QA Engineer (Contract)

New York
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Avalanche Studios is a leading independent, privately held studio with offices in Stockholm and New York. The studio is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause series and is currently developing well-known AAA licenses and original IPs with the world's largest and most influential publishers. Avalanche Studios is developing for next gen platforms.

The Position
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated QA Engineer to work within a talented team on our high-profile, next generation future projects.

You will be centered in the New York QA team working closely together with people from various teams to create and execute test plans throughout the development process covering functionality, usability, performance, design and compatibility testing. This role will aid in the development of  tools, infrastructure, and frameworks to increase QA productivity. You will create functional, regression, and stress tests for game and platform features. In addition, this role will add instrumentation and performing debugger-based analysis to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve process problems. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills and can constantly promote testing within development. Showing a methodical and team-oriented approach is vital in order to succeed in this position.
 
Required qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years experience testing on current gen consoles
  • Analytical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Passion to learn and work with new technologies
  • An interest in playing Open World games

Desired qualifications
  • Education in fields related to games or/and testing
  • At least 1 shipped AAA title
  • Knowledge of bug tracking software
  • Implementation of tool sets that bring the right value for current gen and next gen
  • Familiarity with programming is a plus


To apply for this position please register below with a detailed resume and cover letter. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to work in New York. This is a 3 month contractor position. Local candidates only. 

Our Values
At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship. 

New York Studio
It's the Greatest City in the World, and we're smack down in the middle of it! Since 2011, we have been making games in the one place everyone told us we couldn't. We love it here; our studio is located in a bright, open and airy custom-designed space spanning 20,000 square feet and offering a wide arrange of amenities - not to mention the views. You’ll never forget where you are.

Avalanche Studios
Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Square Enix) and the developer of Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive) and Rage 2 (published by Bethesda Softworks). As a publisher, Avalanche Studios has released theHunter: Call of the Wild, Generation Zero and the free-to-play service theHunter Classic which has reached more than 8 million players across 190 countries. Avalanche Studios was founded in 2003 and is based in Stockholm, New York City and Malmö. The studio develops games using its proprietary Apex technology, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay. Learn more at www.avalanchestudios.com.

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