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Game Test Analyst - Content & Ratings QA Tester

Company: PlayStation Global
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Why PlayStation? PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play - it's also the Best Place to Work. Today, we're recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation -5, PlayStation -4, PlayStation -VR, PlayStation -Plus, PlayStation---Now, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more. PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.Game Test Analyst - Content & Ratings QA Tester at Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation San Diego, CA This position is on-site in San Diego, CA, for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner DZConneX (Yoh Services). The anticipated duration of this engagement will vary. The duration of the assignment cannot exceed 24 months. The Content & Ratings department is a unique team nestled under the Engineering, Compliance & Release pillar within PlayStation Studios QA. The Content & Ratings team provides services that help inform stakeholders of potential content risk for all 1st and SIE published 2 nd party products. The Content & Ratings team also help to obtain desired global age rating certificates and guide teams to remain within that assigned rating with all post-release content. The Content & Ratings QA tester is an entry level team member tasked with performing title content reviews, low-risk asset management, low- scope process improvement assignments, and other administrative duties. The Content & Ratings Tester is integral to our team's reputation for exemplary customer service. The Content & Ratings Tester works closely with the senior staff members to gain an understanding of how content analysis and risk identification impacts a title's global release and contributes to the business goals of our organization. Assigned projects will be considered low risk, with an aim towards helping C staff accomplish tasks that require additional resources or support. The Content & Ratings Tester will spend approximately 90% of their time on title review (collaborating with test teams) and content research-related tasks, with the remaining 10% spread across administrative tasks (archiving submission assets, updating equipment, investigating new techniques to optimize day-to-day operations, etc.). Responsibilities: Manage the responsibilities of the Content Risk Assessment Test Suite, with direction from senior staff, which may include: Communicate with QA testers throughout the Content Risk Assessment review for lower risk titles, support the senior staff on AAA/high profile titles. Review products and report content concerns through the Content Risk Assessment Research global perspectives around content concerns to assist in guiding teams on avoiding risk Capture requested video segments for use in various global review efforts Manage the responsibilities of the Global Age Rating Submission Process, with direction from senior staff, which may include: Communicate with QA testers throughout the Age Rating review for lower risk titles, support the senior staff on AAA/high profile titles. Review products for potential Age Rating concerns and scenes required for submission to Age Rating boards Provide feedback on questionable content areas present in the title Capture requested video examples Other Responsibilities: Track testing progress via Test Rail Enter and manage Jira tickets and required updates for Content Risk Assessment reviews Assist in providing information necessary for weekly reports Archiving of Age Rating and Content Risk Assessment assets and materials Qualifications: At least 1 year in the game industry Familiar with the general aspects of the QA testing life cycle Ability to multi-task effectively; Content & Ratings Testers deal with multiple projects and processes simultaneously, and they must be able to prioritize and handle tasks in an ever-shifting environment Basic knowledge of platform technology & Content & Ratings core services/systems/requirements Desired qualifications: Degree or equivalent certificate in the field of Business, Computer Science, Project Management and/or Communication from a fully accredited university/business lead course preferred At least 3 years in the game industry High level of knowledge around aspects of the QA testing life cycle Ability to multi-task effectively; Content & Ratings Testers deal with multiple projects and processes simultaneously, and they must be able to prioritize and handle tasks in an ever-shifting environment Basic knowledge of the Global Age Ratings Guidelines and Regulations, Legal & Business Affairs processes, and an understanding of the impact these processes have on the industry and our business General awareness of cultural and societal topics and concerns in global pop culture. Equal Opportunity Statement: Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

Keywords: PlayStation Global, San Diego , Game Test Analyst - Content & Ratings QA Tester, IT / Software / Systems , San Diego, California

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