Discussion about Riot Quality Assurance

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RiotDaemon

QA Lead

12-03-2012
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Originally Posted by Muffinstien View Post
Thanks. I don't have any notable experience in QA, but data collection/analysis has always been a strong suit of mine, plus I'm working on a degree in comp sci. Figured it was worth looking into.
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Originally Posted by Calys Teneb View Post
Honestly, it usually entails things that aren't that different from data collection. A strong logical approach to a problem, the ability to analyze and define the root causes of bugs/issues, identifying, designing, and implementing a logical, reliable system to detect related problems or tools to assist the team, a passion for improving the product.
This is very true. I have a masters degree in research psychology and program evaluation and the data collection and analysis skills were very easily translatable to QA.


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Originally Posted by Calys Teneb View Post
It's very, VERY grindy work. Many, many, many people come into the QA field because they want to test games and it's very approachable at an early level. Many, many, many people get burned out on it quickly but if you stay with it it can be rewarding. A lot of QAs go on to be SDETS or PMs.
Our QA works alittle differently here. I would be lying if I said it wasn't ever grindy or repetitive but, we try to write testplans for automation and vendor QA to run while analysts focus more on destructive and specialized testing.


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AuV2 AaronKiwi

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12-03-2012

Any job opportunities in other countrys, say Australia. now or in the future?


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RyuuMasken

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12-04-2012

So, I've been really interested in the Game Analyst position for a while now. I feel as if I meet every criteria(except for elo because I wanted to wait for S3 changes and settle into new preferred roles/champions before hitting ranked), but everything I have done to fit those criteria have just been things that I have... y'know, done.

I'm not really sure how to strongly convey that I currently do and can perform everything listed(and more!) when all I can say about it is "yeah, I can totally do that". One piece of advice I read before was to just make games! so I gathered some friends and am working on a project with them right now specifically to beef up my portfolio, but I am wondering if there is anything else I could work at to strengthen my resume when I get the elo to apply.

Thanks in advance, I love you guys <3


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xRealNinjuzx

Senior Member

12-04-2012

I've applied for a QA job with Riot multiple times, but I guess I just don't fit the mold.

Best of luck, applicants!


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Sol Badguy

Senior Member

12-04-2012

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Originally Posted by RiotDaemon View Post
I remember you Sol. I'll make sure you're resume is looked at as long as you mentioned Sol in your resume. Which position did you apply for?

!! I emailed you a while ago, we really need to catch up, yeah? Also I applied for Associate Gameplay Analyst, but I was considering also applying for something in release QA?

Also I sent it in with my real name [Allen Kenda] but my summoner IS in the resume. Catch my email and shoot me one, yeah?


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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

12-04-2012

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Originally Posted by Sol Badguy View Post
I wish you luck in the future. I'm sure you'll find something long-term that you enjoy :3
Aside from writing, working at Riot would be a fun job (cough cough hint hint mumble mumble). You also might want to resubmit a more recent resume/cover letter to Riot, I know I rewrote mine and edited it to death before I finally hit submit.


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sh0Cked PT

Junior Member

12-10-2012

Just noticed this thread actually got unburied! Thanks Bufo the Jig. I also sent in my app recently. I was a bit worried because I only applied for one position, but I feel that I could synergize in various positions, but I didn't think a recruiter/HR person would want to look at the same app showing up 5 times. Do you guys look at resume's for specific positions, or do you flag them as "potentially useful in this other area" ?


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Calys Teneb

Senior Member

12-10-2012

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Originally Posted by RiotDaemon View Post
This is very true. I have a masters degree in research psychology and program evaluation and the data collection and analysis skills were very easily translatable to QA.



Our QA works alittle differently here. I would be lying if I said it wasn't ever grindy or repetitive but, we try to write testplans for automation and vendor QA to run while analysts focus more on destructive and specialized testing.
Interesting, so it's not that much different than what I'm doing currently...

Daemon, assuming that you check the thread again, would you be willing to review my resume? I'm trying to get a few people to look over its tailoring and such before applying. I would also prefer to have permission before I sent it to your email.

Or if any other QA wants to look at it too, that would be appreciated