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Hiring kit: Game tester

Originally Published:
Nov 2017

Game testing requires more than just the ability to play games. A successful candidate must be able to identify, isolate, and explain bugs and design flaws as part of the development team. This kit contains a job description, sample interview questions, and basic want ad to help you find the best candidates for the job.

From the job description:

Duties and responsibilities
The game tester will:

  • Identify, isolate, regress, and communicate issues, defects, and errors to the development team effectively and efficiently.
  • Log and track bugs in a database or other designated platform.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the systems assigned to them and communicate progress, evaluate status, and make risk assessments.
  • Support the development team with issues and perform root cause analysis.
  • Work in a collaborative quality assurance environment, executing individual tasks and group assignments.
  • Create, maintain, and execute test cases to provide end-to-end testing coverage.
  • Execute tasks through the use of in-house and third-party testing tools.
  • Promote improvements and efficiencies in quality assurance procedures, processes, and methods.
  • Partner with other quality assurance support groups to ensure alignment of testing focus and tasks.
  • Identify any spelling or grammatical errors within the text of the game or in the game documentation.
  • Work with producers to break down high-level goals into tasks, timelines, and requirements.

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