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At Riot, we believe Quality is a set of values, practices, and behaviors that inform every part of the development process. By honing our craft of quality and demonstrating cross-discipline partnerships we help Riot sustainably craft excellent experiences for players, globally.

As an Associate Console Playtest Analyst on the Game Analysis Team you will focus on validation testing of upcoming gameplay experiences for VALORANT. You will work directly with developers to play in, plan, and evaluate playtests. You will report into a Quality Manager.


  • Provide evidence-based feedback to show whether upcoming changes accomplish their specific goals or not

  • Manage risk assessments for unreleased content based on playtest data

  • Support defining objectives and finding conclusions from playtests

  • Manage test plans for future tests and defects uncovered during playtests

  • Take detailed direction to complete required tasks

Required Qualifications:

  • Played console FPS games at the professional level

  • High-level understanding of micro and macro decisions required to optimize VALORANT gameplay

  • Currently ranked Immortal or higher in VALORANT

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a team in a professional setting

  • Ability to assess teammate skill levels and provide appropriate guidance

  • Ability to check player pulse and identify root cause for player enjoyment and frustration

  • 1+ years Software Quality Assurance experience

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and a collaborative spirit that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies and experience, but for this role, we also look for dedicated people with a personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this is the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $30.77 - $43.46 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

  • (Bellevue only) Base salary range between $30.77 - $43.46 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).