Giant Squid is looking for a QA tester who is a gifted organizer and passionate about games. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that our entire team has clear and current visibility regarding the state of the build throughout development. You will be testing our current game Sword of the Sea every day, looking for bugs and potential issues as changes come in. Communicating with the team to ensure that they know everything they need to implement fixes is a critical aspect of the role. A persistent, patient, and proactive mindset will be crucial as you help us achieve a high level of quality. Our ideal candidate will have prior QA experience, but we are also considering passionate and talented newcomers. All are encouraged to apply.

Logging tickets in our bug database and keeping it up to date will be a central way that our QA Tester will keep the team informed. We will rely on you to enter clearly written bug reports that include concise reproduction steps, screen captures, and video captures, when applicable. When issues get addressed, we will look to you for help updating tickets and keeping the database clean and current. You will also be communicating directly with game designers, programmers, artists, and producers to ensure bugs get squashed.

Giant Squid is a small but seasoned team of award-winning game developers, known for making ABZÛ and The Pathless. The innovative and beautiful game experiences that we make spring from a team culture that is friendly, open, and inclusive. We are looking for a team player who fits right into close-knit small team development and shares our excitement for learning, wearing multiple hats, and stepping outside of regular workflows to make things happen.

This is a contract remote position, and we are a fully remote team. We operate mainly in the PST time zone and prefer that your location is in a time zone relatively close to ours – ideally within 3 hours from Pacific Time.

- Ensure the team has constant awareness about the state of the build
- Consistently test our game project and enter clear, well written bugs in our bug database
- Maintain our bug database to make sure it is up to date
- Communicate directly with designers, programmers and artists to ensure bugs get fixed
- Work with our producers to manage and communicate with an outsourced QA team

- Natural organizer
- Proactive coordinator
- Clear communicator
- Passionate and experienced gamer

- Have shipped at least one title in a QA role or equivalent experience
- experience with various task tracking software
- Interest in other areas of game development

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