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We are looking for a passionate, customer-focused team member to join our game studio as a Community Manager.

Your role will entail a range of activities to ensure users have the best day to day experience with our products. You will also take on some marketing responsibilities.

To be successful in this role you must be:
- Very passionate about gaming, both pc/console and mobile.
- Work well in teams.
- Super friendly and customer-focused.

Overview of Tasks:
- Be active in our Games (PixelStarships, and others)
- Actively communicate with users via Social Media, and post regular updates
- Setup support systems and configure wiki
- Respond to tickets on ZenDesk
- Work with other international community leads
- Write up PR and work with influencers/magazines
- May also be required to carry out some QA tasks

Extra points for:
- Proficiency in any art programs
- Proficiency in any second languages
- Proficiency in any programming languages
- Proficiency in SQL

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KIXEYE is looking for an Associate Quality Assurance Analyst to join the live browser based game, Battle Pirates. As a Quality Assurance Analyst, you will be hands-on with a team of similarly-minded quality defenders. We're seeking a person who is adept as a tester as well as someone who demonstrates quality ownership. We need someone to uphold the sanctity of the entertaining gaming experience! Is that you?

What you get to do every day:
- Evaluates features and develops manual test cases to new or modified game features
- Identifies and requests needs for QA testing
- Provides test results and metrics for game status to QA Lead when required
- Help develop testing procedures used to verify that functionality is according to requirements
- Help develop coverage for user acceptance, smoke, integration, regression, and functional testing
- Reviews new or modified game documentation to determine if game performs according to specs
- Recommends game improvements or corrections to interdepartmental staff
- Ensures testing is in place for validity of results, accuracy, reliability, and conformance to features
- Able to respond quickly to a dynamic and changing environment

What you bring to the role:
- Passion for games, interest in social games
- Desire quality and ownership in their daily tasks
- Ability to work at both detailed and abstract levels
- Excellent problem solving, analytical and technical trouble-shooting skills
- Proactive, communicates clearly, and takes ownership
- Experience diagnosing, reporting, tracking, and resolving issues
- Ability to stay focused on remedial tasks
- Ability to be flexible with their schedule
- A clear eye for detail

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KIXEYE is looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst to join the live browser-based game Battle Pirates. As a Quality Assurance Analyst, you will be hands-on with a team of similarly-minded quality enthusiasts. We're seeking a person who is adept as a tester as well as someone who demonstrates quality ownership.

What you get to do every day:

-Evaluates features and develops manual test cases to new or modified game features.
-Identifies and requests needs for QA testing.
-Provides test results and metrics for game status to QA Lead when required.
-Help develop testing procedures used to verify that functionality is according to requirements.
-Help develop coverage for user acceptance, smoke, integration, regression, and functional testing.
-Reviews new or modified game documentation to determine if game performs according to specs.
-Recommends game improvements or corrections to interdepartmental staff.
-Ensures testing is in place for validity of results, accuracy, reliability, and conformance to features.
-Able to respond quickly to a dynamic and changing environment.

What you bring to the role:

-Passion for games, interest in social games.
-Experience with social or free to play game QA testing.
-Desire quality and ownership in your daily tasks.
-Ability to work at both detailed and abstract levels.
-Excellent problem solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills.
-Proactive communicates clearly and takes ownership.
-Experience diagnosing, reporting, tracking, and resolving issues.
-Ability to stay focused on remedial tasks.
-A clear eye for detail.

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QA Analyst (NZ)
at Magic Leap, Inc.
New Zealand
Company Description

Have you ever longed to disintegrate your tyrannical robot overlord with your trusty raygun?

Of course you have, we all have; who needs motorised metal morons telling us what to do with our lives?!

Well now’s your chance to help thwart the mechanical menace by joining us at Weta Workshop and Magic Leap as we build Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders - a Mixed Reality Lightfield game built on Magic Leap’s world-changing new wearable tech.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand we are game-makers, filmmakers, musicians, artists and miscreants of all shapes and sizes. We embrace cultural diversity and individuality - Apply forthwith and let’s chat about how you might help us defeat the robot horde.
Job Description

We are looking for a QA Analyst with previous games industry experience to join our growing team in New Zealand and help us build the ultimate robot-disintegrating science fiction adventure.

As a member of our QA department, you will be an integral part of the core game development team. You will need to work closely with designers, programmers and content creators to identify, log and track issues to ensure they are resolved as quickly as possible. You will also be required to liaise closely with off-site QA, Standards and Compliance teams, assist with preparing and deploying builds and support both internal and external user tests.

