Audio Quality Assurance Tester
About the job
PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
Audio Quality Assurance Tester
At Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation
San Diego, CA
This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services. The anticipated duration of this engagement will vary. The duration of the assignment cannot exceed 24 months.
This is an entry level role and great for a recent grad!
Game Testers at PlayStation are responsible for finding and replicating bugs/glitches and accurately reporting them to the developers. We are specifically looking for someone to fill a role within our expanding Audio Testing Team. The ideal candidate is a passionate and driven gamer and an audio-centric person who aspires to help the Development Team work to make the best sounding game possible. We are looking for individuals that are analytical thinkers, problem solvers, have excellent management and organizational skills, and want to contribute their talents to the Audio Teams within Studios to help craft an exceptional entertainment experience.
Quality Assurance is a great way to get into the Gaming Industry and possibly grow into other positions/fields.
The Audio QA Tester is expected to support the WWS QA department in all areas including:
- Executing test plans on pre-release versions of software
- Assessing product functionality against official SIE quality standards
- Research and documenting product defects and violations
- Logging issues for development team review in concise written report formats
- Collaborating with other team members to ensure quality and accuracy in audio for games and functionality
- Utilize audio knowledge to provide feedback that will help to improve the title for the peak experience of the end user
- A strong passion for and knowledge of audio within video games
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication (needs to be able to communicate bugs – how did you find them? What exact steps are needed to make it happen again?)
- Basic to intermediate understanding of networking setup and hardware, as well as how its principles and components apply to modern console, PC, and mobile gaming / functionality
- Ability to work in both an individual and team environment
- Flexible schedule
- An understanding of how audio functions within a video game and ability to critically think of audio issues to relay to the Development Team
- 1+ years of previous QA experience in a related field
- 4 year college degree
- Background in audio (college degree, previous field work knowledge, or just a passion for audio within video games)
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