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Dev QA Lead



2K Games is seeking a QA Lead to join their studio in Madrid. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the quality of products, managing the testing process, and leading a team of testers. They will also be responsible for developing test plans and documentation, managing projects, and producing testing deliverables. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and writing skills, advanced database skills, and a comprehensive understanding of test cycles and processes. They must also have proven leadership skills and be able to motivate a team. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, 4+ years of QA testing experience, and the ability to communicate effectively in English. 2K Games is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job description


Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company,  publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms,  include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solvers and doers, are the professional publishing  stewards of our growing library of  critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).



Leads a team in executing test plans on pre-release versions of software to detect and record product defects. Reports to a QA Manager or Senior QA Lead



  • Oversee product quality: supervise the various stages of testing on each project; manage team projects to ensure that each has gone through at least two complete cycles of testing (all test cases executed) for final release testing milestones.  Develop test plans and documentation.  Ensure that all bugs marked resolved were resolved correctly  

  • Manage projects’ progress: assess personnel, skill sets, amount and type of work to be completed, and timetables in order to provide frequent reports and documentation to QA Management, Producers and Developers  

  • Supervise staff (Senior Testers and 10-30 Testers, some potentially acting as Pod Leaders): interview, hire, train, evaluate performance, and when necessary, discipline employees; establish and manage work schedules, mentor team leaders and provide guidance to them regarding task allocation to Testers  

  • Manage production of all testing deliverables including: daily reports, weekly status reports, test cases, test plans, bug tracking reports, final release certification report, RTM checklists, and post-mortem reports 

  • Support Producers and/or Developers: setup and run bug triages (bug reviews) and provide all necessary documentation.  Lead discussions regarding the status of the bugs and the game in testing phase and collaborate on prioritization of remaining issues to ensure these are addressed and resolved 

  • Escalate issues appropriately to QA management/production in a timely fashion

  • Be pro-active in assessing, maintaining and improving existing processes and pipelines



  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Advanced Database skills

  • Has demonstrated that they understand and live by the departments’ core values, while promoting these within the development environment

  • Consistently provides a positive role-model to testers within the department

  • Ability to stand up to production and rebuff their requests when appropriate

  • Total flexibility in being able to shift focus between tasks pivoting quickly

  • Ability to motivate a team



  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 4+ years of QA testing experience

  • Comprehensive understanding of test cycles and processes

  • Proven ability to lead a team and support their development 

  • Reliable, and can be counted on to work all scheduled shifts

  • Capable of working any mandatory overtime, which can occur during the work week, weekends, and occasional holidays 

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, in both written and oral forms


As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts. 




Location: Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Country: Spain

Date found: 2023-04-29

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