BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
15 Rue Felix Mangini
Lyon - 69009
Date : 25.11.2021 Ad posted a first time on 09.11.2021 Reference : AFJV-ETES150-21462
Bandai Namco Entertainment
BANDAI NAMCO Europe is a leading global publisher and developer of entertainment content, known worldwide for its successful video games franchises including Tekken, SOULCALIBUR, PAC-MAN, Dark Souls and Little Nightmares.
The company is also a recognised leader in games based on Japanese anime properties including One Piece, Dragon Ball, Naruto, etc.
BANDAI NAMCO Europe, as the western content hub of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., has a bright future to look forward to, with upcoming projects such as Unknown 9, Elden Ring, Tales of Arise, more on The Dark Pictures, and many more exciting unannounced projects.
Part of the Japanese BANDAI NAMCO group, an entertainment industry leader with a presence in video games, toys and amusement parks, BANDAI NAMCO Europe has 15 international offices with operations in 50 countries around the world.
Our company motto is "More fun for everyone" ! Find out why you should join the BANDAI NAMCO Europe by following us on LinkedIn.
Senior Quality Control Project Manager
Permanent contract Lyon (69)
Are you ready to live a thrilling experience in a fast-paced and multicultural environment where you can work on ambitious video games ? We have the perfect job opportunity for you !
Within the EMEA Headquarters of BANDAI NAMCO based in Lyon, you join the Quality Control team under the supervision of his Manager.
You Manage and monitor all the test activities of the Publishing Games you are responsible for (Compliance, Functionality...). You ensure a constant follow-up, validate each test phase, and organize the information flows between the involved departments in accordance with company processes, budget and lead-times. You initiate process creation and advocate for continual improvement in testing methods to match the game engine evolution and development teams' requests.
Your principal responsibilities will be as follows :
Ownership, administration and communication of all QA related project data and associated risks for all assigned projects
Own the test schedules and test budgets
Create multi-discipline test plans within lead times and budget constraints and communicate them to the external testing providers and other stakeholders
Constant monitoring of the test vendors' activities from start to finish on each project
Create, update, and communicate regular game status information and recommendations to project stakeholders, having an advisory role with development and production
Collate reports and feedback from multi-discipline testing with several external testing teams, ensuring the relevance of test effort VS the game status
Report on overall project progress at each test phase
Organize the bug report database and bug flows creation with all the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment QA regions
Evaluate the fixing priority of specific bugs according to the title release constraints (schedule, product quality and test budget), communicate it and convince stakeholders of the fixing priority relevance
Analyse and communicate the risks/issues related to submissions of console games and internal approval of PC games and update the relevant stakeholders
Knowledge and skills :
Mastery of Microsoft Office software (Excel, SharePoint...)
Strong experience in JIRA use, including flow creation, dashboards, and custom filters creation
Experience with test plan tracking tools such as Tests Rail
Strong knowledge of video game production and development cycles
Knowledge of the video game industry and game types
Fluent level of English, both written and oral
Experience and qualifications :
Bachelor's degree (BAC+3) in project management
5+ years' experience in a senior QA role (i.e. QA lead/supervisor or similar), with strong experience working with development teams, as well as external QA teams
Proven experience in a process-driven environment and creating / implementing innovative testing procedures and materials
Experience in driving the QA process, breaking this down into phases, anticipate and communicate risks as the project moves through milestones
Personality traits :
Rigorous, conscientious, and curious
Strong teamwork skills (with both internal and external parties)
Strong sense of organization and ability to handle priorities among several tasks to be performed in parallel
Ability to analyze a situation with objectivity and pragmatism to ensure the relevance and accuracy of solutions proposed and communication to be made
Ability to adapt and handle workload changes within the year
Strong communication and reporting skills
Ability to learn and use new tools and methods
Innovation and pro-activity
Resume - cover letter - web site - references... (if relevant) To: Recruitment manager