Quality Assurance Tester

Job Summary

Responsible for the quality assurance testing of assigned console and handheld games in development for the North American market.

Responsibilities

  • Examines and analyzes video game content for bugs.
  • Documents bugs found in the games.
  • Writes error reports which are sent to the development team for rectification. When the error has been fixed by the development team, the QA tester verifies that the fix works properly.
  • Communicates with Quality Assurance team to ensure deadlines are being met.
  • Creates internal guides and materials.
  • Uploads error reports to appropriate databases. Maintains databases to ensure up-to-date information has been entered.
  • Conducts industry research of comparable video games by examining and evaluating competitors’ games and creating game reports.
  • Maintains confidentiality of games that have not been released to the public.
  • Overtime is encouraged during impending deadlines but is not mandatory.
  • Other related duties as required.

Knowledge and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge of video games. Familiarity with games consoles and handheld games.
  • Basic ability and dexterity in playing video games.
  • Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Internet.
  • Minimum typing skills 40 WPM.
  • Knowledge of the entertainment software industry.
  • Prior writing experience a plus.

Competencies, Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to multi‑task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and willingness to independently navigate areas of unfamiliarity.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Strong word processing and other computer skills.
  • Independent worker (i.e., takes initiative and works well with little supervision).
  • Efficient and productive.
  • Japanese language skills and experience working with Japanese corporations (not required, but a plus).
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