Novaquark (logo)
130, rue de Lourmel
75015 Paris

Date : 04.07.2019
Ad posted a first time on 17.06.2019
Reference : AFJV-ETES977-16030


Novaquark currently develops Dual Universe, an ambitious continuous single-shard sandbox MMORPG taking place in a vast Sci-Fi universe, focusing on emergent gameplay with player-driven in-game economy, politics, trade and warfare.

Players can freely modify the voxel-based universe by creating structures, spaceships or giant orbital stations, giving birth to empires and civilizations. The company developed several proprietary technologies like its innovative Continuous Single-Shard Cluster (CSSC) server solution, as well as a state of the art voxel engine and procedural generation tools. Dual Universe successfully ran the 3rd biggest worldwide Kickstarter campaign for a video game in 2016.

Formed by veterans from Sony, Apple, Aldebaran Robotics and more, Novaquark is recruiting the best talents to help making Dual Universe a reality.

Check our website out and don't hesitate to contact us to apply !

QA Engineer Server

Permanent contract Paris (75)

Position Duties

We are looking for a test server professional, an analytical advocate of quality, who has the passion and drive to contribute test documentation through knowledge of server architecture, providing early feedback, and executing test cases. Your critical thinking skills and passion for improving our processes will directly aid in our quest to create a new label of quality.

Responsibilities :
  • Responsible for the server and online part of the game and create Test-Plans and Test-Cases including test with bots, edge case test scenarios and potential knock-on issues over other areas that could be impacted by specific integrations.
  • Execute test, document results, and measure impacts.
  • Report on the user experience and test results, escalating when necessary.
  • Analyze the information provided by the Development and Production Teams and be able to identify risk areas.
  • Partner with development, providing solid communication and collaboration.
  • Ensure all test tool data is high quality and updated daily.
  • Document and maintain all necessary testware.
  • Participate in test closure activities ; e.g. testware evaluation, knowledge transfer.
  • Might be able to write scripts for bot testing purpose.
  • Be able to use KPI or to create KPI for load testing on platforms to help production and infra teams to identify bottleneck early in development.

Candidate Profile

Requirements :
  • A minimum of 1 years' experience in online load testing, online service, game or any other relevant experience.
  • Able to develop and foster strong working relationships with development partners, customers, support teams, and management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including accurate and timely reporting.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Passion for software quality and keen eye for detail.
  • Able to understand Python, being able to write is a nice addition.
  • Previous experience with issue tracking databases (JIRA, Hansoft, DevTrack, Mantis etc.).
  • Good troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge of Selenium tests

Pluses :
  • Gray Box and white box testing experience.
  • Certified ISTQB advanced test analyst or equivalent.
  • Experience with application lifecycle and test case management tools.
  • Knowledge about C#
  • Experience in distributed systems.


Resume, motivation letter, references, web site (if relevant)
To: Benoit Pothier