Lead QA Tester

QA · Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
Department QA
Employment Type Employee
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

As Lead QA tester you will be leading the QA process within Paladin Studios. You will work closely with all developers and fellow testers, across development teams, enabling them to get the most out of their work. You are the oil between cogs, ensuring smooth processes, headache-free deliveries and a laser sharp focus on performance, functionality and consistency of our games. 


  • Creating games together with artists, programmers, designers and producers. 
  • Championing QA, best practices throughout the studio
  • Create and maintain smooth QA processes, tools and solutions. 
  • Track and monitor the health of the project using project tracking software such as JIRA 
  • Create, maintain and peer review test documentation
  • Coordinate a team of internal and external testers across time zones and cultures
  • Estimations and risk assessments for new features, designs and projects.
  • Mentor Junior, Medior and Senior testers 
  • Ensure all team members have professional development plans and conduct regular one-on-ones
  • Play an active role in recruitment to build a world class Quality Assurance team
  • Coordinate with Producers for resource planning


What we are looking for:

  • Proven experience leading an integrated Development QA team
  • In-depth knowledge of QA methodologies in an agile environment. 
  • Excellent knowledge of mobile and console submission and release processes
  • Excellent understanding of full game development cycles from concept through to gold master and live-ops
  • Proven track record of successfully managing QA outsourcing

What could help:

  • Hands-on experience with Unity
  • Experience working with version control tools like GitHub
  • Experience with mobile & console development
  • Experience with test automation
  • Experience with build automation and build scripts

Soft skills

  • Insight: Deconstructing complex situations in order to obtain and share a complete picture
  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for your own actions and those of your colleagues
  • Flexibility: Adapting to reach a certain goal
  • Initiative: Recognizing and creating opportunities


  • A strong passion for making and playing games
  • Experience as a Lead Tester in either game or software QA
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal

Are you qualified?

We would much rather read your application, than miss out on a great candidate. So please apply if you are interested!



Paladin has five core values that we’re looking for in team members:


  • Kaizen: We make positive changes on a regular basis
  • Spark: We leave a mark, providing a positive experience for everyone involved
  • Wholehearted: We love the work we do, and we commit to our work
  • Fellowship: We are in this together
  • Autonomy: We make decisions and take responsibility for our actions


  • A place in a highly motivated and skilled team
  • Positive, healthy work environment
  • 25 days of vacation and 5 additional national holidays per year
  • Coaching and plenty of opportunities for personal development
  • Remote work possibilities & flexible hours
  • Competitive salary, a pension plan and other benefits

We work in autonomous development teams. This ensures tight communications, a real sense of ownership and truly agile development.


In our weekly show & tell meetings, every team shares their progress and all aspects of the company can be discussed. We believe in transparency and autonomy, and this creates a high degree of freedom and responsibility. 



We create games that make people smile – be it a sweet twinkle, loud laugh, or evil grin.


Paladin is a game developer. Our basecamp is in The Hague but we are currently working remote due to COVID-19. We are a team of 35 knights and growing. Our mission is to create games with a spark, for players all over the world. We achieve this goal by being a world-class game studio with soul, that brings out the best in people. That means a studio filled to the brim with creativity, professionalism, and good vibes.

Some of our recent games include:



Does this sound good? Awesome! To apply, please fill in the application form. 

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    Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
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