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2K Sports, the publisher of NBA2K, NHL2K, MLB2K is looking for some outstanding game testers to help make the best sports games in the business even better. We are staffing both our night shift and day shift with Quality Assurance Game Testers for long-term temporary positions. Have you ever played a game and wondered how they are made? Do you have a love of sports and have wondered if there was a job out there that you could feel passionate about? This may be your opportunity. Previous testing experience is welcome, but not required. Come be part of a great team, working on some great games.

Responsibilities
  • Identify software defects, run test checklists, verify fixes
  • Enter bugs into Bug Tracking System
  • Be able to follow directions
To qualify for this exciting position you must:
  • Must be at least 18 years old and able to verify eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Standard working hours are 7am-4pm OR 5pm-2am, Monday through Friday.
  • Must be ready to work overtime hours when needed including weekends.
  • Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • You must be able to write clearly in English and have good verbal communication skills.
  • Can learn quickly and effectively.
This job posting is for 2K Games Los Angeles only. Local candidates only please. Part time positions are not available.

Please apply by emailing or faxing your resume and cover letter.

Fax 818-672-8041
[email protected]
2K Games
8550 Balboa Blvd
Suite 100, Lobby 2
Northridge, CA 91325

Member Comments
# 1 thmst30 @ 10/07/08 05:22 PM
DAMN, I'd love a full time job testing sports games. However I live FAR FAR away from LA. Damn.
 
# 2 Bahnzo @ 10/07/08 05:44 PM
A job that will make sure you hate sports games after the first month.
 
# 3 savoie2006 @ 10/07/08 05:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahnzo
A job that will make sure you hate sports games after the first month.
Most seem to anyways by how critical they are of them and their developers. Good chance for some to put up or shut up.
 
# 4 daflyboys @ 10/07/08 06:51 PM
As long as they don't hire people who eternally end sentences with, "....and, ummm, stuff like dat."
 
# 5 DrJones @ 10/08/08 03:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
2K Sports, the publisher of NBA2K, NHL2K, MLB2K is looking for some outstanding game testers to help make the best sports games in the business even better. We are staffing both our night shift and day shift with Quality Assurance Game Testers for long-term temporary positions. Have you ever played a game and wondered how they are made? Do you have a love of sports and have wondered if there was a job out there that you could feel passionate about? This may be your opportunity. Previous testing experience is welcome, but not required. Come be part of a great team, working on some great games.

Responsibilities
  • Identify software defects, run test checklists, verify fixes
  • Enter bugs into Bug Tracking System
  • Be able to follow directions
To qualify for this exciting position you must:
  • Must be at least 18 years old and able to verify eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Standard working hours are 7am-4pm OR 5pm-2am, Monday through Friday.
  • Must be ready to work overtime hours when needed including weekends.
  • Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • You must be able to write clearly in English and have good verbal communication skills.
  • Can learn quickly and effectively.
This job posting is for 2K Games Los Angeles only. Local candidates only please. Part time positions are not available.

Please apply by emailing or faxing your resume and cover letter.

Fax 818-672-8041
[email protected]
2K Games
8550 Balboa Blvd
Suite 100, Lobby 2
Northridge, CA 91325
LOL
 
# 6 TJdaSportsGuy @ 10/08/08 05:43 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsb13
Please elaborate on your LOL.
My guess is he's laughing at the wording "Exciting Position". Anyone who's ever done it says game testing is a miserable thankless job that gets tedious and boring as hell withing a few hours.

Imagine being given the task of "time with a stopwatch how long it takes a game to load for every arena in the league and write down the time".

It's not like you get to play your franchise mode while you're in there, lol.
 
# 7 HoosierDaddy @ 10/08/08 08:54 AM
I honestly never understood why jobs like this are limited to a certain location. Has anyone ever heard of phone, email or video conferencing? They'd get better results by broadening their restrictions to within the US at least. These jobs will rarely, if ever, involve a "meeting" with the dev team. Makes no sense to me. Anyone can help with these things from the comfort of their own home. Just my 2 cents.
 
