Experienced Embedded QA Tester - Hearts of Iron 4

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As a member of the QA team at PDS, you will help us deliver the best possible games by testing our Grand Strategy titles in various stages of development. As an Embedded QA for Hearts of Iron 4 you will be part of the development team where we test and analyze every aspect of the game.

About the role

You will be doing traditional bug-testing as well as supporting the developers by providing feedback on soft values such as game design and the general fun factor of the game. This means you need to be apt at interpersonal skills, to be able to nurture relationships with the developers, and communicate feedback that is constructive and relevant. Skill development in areas such as leadership and mentorship to others is encouraged, so our team can collectively spread their passion for quality.

It would benefit you in this role to have an analytical mindset and strong attention to detail, while retaining the ability to take a step back and see the full picture. We value people who not only love the gaming industry, but those who understand the importance of Quality Assurance and are dedicated to attaining the best gaming experience possible for our players and community.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and is able to learn and execute quickly and effectively while also collaborating with the rest of the development team.


  • Experience working in Quality Assurance, ideally on games or other entertainment software
  • Experience in or high level of knowledge of the QA game development cycle
  • Familiar with testing on a variety of operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.) and release platforms (Steam, Game Pass for PC, etc.)
  • Proficiency with bug reporting tools such as Mantis or JIRA
  • Strong analytical skills in reviewing all design-related information and interpreting areas of risk in testing
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)


In addition to the above requirements it would be beneficial if you had experience in playing Hearts of Iron 4, have a passion for Paradox Grand Strategy Games and are familiar with common game development methodologies (ie scrum, etc.)


  • Help create effective strategies around testing all aspects of Hearts of Iron 4
  • Help create & maintain test cases in collaboration with the QA Lead
  • Identify and report issues in our Bug Tracking Database according to internal standards
  • Assist in managing the Bug Tracking Database to ensure it reflects the most current state of the product
    • ie provide additional information where needed, perform regression testing, close tasks when needed, etc.
  • Provide a wide range of feedback to developers around the product at every step in development
  • Assist in documenting testing processes and general QA reports in collaboration with the QA Lead
  • Communicate & collaborate with Outsourced QA where needed
  • Assist with testing areas that fall outside of the feature set of the product (ie compatibility testing)

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If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!

  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:






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