Senior QA Tester for THQ Studio Australia



THQ Studio Australia, based in Brisbane, Australia, is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Founded in January 2003 as part of THQ Inc., THQ Studio Australia now employs more than 80 talented staff developing on all major console platforms, including Microsoft Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii.

An opportunity exists for a Senior QA Tester that will be responsible for testing products in development and executing test cases. They will also be required to effectively communicate defects to the rest of the development team and enter bugs into the bug database. This position will report directly to the QA Manager.

Your daily challenges:-

• Defect testing on all game products
• Bug reporting for each product tested
• Performance testing on all game products
• Assisting the facilitation of focus testing sessions
• Clear and concise communication of all issues

What you need to have:-

• Enthusiasm and knowledge of video games in general
• Game industry experience
• Programming / Scripting experience an advantage
• University Education an advantage

What more can we offer?

• Bonuses
• Annual performance & salary reviews
• Income protection insurance
• Friday drinks
• Social functions
• Games area and games library
• Also the office is easily accessible via public transport and has bike storage



Anonymous's picture

Alright, I'm 17 years old, my passion is in the gaming world. I have been playing games since I was nine years old. I have an extensive amount of gaming time so far. I play all kinds of games from Fps to Rpg's. I was wondering how can someone like me get a job testing for a company like Blizzard, THQ, EA, Sierra, and others?

Anonymous's picture

I imagine your first hurdle would be to get a workign visa to the countries which those studios are based.

Usually unless you have some lucky breaks (like your parents being citizens) you'd either need some tertiary qualifications or have a job with them to begin with. I don;t work in QA, but it seems you would have to be lucky to get a company to help you out in this area for a QA position. And I imagine you would have no chance if you have no experiance to offer.

Honestly, if I were you, I would just focus on getting a job in any company, no matter how small. If you still had a passion for QA after a few years, then you can look to the challenge of taking your dream further.

But getting a job in any company is still going to be a challenge in itself. What you have to ask yourself is what lifts you above everyone else? There are plenty of people who have an extensive ammount of gaming time who play games from Fps to Rpg's who are also applying for these positions.

You have to somehow display your passion for games goes above and beyond the average applicant. To be honest, as I mentioned, I am not a QA tester so I don;t know what othe rpeople have done to go down this path, but I imagine you could try and join a mod team as a designer or something to show off your skills and love for games. And always remember the goldern rule for QA: Don't ever interchange the word 'play' for 'test' when communicating to potential employers.

Kirbs's picture