# 8 bonannogiovanni @ 10/08/08 11:32 AM
To me it's an exciting position. I would be proud to have tested a game so that no patch would be needed after having gone gold, even if the tasks were boring. I don't want to play my franchise at work, I wanna have fun after hours

But unfortunately I don't live nowhere near LA.
 
# 9 PaulZweber @ 10/08/08 02:49 PM
Yep, nowhere near LA, and I am sure the pay for a tester isn't the highest. No high school diploma or college degree needed!
 
# 10 therizing02 @ 10/08/08 03:29 PM
Great post but, from the wrong company.
 
# 11 mercalnd @ 10/08/08 04:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bonannogiovanni
To me it's an exciting position. I would be proud to have tested a game so that no patch would be needed after having gone gold, even if the tasks were boring. I don't want to play my franchise at work, I wanna have fun after hours

But unfortunately I don't live nowhere near LA.
1)You would only be one of many testers so there'd be no way for you to ensure that no patch is necessary. From what I've heard, a lot of testers aren't very diligent in their work.

2)No matter how much testing is done, you can never be sure that there are no bugs left in any substantial piece of software. That is just a fact.

3)Just because a bug is caught in testing does not mean that it gets corrected by release time so bugs being caught don't necessarily translate to no patch after release. Conversely, there may be a slew of smaller bugs and glitches in the release version and if none of them is "gamebreaking" the company might decide there is no need for a patch.

So even if you and every other tester gave it your best shot, a patch may still be needed. I wrote all this to show that getting that sense of pride you talk about is a somewhat naive perspective on the tester job.
 
# 12 GSW @ 10/08/08 04:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahnzo
A job that will make sure you hate sports games after the first month.
not even close.
 
# 13 areobee401 @ 10/08/08 06:30 PM
I don't think I can see myself sitting down and playing a game of say NBA2k9 if I was a tester for the project. I don't even know if I could watch an NBA game after testing the game.
 
# 14 23 @ 10/08/08 11:50 PM
Im in LA
 
# 15 Cusefan @ 10/09/08 12:09 AM
Something tells me that being a tester would ruin video games for me.
 
# 16 DrJones @ 10/09/08 03:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HoosierDaddy
I honestly never understood why jobs like this are limited to a certain location. Has anyone ever heard of phone, email or video conferencing? They'd get better results by broadening their restrictions to within the US at least. These jobs will rarely, if ever, involve a "meeting" with the dev team. Makes no sense to me. Anyone can help with these things from the comfort of their own home. Just my 2 cents.
Security reasons, mainly. Game companies aren't exactly going to mail you Alpha builds at home. Plus you can't test on retail 360's, PS3's, etc. You need devkits which cost several thousand dollars apiece -- they don't let you take those home.

Also, how do you get expect to be paid? It's an hourly wage, how do the companies know you're putting in the hours?
 
# 17 DrJones @ 10/09/08 04:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mercalnd
1)You would only be one of many testers so there'd be no way for you to ensure that no patch is necessary. From what I've heard, a lot of testers aren't very diligent in their work.
From my experience, most QA (testers) are diligent, but many aren't trained properly. There's an art to finding "good" bugs. Also, you guys would be shocked at the number of testers who know nothing about the game's subject matter (not their fault, they don't decide which game they're testing).
 
# 18 DrJones @ 10/09/08 04:12 AM
In case you guys were wondering, most titles I've worked on over the years have had around 10,000 bugs entered, pretty typical for sports games.
 
# 19 mgoblue @ 10/09/08 01:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrJones
In case you guys were wondering, most titles I've worked on over the years have had around 10,000 bugs entered, pretty typical for sports games.
Not sure you could pay me enough to test games. Man that would be insanely boring and suck all fun out of gaming. Every article I've read from a developer about game testing says it sucks hardcore. I know how annoying it is in my job, but games are even worse.
 
# 20 PaulZweber @ 10/09/08 02:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgoblue
Not sure you could pay me enough to test games. Man that would be insanely boring and suck all fun out of gaming. Every article I've read from a developer about game testing says it sucks hardcore. I know how annoying it is in my job, but games are even worse.
So you mean being a tester isn't like the movie Grandma's Boy? That movie was sweet!
 

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