Lastly, you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced team of industry veterans who are toiling hard to create something amazing and world-changing. What more could you ask for?
Responsibilities

Maintain high levels of communication with the development team and provide regular updates on bug status and progression.
Prepare, deploy and test game builds as required.
Generate and maintain test plans and use cases to ensure that all functional requirements are met.
Liaise with off-site QA teams to identify, test and verify Standards and Compliance issues
Work with developers to articulate acceptance criteria and communicate test efforts.
Provide feedback to development in regards to operational and performance requirements, as well as possible design improvements.

Requirements

Previous game development QA experience is essential.
Knowledge and understanding of traditional and novel testing methodologies.
Experience with Standards and Compliance testing.
Previous experience with hardware testing and maintenance is desirable, but not essential

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.

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  • AAA games, internationally recognised projects
  • Games room, coffee machines, table tennis & break out area
  • Fresh fruit, biscuits, ice cream & cake
  • Positive, friendly & casual working environment

Wargaming Sydney is looking for a Junior QA Tester who has experience / exposure in games development and is passionate about working in the games industry. You will work closely with developers as part of an agile development function, being involved in scrums etc. The successful applicant must have good communication skills, be able to work to deadlines and operate effectively as part of a team.

Essential skills/ experience:

  • Knowledge or experience in Technical QA
  • Manual testing experience
  • Knowledge or experience in Linux
  • Basic Jira experience
  • Solid knowledge/ understanding of the full SDLC
  • Development skills, knowledge of scripting languages e.g. Python, Pearl
  • Flexible, easy going attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desirable skills/ experience:

  • Experience within the gaming industry
  • Up-to-date knowledge of online videogame industry and games

 
If you believe that you are the right person for the role please hit the apply button or feel free to forward your resume by email to: jobs_sydney@wargaming.net
 
Please only apply for this role if you are authorised to work in Australia and hold the correct Visa. Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

About Wargaming:
Wargaming Sydney is the Australian branch of Wargaming.net.

The Sydney office works on the cutting edge online game engine called BigWorld Technology, used by Wargaming studios around the world to power games such as World of Tanks, which has over 100 million players.

BigWorld Technology is the product of a creative, dynamic and innovative team working in an environment that is challenging, exciting and constantly evolving.

We offer numerous opportunities for skilled individuals that have strong technical abilities, are passionate about the games industry, and enjoy solving technical and design challenges creatively.LGBT, challenging projects, innovative environment.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

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Job Type: Contract 3 months
The Position: QA Tester
Rate: $30K
Requirements: Must have or procure an ABN number

JOB DESCRIPTION

Bungarra is looking for a QA tester to manage all aspects of quality assurance for our title. Come work with an energetic game developer in Fremantle to help create the next generation of compelling mass market games for PC and PS3.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish QA guidelines and test processes for new pre-launch product
  • Work directly with team to test new features and upgrades for existing products
  • Clearly communicate the status of your products being tested to the team through status reports and updates
  • Ensure very high quality standards for this initial product
  • Create test cases for gameplay, test and re-test this initial product
  • Create test cases for hardware and software combination, test and re-test this initial product
  • Keep a bug database up to date and reflective of the current status of your products
  • Recommend streamlining of processes to improve test efficiency
  • Make suggestions for balance and game play improvement as needed
  • Work with Development Director and Customer Service staff to identify potentially problematic game areas and address problems accordingly
  • Work with programmers, producers and artists to fine-tune game features and changes before launching

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for individuals who have a strong demonstrable understanding of QA methodology. The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • University Degree or studying at University
  • Several years of game industry experience in Quality Assurance testing
  • Strong interest in sports games
  • Self-motivated, self-starter attitude appropriate for a initial product environment
  • Strong understanding of product life cycle of sports games and experience in shipping completed products
  • Experience writing test plans, test cases and internal email reports
  • Exceptional communication skills; verbal and written
  • Comfortable working with either Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and other platforms
  • Experience managing internal and external testers
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to adapt to changing deadlines, milestones and deliverables in a fast-paced work environment

HOW TO APPLY

  • Applicants must be able to work at our Fremantle studios and must already be a resident of Perth Western Australia. We are employing Perth based people only at this point. All interstate and overseas enquiries are appreciated, but as this is a position for current Perth based residents only, if you apply outside of our stringent requirements you may not receive a response.
  • Email only. No visits or phone calls, please.
  • Applications by COB Friday 9th September, 2011
  • The Subject line of your email must reference the job title and your name, like this: QA Tester: Last name, First name
  • Include your resume as an email attachment, preferably as a PDF or in Word 2003 or later format. Include links to online portfolio if applicable.
  • Make sure your resume also includes your name, address, phone, and email.
  • Send email to: admin@bungarra.com

