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Retro Studios

Austin, Texas - United States
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Product Tester [Contract] (Retro Studios)


Position includes:
  • Hybrid Work Model (3 Days Onsite required)
  • Paid weekly
  • Flexible/remote work environment
  • Health care benefits paid
  • Paid time off provided
  • Paid holidays observed
  • Access to Nintendo discounts
Retro Studios
Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.
Announced by Nintendo in January 2019, Retro Studios is currently in the midst of developing Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch.


  • Develop and execute test plans to confirm developer requirements and discover defects in pre-released software.?
  • Create detailed reports of defects for development staff on a daily basis.?
  • Tests and verifies resolved defects to ensure quality control.
  • Maintaining and updating development hardware for staff.
  • Identify and execute testing with minimal guidance.
  • Works closely with Retro Production and development staff to debug issues.
  • Assists in testing in-house tools used in development.
  • Ensures defects are properly tracked.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties.  The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.


  • 4+ years of quality assurance experience required.?
  • Experience working on and shipping AAA titles required.?
  • Excellent knowledge of video game industry.?
  • Working knowledge of video game development process.?
  • Thorough knowledge of Nintendo and competitor products.?
  • Ability to identify software problems efficiently and effectively.?
  • PC skills (Excel, Word, JIRA, Confluence, video capture software, etc.)
  • Understanding of technical libraries used in video game development.?
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.?
  • Previous experience with file management, bug tracking, product testing required

Retro Studios is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy, and respect for each other.

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