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About DECA Games

We believe that games should be played for decades but many are abandoned even when a loyal community is screaming to keep them alive. DECA specializes in acquiring games from other developers and reinvigorating them to continue to entertain for decades. When other studios see an old game, we see a fantastic set of problems to solve and a huge opportunity.

DECA is a remote company with over 300 people in over 30 countries globally. DECA is also a part of the Embracer Group, the largest public gaming company in Europe.

About our culture

We’ve managed to maintain a small company feel with the stability and resources of a much larger one. We fully believe in the flexibility of a remote workplace. Team members are trusted to manage their time and get things done independently. We think that egos and politics need to be checked at the virtual door. That means no jerks are allowed, that no job is too small for anyone, and an openness to help and learn from each other is required. We love the challenge of working within constraints and love when we succeed as a team. Check out more about us and our values on our website (www.decagames.com).

This is a remote position. You can work from anywhere in the world in the CET timezone (9 am - 6 pm CET).

About the role

We are looking for a Senior QA Tester with strong experience in GaaS and Live Operations QA field, to work with our multi-talented team to ensure the delivery of high-quality products to our customers.

With a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills, you will ensure that our games, features, and systems work as expected and that we deliver bug-free content on time. Working together with the rest of the QA team, the development department as well and the various stakeholders, you will have the opportunity to understand all the internal dynamics and impact the way we build our product processes.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with many other disciplines such as design, live ops, engineering, and production, to build and test products that meet the overall business needs. This is a dynamic role with high exposure to the many aspects of game development.

Responsibilities

  • Perform, as well as assist the assigned QA Lead with, manual testing on assigned PC and console games including development, live ops, smoke, production, unit, and regression testing, as well as any additional ad-hoc requests during both the development and production phase.

  • Report proactively and in real-time to stakeholders regarding QA operations with game defects and quality concerns from an end-user perspective, including complete steps, identification of root cause, and expected results, via communication channels and appropriate bug tracking software, along with back-to-back follow-ups until the regression phase.

  • Create and send test reports upon completion of test activities, and actively engage in planning and problem-solving alongside stakeholders.

  • Follow up on issues with the team to ensure that they are fixed and delivered to end-users.

  • Develop test plans with a strategic selection of test methodologies in advance as well as during the development phase.

  • Proactively communicate concerns and risks to Product teams in a professional manner.

  • Create and maintain knowledge and process documentation.

  • Assist in backlog and defect grooming with the Producers and cross-department Leads.

  • Own features and ensure they are tested thoroughly.

  • Identify, escalate, and improve QA practices across the project on a regular basis accounting for changing product requirements.

  • Constantly monitor community feedback, following up and reporting it to the stakeholders.

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in PC and console video games QA.

  • Prior experience working in Games as a Service.

  • Experience in coordinating QA operations with the production team and other departments.

  • Prior experience and ability to manage multiple games with dedicated QA testers.

  • Experienced in at least one bug-tracking tool.

  • Ability to create detailed and clear documentation.

  • Experienced in resolving internal team conflicts and personnel issues.

  • Fluent in English and a good communicator, both written and spoken.

  • Proven ability to handle stressful situations, prioritize tasks, and meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with high motivation, drive to improve, and capacity to learn.

  • Able to work independently and adjust to last-minute changes.

  • Experience in a remote working culture.

  • Fully functional PC/laptop/Mac, with a stable internet connection of 50 Mbps minimum.

Nice to have

  • Experience having shipped 2+ games while managing a team of 2+ testers.

  • Experience with all gaming platforms as well as various video game genres.

  • Strong knowledge of Jira and Confluence.

  • Strong knowledge of Google Suite and MS Office.

Benefits

  • Remote first company culture.

  • Flexible work hours to support a personal work-life balance.

  • Weekly remote Embodiment@Work breathing and workout exercises.

  • Online language classes: English, German, French, Spanish etc.

  • Working in a multicultural environment with people from over 30 different countries.

  • Flat hierarchies with an open-door policy.