*Principle applications only. No recruitment firms please*

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*** THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED ***

Position Summary

The QA Technical Analyst will work with the network and online teams to assist in the development, maintenance and effective running of the studio’s automated test suite. The successful applicant will work with game programmers, designers, artists and QA to develop and implement test plans ensuring comprehensive coverage of all game systems. They will assist in the management and administration of a dedicated farm of test consoles in addition to automatic utilisation of development console downtime. The intended outcome of this role is to improve the studio’s defect discovery and tracking.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of the unit test suite, integration with nightly and periodic builds.
  • Assist in the development of test plans and individual unit tests.
  • Work with game programmers, designers, artists and QA to ensure appropriate test coverage.
  • Assist in the management and administration of the console test farm and test servers.
  • Develop and manage the generation of defect tracking and unit test reports.
  • Write clean, professional, and maintainable code.
  • Accurately estimate tasks and complete them on time.
  • Communicate effectively with management and peers.
  • Performs other similar or related duties as necessary.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Proven experience programming in C/C++, C#, Python and/or equivalent languages.
  • Development experience on game engine tools and technology, preferably for consoles.
  • Deep understanding of Network concepts (protocols, topologies, NATs, bandwidth, latency, etc).
  • Web development experience.
  • Server administration.
  • Database design and implementation
  • Automated report generation.
  • Solid understanding of statistics, units and high data volumes.
  • QA Engineering experience highly desirable.
  • 3+ years programming on commercial or game products on PC, mobile or console.
  • Gamer.

Education

  • Bachelor degree in computer science (or similar) or equivalent industry experience.

*** THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED ***

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/10/10 - 5:24 PM Permalink

I worked at Team Bondi and I could identify a tonne of problems with the game. Should be an easy job.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 13/10/10 - 12:28 PM Permalink

My problem is that it's in sydney.. i hate sydney!

that, and i would have to move there, and i wouldn't move anywhere for a 3 month contract. I love games, i love working on them, but i don't love it THAT much.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 13/10/10 - 10:36 PM Permalink

It ends December 2010, it's already mid-October, so 2.5 months (assuming it starts immediately). If it takes them a couple of weeks to fill, then that's only 2 months.

To the previous poster though - Sydney could use more game jobs (even if short-term contract), how do you think Sydneysiders feel about every opening in Melbourne?

Team Bondi is an independent game development company based in Sydney, Australia. Headed up by Brendan McNamara and featuring a team of seasoned games professionals, Team Bondi will produce next-generation console titles.

We are offering a quality salary and lifestyle package to the right individuals.

We are looking for an experienced QA Analyst. The successful candidate will have been involved in the QA process within video game development and preferably shipped a console title. Attention to detail and methodical work practices are key.

This is a 3 months contract position (ending at the end of December 2010)

If you think you can take on the challenge, drop us a line at Jobs@teambondi.com

Role & Responsibilities

  • Identify problems with the game and log them into the database
  • Work directly with Design, Code and Art Teams to provide immediate test support
  • Contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the bug database

Required Skills

  • Previous experience in testing software within game development (Lead Analyst or higher a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Well organised and efficient
  • As we are at the finishing stages of the project, the ability to be able to commit to long hours is essential.
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Team Bondi is an independent game development company based in Sydney, Australia. Headed up by Brendan McNamara and featuring a team of seasoned games professionals, Team Bondi will produce next-generation console titles.

We are offering a quality salary and lifestyle package to the right individuals.

We are looking for an experienced QA Analyst, with a technical understanding within the IT industry. The successful candidate will have been involved in the QA process within video game development and preferably shipped a title. Attention to detail and methodical work practices are key.

This is a 6 months contract position.

Role & Responsibilities

* Contribute to Player Control quality and response
* Feedback and testing of the Game Controls to make the game highly accessible
* Feedback and testing for animations and camera systems
* Feedback and testing of behaviour for the AI Team
* Feedback and testing of Art Assets
* Liaising with the Design, Code and Art Teams working on feature set specifications
* Feedback and testing of Internal Tools

Required Skills

* Previous experience in testing software within game development
* Knowledge and understanding in creating and maintaining test plans
* Technical knowledge understanding of verbal communication skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Outstanding attention to detail
* Well organised and efficient

If you think you can take on the challenge, please send a cover letter and CV to: Jobs@teambondi.com

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