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Blackbird Interactive is a creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio where the best talent in the industry can find long-term careers to help grow their abilities while working on a wide range of projects, which encompass world-class IPs as well as our own creations across multiple genres.

In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week as well as supporting in-studio, remote within Canada, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

We are looking for Quality Assurance Analysts to work on-site alongside a world leading cross-discipline Virtual Reality team, to execute testing and workflow requirements using state-of-the-art virtual reality simulation equipment and proprietary software.

You will work alongside your team members in the operation of the VR rigs, analysts will provide feedback on best practices and workflow improvements.

Some requirements include:

-Ability to physically operate VR equipment for a... maximum of 4 hours a shift non-consecutively

-Work on site

-Able to work morning and evenings on a rotating schedule

• Use state-of-the-art virtual reality equipment, performing a variety of physical test cases to be captured within the Studio’s proprietary software
• Monitor the actions of other Analysts using the VR equipment
• Learn to use the VR simulators while keeping the integrity of the hardware (motion capture/teleop rig) in mind
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute new, best practices, and workflows
• Effectively communicate the status of test cases to department
• Leads and development teams
• Author and update tickets within the project database
• Provide daily status updates and trends to QA Leadership and the development team.

• A minimum of 1 year experience in a Quality Assurance role
• Work on-site for the entirety of the contracted period
• Basic proficiency with Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies
• Manual dexterity required to operate VR equipment
• Experience with Video Games QA process and testing terminology
• Working knowledge of business tools such as email, spreadsheets, word processors etc.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills across multiple audiences.
• Ability to work within a highly functional cross-discipline team.
• Willing to work on a flexible schedule when necessary
• Must be able to stand / move around for long periods of time
• Must be comfortable wearing a VR headset and being in a Virtual environment for extended periods of time

• Strong understanding of Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies
• Basic working understanding of Linux
• Proficiency in scripting languages, such as JavaScript or Python
• Familiarity with 3D packages, or video game engines
• Experience with database software such as Jira

Additional Information
• Full time 6 month contract
• Morning and evening shifts
• 4 day work shifts cycling between Monday to Friday

$52,000 - $68,000 a year
The compensation range reflects the minimum and maximum base annual salaries specific to candidates residing in Vancouver, BC. Pay offered will be determined based on factors such as relevant business and candidate factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant training or education, geographic location, and organizational needs.

Vacation & Extras

+ 4-day, 32-hour work week for all full-time staff

+ Mentorship program

+ Skunkworks internal game jam program

+ 4 weeks paid vacation per year

+ 11 paid stat holidays

+ 3 paid days per year for professional development

+ December holiday studio closure (extra paid time off!)

+ Comprehensive health/dental benefits from day 1

+ Life insurance

+ $300 Healthcare Spending Account per annum

+ RRSP matching

+ Profit-sharing bonus program

If applying for an artistic role, please provide a link to your portfolio and/or demo reel.

Any questions about the role and/or accessibility requests can be sent to: [email protected]

Unfortunately, we cannot reply to everyone. Only successful applicants will be contacted about the next steps. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are interested in the role, please apply even if your experience and skills don’t perfectly match our ideal credentials. We are committed to inclusion and especially encourage members of historically marginalized communities to apply. As an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. BBI does not discriminate against applicants based on gender, race, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Blackbird Interactive is privileged to be developing our projects on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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