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Quality Assurance (QA) Business Season 2024 – 2025 Student Associate Program

Sphere Entertainment Co. (NYSE: SPHR) is a premier live entertainment and media company. The Company includes Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium powered by cutting-edge technologies to redefine the future of entertainment. The first Sphere venue in Las Vegas opened in September 2023. In addition, the Company includes MSG Networks, which operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, as well as a direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming product, MSG+, delivering a wide range of live sports content and other programming. More information is available at sphereentertainmentco.com.

Who are we hiring?

As the Quality Assurance (QA) Tester Student Associate for MSG (Madison Square Garden) Ventures’ Interactive Team, you will have the opportunity to learn and work with cutting edge technology and get a glimpse to the future of entertainment. You’ll work alongside the talented Interactive team and execute tests for applications, games and tools while assuring high quality releases for mobile, PC, VR/AR platforms and ultimately the Sphere venue platform. This role will work most closely with QA team members and report directly to the QA Lead.

What will you do?

Student Associate Program Overview 

We believe in developing talent and helping to create the leaders of tomorrow. One way we do this is through our Student Associate Program. This program is designed to create real, valuable opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn, grow, and explore MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports, and Sphere. As a Student Associate, you will gain valuable experience that will be applicable throughout your career. While participating in the Student Associate Program, students will have the opportunity to work with our employees to get a full understanding of the business. We also provide additional learning and development opportunities through an executive speaker series, mentorship program, career development workshops, and other social events.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product, Development, and QA team members to test new features and content for PC, mobile and VR/AR applications.
  • Meticulously record test results using Test Rail’s test case management tool.
  • Write detailed bug reports using Jira and track in-progress tickets from creation to “Done.”
  • Be part of the testing process in a software development cycle. You’ll have an opportunity to learn what goes into Test Planning as well as exploring and executing tests for an exciting new platform and playtest it in our new and exciting test facility!
  • While the role is a hybrid role, it is expected for the QA personnel to be available most days of the week especially on team, internal and external testing days.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Have some experiencing or high interest in testing games, apps, and tools for iOS, Android, VR/AR, PC platforms. A plus if you have tested console games.
  • Utilized or familiar with bug tracking software like Jira and Test Case management programs like Test Rail. 
  • Great oral, written and listening skills and time management skills. 
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • A willingness to learn with great curiosity.
  • A person that is passionate about the field and position that not only works great alone but strives as a team player!

Bonus Points:

    • Experience with Agile-Scrum methodology.
    • Written Test Plans and Test Cases from small features to new app / tool development against different sets of devices, browsers, hardware, and operating systems.
    • Have experience in school-led or individual-led app or video game projects.
    • Additional games development skills and interests (game engineering, production, game design, game art, graphic design) a definite plus, including familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud, Unity, Unreal and other common games industry software.

Availability: 

  • Must be available to work minimum 21 hours a week (3 business days)/maximum 35 hours a week. Must be available October 2024 – April 2025.
  • Role is based in Burbank, CA. No location flexibility. 

Application deadline is May 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. 

A resume is required for submitting an application. 

When applying, please select “College/Universities” when asked “How did you hear about this opportunity?” and then select your respective institution. 

Hourly Pay Range
$22.50$28.50 USD

At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required.