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Riot Sydney is looking for an experienced Quality Engineer to join the Sydney-based VALORANT, Foundations Engineering team. Internal Job Title: QA Engineer III.

At Riot, we believe “Quality” is more than the defect discovery process. For us, it’s a set of values, practices, and behaviors that inform every part of the development process. By honing our quality craft and developing strong cross-discipline partnerships we are improving our capacity to rapidly bring outstanding experiences to our players while reaching ever higher degrees of product integrity. 

As a Senior QA Engineer on the Foundations team within VALORANT, you will be working with your development team to drive improvements to the VALORANT workflow. In addition you will be working with all disciplines to drive holistic quality ownership, as well as establishing and executing team-wide quality goals. You will be accountable as the Quality Lead for your team and product in addition to identifying and implementing quality improvements to the team’s development process. Lastly, you will find and address risks to feature delivery and product quality, and craft data to report on the quality of the product. You will report to the Quality Engineering Manager.


  • Mature the team’s quality mindset, knowledge and skills within the quality domain
  • Drive improvements to product pipelines and workflows
  • Conduct quality activities throughout the software development life cycle, including planning, execution, evaluation and reporting
  • Provide direct oversight and guidance on developing test plans and test execution
  • Define quality goals within the project with your team, measuring these to guide action
  • Proactively highlight quality concerns and risks to product stakeholders
  • Collaborate to develop risk mitigation strategies
  • Be the voice of our users

Required Qualifications: 

  • You understand what it takes to grow quality for a team, project, or other multidisciplinary effort
  • Can raise questions and converse with engineers on technical implementations
  • Ability to perform deep-dive technical quality analysis
  • Experience designing and executing quality plans
  • Experience managing components of a defect database
  • Experience working embedded with developers
  • Experience creating custom reports on test coverage and defect data
  • Intermediate fluency in a scripting language, such as C#
  • 5+ years Software Quality Assurance Experience, with success leading quality on a team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in engine development teams
  • Development experience across several platforms; mobile, console, and PC etc
  • Practised at adapting to varied product streams
  • Experience working with remote vendors and providing feedback on effectiveness
  • Experience working on Unreal-based games
  • Experience using quality management tools such as Jira
  • Experience working with build pipelines and workflows
  • Experience with build tools such as Jenkins
  • Experience with Perforce and Git
  • Bachelor of Computer Science or equivalent
  • Preferred Licenses/certifications:
    • BBST Foundations
    • BBST Test Design
    • ISTQB Foundation Level
    • ISTQB Agile Tester or ICAgile Agile Testing (ICP-TST) 
    • ISTQB Expert Level
    • ICAgile Test Expert (ICE-AT)

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!

Working closely with the LA Headquarters, Riot Sydney is a powerhouse of talent, and experts in global development. Our team works on VALORANT, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, alongside exciting R&D and Tech projects.

If you believe that the Player Experience comes first, we want to hear from you. Our players are a diverse group from different backgrounds, and we want to see that reflected in the people who make our games, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment.

Our Perks:

At Riot we strongly believe in work / life balance, and we encourage that with our open paid time off policy, paid parental leave (for both primary and secondary carers) and flexible work schedules to fit your lifestyle.

We also believe that work should be fun, we have a LAN gaming room, the latest consoles, a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community, and all the snacks you would ever need to power through your day (even healthy snacks!).

And that’s not all we offer, there’s also:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Stipend
  • Wellbeing Reimbursement
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and Development opportunities

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.