QA Lead

New Westminister, BC, Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first-person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

Fast forward to 2023, OWI has nearly 130 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into serving as a publisher supporting mods and have just released our new title into early access, “Starship Troopers: Extermination”, a 16-player PvE first-person shooter based on the 1997 cult-classic film.

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented QA Lead for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!


Job Duties:

  • Tracking bug metrics, including reopen rates, bug fix trajectory, bug defer rate
  • Maintaining a complete and up-to-date list of all known bugs and issues and their progress
  • Provide Mentorship to the other QA team members
  • Performance reviews for direct reports
  • Managing testing best practices
  • Creating and maintaining Testrail testplans and test cases
  • Maintaining the bug backlog
  • Writing and maintaining documentation on testing procedures and workflows
  • Attend meetings and coordinate with Project Leads
  • Smoke testing and sanity testing new features and bugfixes
  • Coordinate large scale playtests
  • Signing off on key milestones
  • Keep your team informed of deadlines, timelines and testing priorities



  • 5 years in QA Lead position or similar
  • Education – strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Analytical mindset – a demonstrable ability to deconstruct a problem into components and develop effective testing strategies that are efficient and take a lateral view to cover edge cases.
  • Methodical – QA requires discipline in order to provide complete coverage, and to collaborate with others to achieve goals.
  • Entrepreneurial – Proactively takes the initiative, owns their area, a flexible ‘have a go’ attitude to getting the job done.
  • Flexible – Workloads can vary during the periods leading up releases; being flexible and shifting gears is key there. Occasionally there can be a request to keep an eye on things outside office hours, for example during a public playtest or shortly after a release. We try to minimize this, but flexibility is especially helpful in those cases.


Desirable traits:

  • Experience in Game Testing a must
  • High level of gaming knowledge
  • Passion for Squad and/or other military-themed FPS games
  • Firm grasp of the Software Development Production Pipeline and willingness to help shape and improve it
  • Strong knowledge of Jira or other bug tracking software
  • Strong knowledge of Testrail or other test case tracking software
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine a plus
  • Experience leading outsource testers
  • Experience with PC testing and working knowledge of current gaming platforms


This is a full-time permanent position.


This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness & Health spending account
  • Retirement savings plan
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Wonderful colleagues!


If you meet the above qualifications, and OWI sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a copy of your resume.

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

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