Quality Analyst 6/29/2018

Akili Interactive Labs Larkspur, CA

Larkspur, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The job

Akili Interactive is looking for a Quality Analyst to join our ground-breaking software development team. You will test new and existing features on multiple platforms and devices in an Agile-like software development environment, while being empowered to contribute to a unique and collaborative work environment.

Here's what it entails

* Assist with owning a robust testing strategy with the ability to maintain flexibility and adaptability as necessary

* Maintain a schedule for testing tasks while tracking completion dates and managing risk mitigation strategies

* Communicate project direction to the disciplines and ensure that they are aware of pertinent information and priorities

* Maintaining an excellent understanding of the products, critical issues, and ensuring a high standard of entry and bug severity

* Provide accurate and timely weekly velocity reports and daily reports where necessary

* Resilient personality to be able to continuously push our development team to comply with our healthcare partners in government regulations & industry standards

* Be a part of a high-energy team focused on delivering a new paradigm in digital health

Here's what you need

* Bachelor's Degree required

* 3+ years of experience working in the game development industry as a Tester, Test Lead, or Quality Analyst

* Experience launching mobile games and/or applications

* Experience being integrated into a full development cycle from pre-production to post-launch

* Excitement for trying something new and industry-changing

* Ability to attend to our office in Larkspur, CA

* A genuine eagerness to improve the lives of others

* Passion for testing with a rich understanding of QA methodologies

* Experience with off-site QA vendors and developing test plans all while promoting project visibility

* Ownership over product submissions and releases

* A keen eye for identifying risks associated with any request to deviate from known test processes

* Passionate about new cross-industry products, especially with new technology and mediums

* An understanding of software development processes

* Ability to recognize test case deficiencies and propose improvements

* Strong attention to detail and amazing communication skills

* Ability to save a small village from a rabid anteater outbreak with only a straw and some cheese

It's great if you also have

* Experienced tester with the ability to rapidly familiarize with game-play elements

* High standards of work and willingness to meet and exceed expectations

* Adaptability and desire to improve processes

* Proactively help and assist colleagues and maintain a can do attitude when under pressure

* Clear and concise communicator both written and verbally

* Advanced knowledge of Atlassian products

* Knowledge of Project Methodologies (Agile, Scrum, etc)

* Advanced technical proficiency and an understanding of different platforms, hardware and peripherals

* Ability to work unsupervised and maintain focus and commitment

* Advanced knowledge of departmental processes

* Passion and enthusiasm for the role and the company

* Adaptability and desire to improve processes

Akili - The company

Akili Interactive (www.akiliinteractive.com) is creating an entirely new class of medicine that combines rigorous scientific validation with engaging video game mechanics.

We are pioneering the field of digital therapeutics, creating, producing, and validating digital medicines designed to directly treat disease. Akili's flagship product, Project: EVO, is based on technology developed at UCSF that was featured as the cover article in Nature under the headline "Game Changer".

Akili was founded by leading neuroscientists and top-tier game design veterans to create gaming experiences that are designed to have measurable health impacts in multiple patient populations. Akili has partnerships with top pharmaceutical companies, and has received recent recognition in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, and The Verge..

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