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QA Engineer / Testing Manager - Light Pong
Published
October 15, 2021
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
Category

Description

Background
Light Pong is the world's first 1-dimensional game console. The most epic new addition to your Saturday night that you didn't even know you needed. Play solo or challenge a friend on one of the many games; pick it up and play - whether you're 6 or 106; light up the room with awesome lighting effects. Endless fun, anywhere. Light Pong’s games are programmed on a single line, which is why we call it a 1D console. Light Pong is the console for easy-to-play games that still involve mastery.

 

Companion App

Light Pong was designed to be simple of course, but we still wanted to create something dynamic and open to customization. Enter the Companion App. Not only will the app allow you to play other games, it will also let you customize Light Pong in creative ways such as choosing the light colors, or switching to ambient mode. Compatible with Android and iOS, the Companion App is also high in utility.

Developers will be able to take their games, put them in a virtual cartridge, and upload them to our online marketplace. Once there, other users will be able to find games and upload the cartridges straight to their Light Pong units - using the Light Pong Companion App! This means that even if you have no interest in developing games for Light Pong, you will still have easy access to new and original content from other developers right at your fingertips.

Developer Tools and Desktop Applications

Light Pong runs on a microcontroller executing a small Python interpreter. Using this alongside our development framework, Developers will be able to easily create custom Light Pong games, or mod our Light Pong games! We’re also planning for our framework to have specific integration with the Light Pong Companion App - like being able to read/write game-specific data between the app and a Light Pong unit. This opens up a huge range of possibilities for developers. We want to provide ways for any developer to create their own games on Light Pong without the learning curve of writing microcontroller code.

The Role
We’re looking for a QA Engineer / Testing Manager who is comfortable with testing hardware (Light Pong device) and software (companion app and Desktop app).

Companion app
Create test cases for app backends. Conduct app testing and feedback.

Firmware testing
Create test cases for Light Pong Python and the Light Pong Development Framework

Game production
Test first party Light Pong games and report any found bugs.

Desktop application and tools QA and testing
Create test cases for the Light Pong desktop application and developer tools

Game server backend
Create necessary test cases for game server backends, and bug test

Dev portal field tests
Create test cases for the Light Pong developer portal backend, and bug test

Our Ideal Candidate

Has evidence of relevant work
Examples of test cases written with code coverage reports
Is comfortable working with other team members to organize playtests and collect related information
Is capable of writing software testing solutions for multiple projects
Is familiar with C, TypeScript, and Python

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