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Associate QA Manager

Do you want to lead the effort of making PDS games even better? Do you possess the ability to spread enthusiasm throughout a team while still being a strong and structured planner? Do you have great management skills as well as experience in testing?

Then the position of Associate QA manager role at PDS is the place for you!

Paradox development studio is now looking for an Associate QA Manager to lead our efforts towards making even better quality games. We aim to be the best grand strategy game developer in the world and making sure the games we make have good quality is of highest importance.

You will be expected to lead a team of highly skilled Quality assurance professionals and help them develop their talents. All under the guidance of the QA manager and the Verification manager.

In your role you will work closely with the game development teams, developers of the world's greatest Grand strategy games, to make sure the games reach their full potential.


  • Your main responsibility is to be a manager for a team of QA professionals. That means coaching them towards individual and team excellence, conduct performance reviews, help employees with setting goals both for their career and daily work, having development talks and salary reviews etc.
  • Assisting the QA Manager with making sure that the QA department is organized, staffed and led in a manner that secures success, both today and in the future.
  • Help create the long term QA vision and communicating it both within the QA team and other departments.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the state of the game projects and their testing needs.
  • Recruiting more talent to the QA department

Required qualifications

  • Previous leadership experience. In project management or other manager roles
  • Experience of working in the games industry
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills


  • Experience with game/software Quality Assurance. E.g. experience with bug reporting tools such as Mantis or Jira
  • Experience setting up test plans and executing them
  • A passion for the strategy game genre. Especially if you are familiar with the PDS games such as Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings and Hearts of Iron.
  • Game development education

On a personal level our ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills, has a positive attitude, team oriented, and good at organizing. You should be able to work independently, proactively and take initiative for making changes when necessary. Understanding of Paradox Development Studio games is highly valued.

Practical information

Scope: Full time and permanent
Reports to: Verification Manager
Location: This position is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

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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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