Paradox Interactive is looking for a dedicated and passionate Internal Quality Assurance Tester for its Grand Strategy Studio in Sitges, Spain!
As an Internal QA Tester at Paradox Tinto, you will help the Studio deliver the best quality content by testing and analyzing, in various stages of development, every aspect of Europa Universalis. You will be working as part of the development team and providing valuable data and analysis internally on all aspects of the game.
Read on to learn how you can be part of a fun and talented team!
Your role will encompass a wide range of QA responsibilities, including but not limited to traditional bug-testing duties, reporting community issues, analyzing the quality of the game from a player's perspective, feedback on game design choices, and assessing the general playability and fun factor of the game. Day-to-day work will involve maintaining bug databases, playtesting, collaborating with the wider team, and being able to efficiently share information across all the departments at Tinto.
This role will require strong interpersonal skills, you have a strong sense of independence and an ability to take long-term ownership of your duties.
You also have the ability to estimate your tasks and collaborate with technical and non-technical colleagues.We value candidates who are independent, have a strong work ethic but also work well as part of a team. Having an analytical mindset and the willingness to learn multiple facets of game development, are crucial to succeed in this role.
We encourage applicants from a range of experiences and backgrounds,
Help create effective strategies around testing all aspects of Europa Universalis
Help create & maintain test cases in collaboration with the QA Coordinator
Identify and report issues in our Bug Tracking Database according to internal standards
Assist in managing the Bug Tracking Database to ensure it reflects the most current state of the product by gathering additional information and performing regression testing
Provide a wide range of feedback to developers around the product at every step in development
Assist in documenting testing processes and general QA reports in collaboration with the Associate Producer
Communicate & collaborate with Outsourced QA on a daily basis
Assist with testing areas that fall outside of the feature set of the product (ie compatibility testing)
The skills we're searching for..
Broad experience in playing Europa Universalis games
Good communication skills
Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Strong analytical skills in reviewing all design-related information and interpreting areas of risk in testing, user impact, project prioritization
Passion for Paradox Grand Strategy Games
Strategy gaming experience of competitors
Familiar with common game development methodologies (ie scrum, etc.)
Experience working in Quality Assurance, ideally on games or other fast paced entertainment software
Experience in or high level of knowledge of the QA game development cycle
Familiar with testing on a variety of operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.) and release platforms (Steam, Game Pass for PC, etc.)
Experience with bug reporting tools such as Mantis or JIRA
Organized & Detail oriented
Experience with Test Automation
Knowledge of scripting languages (Python, EU4 script)
Scope: Full-time (Permanent)
Location: Sitges, Barcelona (Spain)
WFH/WFO: At least 3 days/week of mandatory WFO
Reports to: Head of Operations
Important information about the process:
When you apply for the position, you will receive an invite to a digital interview with the chatbot Hubert, which takes about 10-15 minutes. We would like you to respond to the interview within 48 hours if possible. Please check this article before the interview for tips and tricks: https: // my.hubert.ai/advice-before-hubert-interview/en
The purpose of the Hubert interview is to give all candidates the opportunity to tell more about themselves and for us to ensure that all candidates are assessed in the same way, regardless of gender, age, and ethnicity.
Paradox Tinto is one of the latest additions to the Paradox Interactive Studio family. Founded in 2020, this Studio was established by a small and dedicated team of industry veterans led by Johan Andersson & Sonia Linares. Building on our experience from Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio, we are creating awesome content for the Europa Universalis franchise, the grand strategy game that started it all twenty years ago!
At Paradox Tinto we work in a small, gameplay-focused team, where everyone is part of crafting the player experience and has an input on the design of the game. We believe that game development should be fun and strive for a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere. Being a small studio built from the ground up, we expect everyone to contribute to the development of the studio and its culture.
We are also proud of having accessible experienced managers that lead you and care about you. Your contributions are important to us, the whole studio and the games we make.
You will be close to the final product, our community and our fans - we will encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams.
Work/Life balance is important to us also, so our development plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon and not encouraged).
Our office is located 300m from one of the beaches of a very picturesque Mediterranean coastal city called Sitges. It is well connected by public transportation but also within walking distance from restaurants, bars, pharmacies, supermarkets, stores, hotels, etc.
Sitges is barely 20 min away by car/bus from El Prat, Barcelona's International Airport, and not only offers 17 different beaches around its own coastline (“Costa del Garraf”), but also offers an average of 300 days of sun a year! This warm and sunny weather is perfect to enjoy outdoor sports and leisure activities with your family and friends around the area; while mountain lovers still have the option to enjoy a wide range of all-year-round mountain activities in the Pyrenees, only 2h drive away.
In addition, this historical and diverse town will captivate you with its cultural events, Mediterranean food, and its excellent Spanish wine of course!
https: // www. visitsitges.com/es/
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