Valve is an entertainment and technology company driven to design and deliver world-class entertainment experiences to customers. We hire people with broad skill sets who also exhibit deep expertise. Psychologists at Valve contribute to a wide variety of initiatives across the company and are trusted to prioritize their work in collaboration with their peers.

Here are a few ways you could utilize your knowledge of experimental design, research methods, statistics, and human behavior to help us:

  • Craft compelling gameplay experiences for future Valve titles/li>
  • Provide insights on human behavior to improve customer experiences on Steam, our game distribution platform
  • Conduct statistical analyses on Valve's gameplay, financial, and company data to identify patterns of behavior
  • Research compelling new hardware technologies
  • Design experiments to evaluate various gameplay hypotheses and design choices
  • Improve existing playtesting methodologies
  • Develop innovative ways of acquiring data to answer questions about Valve's products and business practices



  • A Graduate Degree in Psychology or related field
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics
  • Proven experience applying research skills to the development of consumer products and services
  • Research experience in cognitive, social, human factors, and related fields in psychology


  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C++, Python, SQL, and PHP