At Bungie, we take pride in how Test helps deliver amazing experiences to our players. We accomplish this by fostering a collaborative but critical environment where QA has an equal seat at the table alongside all of the other development disciplines. As an Associate Tester, you will work with cross-discipline peers throughout all phases of development in order to shine a bright light on risks at the earliest possible moment, as well as highlight potential healthy paths forward. You will work alongside your teammates and lead to craft an in-depth understanding of our engine, tools, features, and production pipeline to create effective test strategies and mitigation plans that will improve the value delivered to our players and keep our teams lean, flexible, and healthy.

As an Associate Tester joining our efforts early in development, you will be working with your team to prepare and execute the testing for your various shipping features. Associate Testers are on the front line of test coverage and will become experts in the various test methodologies at Bungie. You will use that expertise to help us establish best practices and identify future risks for your incubation project's features. Associate Testers are able to leverage their knowledge of test approaches and game systems to pursue value, identify risks, and work with their team to help iterate on tools and process improvements. Our unannounced project teams are dedicated to developing in a sustainable and healthy way; you will be a critical part of helping them realize that vision.


  • Preparing and executing tests at the various stages of development, including but not limited to test passes, ad-hoc testing, exploratory testing, validating user story acceptance criteria, playtests, and regression testing

  • Learning the workflows and tools used by your small team, taking time to provide feedback on how the team could improve on approaches based on your day-to-day exposure to them

  • Deep diving into content pipelines when investigating an issue in order to pinpoint the root cause and provide a detailed bug to the rest of your team Identifying gaps in test coverage and working with your team to close those gaps


  • Excellent test fundamentals, knowledge, and experience

  • Desire to develop test capabilities with a focus on white box and test efficiency improvements

  • Inclusive, positive communication

  • Collaboration with teammates to seek guidance when blocked

  • Comfortable embracing ignorance and practicing curiosity on the road to experience

  • Ability to leverage understanding of game systems and content to uncover issues during each stage of development

  • Desire to improve and grow yourself and continually optimize your test approach

  • A "preventative care" mindset


  • Familiarity with FPS or Survival games

  • Interest in exploring test feature ownership growth opportunities

  • Degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Game Design, related fields, or equivalent experience

  • Ability to update and execute scripts to support day-to-day workflows with minimal oversight

Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.

Washington State Pay Range

$70,000—$70,000 USD

Bungie employees in the U.S. also receive:

  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position

  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date

  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually

  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked