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We are Grinding Gear Games, creators of the award-winning dark fantasy Action RPG Path of Exile. We're a world-class studio of more than 180 developers based in Auckland, New Zealand and we're currently expanding the Path of Exile 2 development team.

We seek Quality Assurance Testers to join our incredibly talented team.

Location: On-site in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Relocation assistance (for the right candidate, if needed)
Full time position - 40 hours a week

The position includes the following duties:

  • Testing new Path of Exile content and features to find issues.
  • Communicating these problems to the development team through our issue tracking software.
  • Following up on the state of these problems and working with developers to resolve them.
  • Checking candidate builds of content updates and patches for problems by going through checklists.
  • Scripting automated test-cases and improving our testing tools.

Additionally, the position includes the following duties, and any duties reasonably incidental to these duties:

  • Designing and reviewing game balance mechanics for Path of Exile from concept to implementation
  • Overseeing game production for Path of Exile
  • Editing metadata 

We are seeking someone with:

  • At least 1000 hours of experience with our game, Path of Exile. Our game is extremely complicated and members of our quality assurance team require vast experience with all aspects of the game. While there is some training, it is vital that you already fully understand the game itself in order to apply for this role.
  • A qualification in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Game Design or equivalent AND;
  • 1 year of relevant work experience

What we offer:

Our work hours are flexible, with core hours from 11.00am to 3.30pm.

We have a huge selection of free drinks for all the staff to enjoy while working. Think of a convenience store's range of drinks a few metres from your desk! Our rec rooms are stocked up daily with healthy snacks and a rotating range of seasonal fresh fruit and yoghurt, and catered meals are offered every week as part of our Monday mid-morning meetings.

When the work is done, we invite all staff to attend our expansion launch parties and Christmas parties to celebrate the effort they've put towards Path of Exile.

How to apply:

If you meet the above requirements, please email your resume and a cover letter to with your name and role you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls or agencies, please.