Competitive Integrity QA Analyst

Job typeGame Development/Publishing
BusinessWB Games:International
LocationCanada - Montreal, Quebec
TypeFull Time
Posted DateFeb. 15, 2021
WB Games Montréal, a division on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), seeks a creative & imaginative individual with either a Software Development or Network Admins backgrouns to join our team as a Competitive Integrity QA Analyst. The Competitive Integrity QA Analyst will be responsible for analyzing, investigating and informing Development Teams regarding exploits across a range of titles published by WB Games. The Competitive Integrity QA Analyst will act as a mentor and leader to the QA Analysts within that team.

Reporting directly within the QA Certification Team, the successful candidate will primarily focus on finding, replicating and exploring exploits for online connected titles. The intent of this role is to support development teams with the goal to ensure as fair a playing field as possible for our Customers. The role will also engage in measures to ensure protection of game economy mechanics. In addition, the role will perform datamining operations; ensuring the business is well prepared for data that can be exposed to players in major releases across the full range of WB Games Titles.

Job Responsibilities
  • Work closely within the QA team to schedule test passes, understand & explore live exploits as they emerge, demonstrate areas of weakness before titles/updates are launched.
  • Work closely with Developers at remote studios to identify and aid in resolution of game exploits or other related problems affecting titles in test or released into live environment.
  • Design, develop & maintain a variety of tools to meet the needs of a fast-paced, evolving live game environment.
  • Coach more junior team members from the QA Team in usage of tools designed to interefere with normal operation of our titles.
  • Build Tools using industry standard APIs as necessary to test our titles

Work Experience
  • 3+ years video game and/or software development experience
  • 3+ years experience with Powershell, Python or other scripting language
  • Experience developing/testing for Xbox, PC or PlayStation for AAA titles

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification

  • B.S. in Computer Science or other relevant field.

  • Proficient in one or more programming languages
  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle in general and video-games in particular.
  • Experience with development best practices such as source control, continuous integration, unit testing, design patterns and agile development methodologies (Agile/Scrum)
  • Understanding of common networking protocols
  • Experienced in usage of network capture tools such as Wireshark, Fiddler or WinPCap.
  • Technologies/Platforms – Scripting languages, C++, or UE4 Blueprint modules/plugins
  • Knowledge of Database design and implementation.
  • Candidate should be a self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Soft skills: Excellent customer service skills, team player, motivated, responsible, dynamic, punctual, enjoy solving problems, and have an entrepreneurial spirit.

Nice To Have
  • Advanced knowledge & experience using Cheatengine or other mod tools
  • Experience specifically with UE4 Anti-cheat
  • Experience in using datamining tools, decoding files, editing of config files
  • Experience with speedrunner
  • Proficient in Jira, Confluence
  • Knowledge of titles built using Unreal Engine 4
  • Usage of source control repository (Perforce, Github)
Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.

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