Post by Rich Young Post by Phil
Xbox. Well apparently EA has such utterly retarded testers as to not
That's because EA doesn't hire "real" QA testers, they pay maybe $10 an hour
for the testing contractors they hire. They won't even respond to a
resume from a QA professional.
As should anyone who gets a resume from a *MORONIC ASSHOLE* who's
stupid enough to refer to themself as a QA professional.
Ouch nothing. A good QA professional is a valuable commodity. A lab I
work with recently went through an FDA audit, as part of an initiative
to enable them to sell a medical product into the US.
In their case, they needed somone with: familiarity with ISO9000
Compliant Quality Systems Manuals, both technical and practical
experience working within the FDA regulations, with experience setting
up and operating an FDA compliant QA program, including risk assesment,
devising and implementing appropriate monitoring, process management,
software/hardware/systems validation, inventory control (from a QA
perspective), manufacturing, and practical experience trending data
collected by QA monitoring to detect and act upon QA issues.
These aren't exactly run-of-the-mill anybody can do it qualifications.
Sure any decent Computer Science or Engineering graduate would have a
working knowledge of the *principles* behind QA, ISO9000 and the FDA
regs, but practical intimate experience in those areas, and knowledge of
both what the precise requirements of the various certifications are,
what of the thousands of paragraphs of regulations apply to a scenario,
and then how to actually apply those requirements to a given
manufacturing scenario merits a legitimate and respectable career unto
In the labs case I mentioned they ended up hiring a consultant who was
an ex-FDA auditor, who specialized exclusively in assisting
manufacturers in bringing their QA systems up to FDA regulatory
compliance. This includes helping US-domestic labs that failed an audit,
to helping foriegn labs adapt their pre-existing QA programs to
additionally comply with US FDA regulations - by identifying any
compliance gaps and prescribing action plans to bridge them, organized
by the priority. (After all of the thousands of regulations, the FDA
places greater import/emphasis on some of them, but usually only after a
few audits does one determine which those are. ;)