Position includes:

  • Paid weekly

  • Health care benefits available

  • Paid time off provided

  • Paid holidays observed

  • Access to Nintendo discount

Retro Studios

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.

Announced by Nintendo in January 2019, Retro Studios is currently in the midst of developing Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch.


  • Develop and execute test plans to confirm developer requirements and discover defects in pre-released software.

  • Create detailed reports of defects for development staff daily.

  • Conducts compliance testing to ensure software meets regulatory and/or performance standards or requirements.

  • Tests software for reliability, consistency, absence of product defects and compliance.

  • Tests and verifies resolved defects to ensure quality control.

  • Works closely with Retro Production and development staff to debug issues.

  • Ensures defects are properly tracked.

  • Assist in testing in house development tools.

  • Tests drivers for various software updates.

  • Support development staff by testing features/gimmicks.

  • Carries out routine tasks and procedures.

  • Operates within the context of defined procedures.

  • Receives work in the form of short-term assignments with processed outlines.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.


  • 1 to 3 years of quality assurance experience preferred.

  • Experience working on and shipping AAA titles preferred.

  • Excellent knowledge of video game industry.

  • Proficient experience with development hardware.

  • Requires an excellent eye for detail.

  • Proficient problem-solving skills.

  • Basic development tools experience.

  • Working knowledge of video game development process.

  • Thorough knowledge of Nintendo and industry related products preferred.

  • Ability to identify software problems efficiently and effectively.

  • Proficient PC skills (Excel, Word, JIRA, Confluence, video capture software, etc.)

  • Understanding of technical libraries used in video game development.

  • Proficient organizational and interpersonal skills required.

  • Proficient communication skills.

  • Previous experience with file management, bug tracking, product testing required.

Retro Studios is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy, and respect for each other.