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Lead QA Engineer

Lead QA Engineer


Yuga Labs is a web3 company exploring big ideas in identity, ownership, utility, and interoperability to push the crypto and NFT space forward. As The Defiant recently said, “The story of Yuga Labs is one where the improbable has become reality in the blink of an eye.” Since debuting with our flagship collection Bored Ape Yacht Club in April 2021, we’ve created new IP for the ape ecosystem (Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Bored Ape Kennel Club), acquired other top collections (CryptoPunks and Meebits), and pulled off successful events (ApeFest) and partnerships (Rolling Stone). And we made both web3 and gaming history the biggest NFT mint ever followed by a game demo with record-breaking synchronized player participation for our newest initiative, Otherside.

See you on the other side

Who We’re Looking For

We are hiring a Lead QA Engineer to join the Engineering team at Yuga Labs. We have tons to do, building the future of web3, and we need help making sure that the software we ship is functional and secure. We’re looking for a leader with experience working closely with a group of stakeholders and engineers, defining test strategies and executing test plans, and ensuring the overall quality of the products we have at Yuga.

The Job

  • Identify project needs and establish QA best practices and processes that take into account the team’s resources, roadmap, and quality standards
  • Report on metrics using data to guide action for your team
  • Create extensive test strategies and test plans which are owned internally and leveraged across external vendors to test and execute at scale
  • Define and drive a sustainable cross-discipline test plan while closely communicating with core project team members
  • Hold teams accountable for upholding quality and player impact as a factor in decisions
  • Plan and execute a preventative-care strategy with cross-discipline leadership
  • Develops sustainable test methodologies and drive accountability and ownership across relevant teams to maintain these practices
  • Preemptively assess and mitigate long-term risks in a games as a live service environment
  • Build and delegate test maintenance strategies for owned content once it has shipped
  • Assess and escalate project-level risks and implement improvements and solutions across cross-functional teams
  • Utilize project test coverage experience to work with team to build and maintain technical testing solutions that focus on both short and long term sustainability and scalability

Your Skills

  • 8+ years of Quality Assurance Experience, with 3+ years leading QA teams
  • Robust leadership experience in a lead QA role within the games industryAbility to lead a test project on a large multi-discipline team in a games as a live service environment
  • Ability to translate large-scale and complex cross-discipline goals into cohesive test plans
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with stakeholders and to relay complex concepts in a digestible manner
  • Ability to set strategic goals, but also hold team members to effective tactical execution
  • Experience working with distributed/remote testing teams (spanning multiple timezones)
  • Experience working with test automation and tooling solutions

Nice-To-Have Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Game Design, related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with test automation tools (Unreal Engine Gauntlet, Selenium)
  • Experience with Perforce and Git
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Knowledge of web3, blockchain, and crypto

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to work on a computer screen and communicate virtually

The annual salary for this position ranges from $150,000-$200,000. The actual annual salary paid for this position will be based on several factors, including but not limited to, skills, prior experiences, training, company needs, and current market demands. The annual salary range for this position is subject to change and may be adjusted in the future. This position may also be eligible for salary increases, bonuses, equity awards, and benefits.

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What We Offer

  • 100% remote
  • Localized comprehensive health benefits
  • Monthly stipends for wellness, co-working, and mobile/internet service
  • Flexible Time Off, localized paid holidays, & Winter Recess (December 24-January 1)
  • A vibrant community of Employee Resource Groups (Women at Yuga, Blackchain3, Queer3)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Localized retirement plans