QA Tester at Thunderful

Quality Assurance is a critical aspect of any games development project, and at Thunderful we place enormous value on the detail and quality of our products. Earlier this year, we started our own in-house QA department, and we are now looking to ad two more people to that team.

Quality Assurance is a critical aspect of any games development project, and at Thunderful we place enormous value on the detail and quality of our products. Earlier this year, we started our own in-house QA department, and we are now looking to ad two more people to that team.

Our first step in creating this new department is to find a few talented people who want to join us and be part of starting up the department. Thankfully we are not starting from scratch as we have support from other parts of the Thunderful family that has their own in-house QA departments.

Your role and that of the wider team is to find inconsistencies and bugs in the game experience. You will lead and oversee the testing activity document, monitor and report on project milestones, and work with the development team to ensure the quality of the game is ready for release.

At a senior level in the department, you are responsible for leading the testing of a given project. You will be required to work with the production and development team and be responsible for direct testing to meet project deadlines. You will be responsible for compliance testing when required, as well as build sign-offs and production of daily reports. You will oversee, mentor, and guide more junior members of the team.

This is a full-time position working from our Gothenburg office.

This position requires EU citizenship or you already have a Swedish work permit.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Testing titles as designated.
  • Leading and overseeing the testing of a title following production demands.
  • Creating efficient bug reports and clear, concise reproduction steps for developers.
  • Having a clear understanding of the bug database and the status of the project.
  • Creating and running test plans, as well as reviewing created test plans.
  • Updating production and about build status and project milestones.
  • Communicating with the team about known issues and progress on them.
  • Setting up JIRA dashboards and filters for testing on a project.
  • Producing documentation on Confluence of all required QA processes, as well as titles as and when required – standards for QA processes.
  • Working with production to improve current testing procedures

Who are you?

To succeed in this role we believe that you have experience working broadly in QA in the games industry, preferably on multiple platforms. If you also have experience with compliance testing, that is a big bonus for us. As you will be working with different projects and many different people and stakeholders you must be a good team player and communicator. We value a flexible approach for this role as things move quickly and demands and prerequisites can change rapidly. QA is all about the details so having attention to detail is of utmost importance.

About the company:

Thunderful is a relatively new company, but with old roots. It was formed by several small indie companies coming together to make something greater than they could have done independently. Over the last few years, Thunderful has grown into four different offices with roughly 120 people making games in team sizes between 15-35 people.

The teams within have developed the award-winning SteamWorld series, known for its frequent genre-hopping and inclusive design, as well as more recent AA games like The Gunk, Lost in Random, and other, un-announced but equally charming titles.

About the Gothenburg Office

Our majestic Thunderful Games HQ in Gothenburg towers over all surrounding buildings except its slightly taller neighbors (we'll get there someday). Don't mistake it for a typical office! Inside you'll find a custom-built game dev powerhouse with some of the industry's very best. The Gothenburg teams have been at it for over two decades and worked their way to the top with the SteamWorld series and EA Originals like Fe and Lost in Random.

From our rooftop terrace, we overlook the bustling city center with its canal, delightful eateries, a rich cultural life, and a fascinating past – all within walking distance!