Senior Test Lead, Compatibility

Activision Blizzard   •  

Irvine, CA

Industry: Arts & Entertainment


5 - 7 years

Posted 275 days ago

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Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly skilled Senior Test Lead to join our world class compatibility team. This experienced professional will be responsible for leading the global compatibility testing effort across multiple products and platforms.  Ideal candidate must have proven track record managing technical test teams, exceptional leadership skills, and demonstrated commitment to quality.


  • Lead analysts through the entire testing process from planning and control to test closure activities
  • Manage, mentor, motivate, and level up talented members of the Compatibility team
  • Create test plans and maintain them through all test phases
  • Ensure all resources are effectively allocated and tasked to keep multiple projects onschedule
  • Prioritize and schedule test efforts with stakeholder buy-in against competing initiatives
  • Oversee bug maintenance, triage, and standards
  • Ensure test maturity develops by implementing lessons learned iteratively per test cycle
  • Manage project expectations, milestones, and deliverables
  • Contribute towards the final risk assessment for the product
  • Formulate strong relationships, based on skills, knowledge, and trust, with internaldepartments and external vendors
  • Identify and establish best practices and KPIs to continuously improve quality and efficiency
  • Create accurate weekly project status reports and maintain all projectdocumentation
  • Drive the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process to help build a world class organization
  • Handle otherresponsibilities as assigned


  • Minimum of 5 years of project leadership experience in test
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience managing technical teams and driving multiple simultaneous projects tocompletion
  • Exceptional ability to lead, inspire, and develop people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and follow-up skills
  • Experience communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Strong project planning and management, people management, risk management, and issue resolution skills
  • A finely-honed attention to detail while keeping in mind the larger picture of business needs
  • Demonstrated passion for software quality and continuous learning


  • Advanced software testing certifications
  • Experienced in leading mobile or console compatibility testing.
  • Understanding of DirectX, Metal & OpenGL graphics libraries