Mid/Senior QA Tester

*Please note you will need to have working rights in Australia. At this stage, we cannot sponsor a working visa. This is an in-person, on-location position.*

Big Ant Studios are looking for a highly talented and motivated Mid/Senior Quality Assurance to play a key role in the studio.

Join us in making some of consoles and PCs biggest sports titles from our centrally located Melbourne studio.

Quality assurance (QA) testers play a critical role in delivering high-quality, functioning games to customers. They test and evaluate new and existing scenarios to identify and help remove bugs, glitches, and other user experience issues.

The core areas of focus for this role are:

  • Follow Big Ant QA processes, provide embedded support to the development team & set the highest standards in testing to support the requirements of multiple ongoing projects.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of the mechanics and rules of sports titles being created.
  • Methodically recreate bugs and provide accurate information to assist with fixing problems.
  • Communicate well to all levels of staff within the Big Ant team, both verbally & via effective high-quality bug reports.
  • Regularly execute test cases throughout the project life cycle.
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out efficiently & all instructions are followed accurately and methodically.
  • Provide feedback, suggestions, and improvements to assist with the overall design of the game.
  • Provide assistance where required to the Senior QA, Producer, and Development Director.
  • Quality and functionality evaluation of pre-release, public beta release, and pre-tech versions of software.

Requirements

We are looking for someone with:

  • A passion for Sports and sports games.
  • The ability to work autonomously and take ownership of the current project.
  • Passionate about quality and understanding the importance of QA within the development process.
  • Attention to detail is also vital.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Computer literate: strong ability to pick up and adapt to new software quickly.
  • Applicants must be self-motivated, responsible, and versatile.
  • A passion for gaming and expertise in gameplay in various game genres, both online and offline.

With extra consideration given to:

  • Ability to expand on knowledge and understanding of sports.
  • Acknowledging and detailing differences between each sport – as an example – the differences between Rugby League and Rugby Union.
  • Ability to understand and write basic code using C++, LUA, and some minor amounts of C#. As well as Python, Batch and any scripting language.

You will have:

  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • A great eye for detail.

You also need to be:

  • Flexible and open-minded.
  • Determined and self-motivated.
  • Prepared to rise to a challenge.
  • Always striving for quality.
  • Creative and innovative.

The Company:

Big Ant Studios is one of the oldest and largest game developers in Australia. Based in Southbank, Melbourne, and another studio in the Adelaide CBD, we develop premium sports titles for multiple platforms.

Benefits:

Big Ant offers a central location, an experienced team with perks including daily lunches, Myki for public transport, and professional development support.

At Big Ant, we believe diverse perspectives and backgrounds are key to creating experiences everyone can enjoy. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

*Please note you will need to have working rights in Australia. At this stage, we cannot sponsor a working visa. This is an in-person, on-location position.*



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