Principal QA Analyst

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December 22, 2020
Full Time
Seattle, WA

Polyarc is searching for an experienced QA Analyst to help kickstart our Quality Assurance department. Your contributions will define how Polyarc delivers high quality games to players. You will drive QA processes by advocating for test, crafting and running test plans, and coordinating with other departments to ensure an exceptional player experience. As a Polyarc developer, you will contribute positively to our core values of collaboration, mentorship, accountability, player value, and creative expression.

At Polyarc, someone with drive and imagination will spread their wings and grow not only as an analyst, but also as a game developer.


  • Advocate for test, quality, and the players experience
  • Develop test plans and perform regular testing on game builds
  • Contribute toward establishing and maintaining test processes across all disciplines
  • Prioritize and manage bug databases using project goals and constraints
  • Collaborate with development team to stabilize builds and facilitate internal and external playtests
  • Coordinate with external QA teams to support localization and platform certification


  • Experience working at different stages of game development through shipping
  • Experience developing test plans from project goals and executing them
  • Experience communicating complex concepts in a digestible manner
  • Experience working with and testing content workflows
  • Comfortable playing VR games for a few hours a day
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Willing to relocate to the Seattle, WA area


  • Experience using Jira in professional environment
  • Experience directing internal testers
  • Experience coordinating with an external test team
  • Experience working with test automation
  • Experience testing for online services
  • Experience writing web reporting tools with a scripting language


Enjoy the culture and creative impact of small team game development while maintaining the peace of mind that comes with comprehensive benefits.  

Paid Time Away

  • Employee-Managed Paid Time Off
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • 10 Paid Company Holidays
  • Telecommuting/Work from Home Days

Health & Wellness

  • Premera PPO Medical and Rx insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Basic Life / AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fully paid parking or public transit pass

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume, plus any additional materials you deem relevant to your candidacy (cover letter, portfolio, etc.) to

About Our Games

Moss is a single player action-adventure puzzle game for all ages. Built for virtual reality from the ground up, Moss reimagines classic action-adventure gameplay in a first-of-its-kind fully immersive environment.

About Polyarc

Captivated by the continuing advancements of virtual reality, Polyarc's founders found it impossible to ignore such energizing and momentous creative possibilities. After leaving Bungie in 2015, they struck out on their own, seizing the unmistakable opportunity to make an impact on the future of game development.

Polyarc’s studio, located between the lively SoDo and Pioneer Square neighborhoods of Seattle, was formed not only to build groundbreaking player experiences, but also to champion a culture where deep collaboration, creative expression, and high player value are at the forefront of every innovation. Our team of accomplished developers continue to tackle the many challenges before us and we’re making great progress every day. We released Moss in 2018, but we’re not stopping there. Can’t wait to show you what we’re up to.

COVID-19 Hiring Update

During these uncertain times and the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, all positions at Polyarc are subject to virtual interviewing, onboarding, and remote work for the foreseeable future. We understand that each person's circumstances may be unique and we will work with you to explore the options.

Polyarc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. Applicants and employees are evaluated without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military or veteran status, mental or physical disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other categories recognized or established by local, county, state, or federal laws.

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