This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner DZConneX.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.


For over 30 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. Our most recent game, The Last of Us Part II, has received over 300 Game of the Year awards and three of our games are among the top 10 highest scored games on the PlayStation 4. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll become a part of continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences.

Naughty Dog’s single player games have long been lauded for their carefully crafted narratives and attention to detail. Join us as we bring that same sensibility and passion to our first standalone multiplayer project!

The entry level position into Naughty Dog Quality Assurance (NDQA). No prior testing experience is required. The position entails “testing” (manipulation of software to expose defects, the investigation, repetition, and recording of those defects in an online database, and regression of those defects once claimed fixed). The tester is expected to learn the best practices of NDQA working closely with a more experienced mentor, gain familiarity with our hardware and software, and form positive working relationships with other NDQA staff. They may be called upon for development support tasks under senior guidance.


  • Quality assurance / development support with a focus on our multiplayer titles

  • Identify, log, and maintain gameplay issues

  • Ad hoc and bug regression testing when applicable

  • Creation and execution of test plans

  • Eager to learn new skills with the ability to teach them to others

  • Flexible and adaptive to assignment and schedule changes, including overtime

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed


  • A desire to be part of the Naughty Dog Team

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrable skill set beyond just bug investigation and documentation

  • Willingness to share opinions/feedback with other departments

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy

  • Team-oriented individual who can also work effectively alone

  • Working knowledge of PS4 and PS5 systems


  • Formal post-high school education (college, technical school, etc.)

  • Scripting / Programming experience

  • Photoshop / Digital Art experience

  • Networking / Online Multiplayer development or testing experience


At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$18—$18 USD