Yep. One of the biggest game publishers on the planet, with franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, and Watch Dogs under its belt, is looking for people to play its forthcoming titles — and get paid (perhaps even handsomely) for doing so.
Ubisoft Philippines is headquartered in Santa Rosa, Laguna, which is quite far away from the Philippine capital. The company’s newly hired testers will be stationed there. Candidates must have at least two years of work experience as a tester, and experience in testing console titles and beta stages of multiplayer PC games are considered an advantage.
Ubisoft Philippines is headquartered in Santa Rosa, Laguna, so the company’s newly hired testers will be stationed there.
As a game tester, one will be tasked with routinely identifying bugs and issues, trying to replicate them, and checking to see if the fixes applied in subsequent game versions are working as intended. Or in other words, playing the heck out of a particular game until the kinks are ironed out. The work can be tedious and repetitive, but on the plus side, you get to play video games all day.
And — and this is important — you get to answer the question, “What do you do for work?” with the coolest of responses. Try not to overdo the enthusiasm.
Further details of the job listing can be found below.
The game tester will work closely with all departments to ensure they meet their goals. He/she will also ensure that the QA team is kept updated on developments.
Testing both the game and supporting tools, the game tester will need a good eye for detail to spot issues, possess the skills to investigate them, and clearly report this via verbal and written bug reports.
- Perform daily smoke tests to ensure stability of the build
- Write clear reports on findings, and communicate status to the wider team
- Follow priorities given by QA lead to ensure current team wide goals are met
- Work closely with assigned game and tools teams to identify areas to test and construct relevant test cases
- Support the development team in deeper investigation of issues reported and of potential fixes
- Communicate feature development to the wider QA team and provide documentation where necessary
- Verify fixes made, and cooperate in production of build/release notes
- Any other ad-hoc duties, if necessary
- Minimum of two years games/software-testing experience
- Experience of working alongside development teams
- Excellent communication skills and spoken/written English
- Passionate gamer with experience of console and PC titles
- Experience of online and multiplayer games including beta phases a bonus
- Understanding of PC hardware and networking concepts
- Console-testing experience is a plus
- Experience in programming/scripting is a plus
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, etc.)
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