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Quality Assurance Tester

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About Us


5 Lives Studios was founded by five industry veterans who banded together in the wake of the Australian games industry's near-collapse. Having worked together in various studios for almost a decade, they decided to set out on their own independent venture to create the games they've always want to make. Between them, they've worked on a wide variety of genres and properties, including Syndicate, Grand Theft Auto, Darksiders, Star Wars, and more.

About the job

5 Lives Studios is looking for an in-house Quality Assurance Tester for an exciting new IP. Join the team nominated for Best Art in the Australian Game Developer Awards in 2020. Your task is to ensure the game’s quality is upheld and work with the development team to upkeep a fun and engaging user experience.

The role will be fixed term part-time, and the applicant must be available to work on-site in West End, Brisbane.

We are actively looking to diversify our team and are particularly interested in applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, underrepresented groups, women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the development team to ensure game features and user experience are kept to a high standard.
  • Create test plans for game features and execute them.
  • Identify and report bugs found during development.
  • Triage issues found and reported so they can be resolved within development timelines.
  • Manage escalated bugs and issues with the Producer efficiently and effectively.
  • Contribute ideas and feedback to the company and games they produce. 

Selection Criteria

  • High attention to detail and strong problem solving skills.
  • Positive, self motivated attitude with good communication, verbal and written.
  • Ability to both receive and give constructive feedback.

Bonus Skills

  • Experience with test management software (Practitest, Testrail etc)
  • Understanding of source control and task tracking software. 
  • Experience with multiple console platforms (Xbox, Playstation, PC etc.)


  • Unity
  • Jira and Confluence
  • Google Suite (Docs, Sheets), Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Plastic Source Control (Training available)


Position:  Fixed term part-time On-Site

Language:  English, Verbal and Written. 

Location:  West End, Brisbane, Australia

Salary:  Depends on Experience