Teams and QA Partners
  • Develop expertise with in-house and 3rd party test tools (i.e. code coverage & load testing tools)
  • Helps coach and mentor team members
  • Root cause analysis of defects
  • Integration testing
  • Ability to work autonomously

Recommended Knowledge

  • Experience with Test Automation and Test Tools
  • Familiarity with P4V or other version filing/collaborating tools
  • Understanding of Software Development Lifecycles
  • Online testing experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of Agile (Scrum, XP etc…) Development Processes (Asset)
  • Passion for Games (Preferably Madden NFL or other sports games) (Asset)

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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 or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.