Games Testing Jobs At Microsoft

If you live in the Seattle - Redmond area, and would like to break into entry-level games testing, there is loads of hiring going on now for games testers, for both AM and PM shifts. Most of the entry-level game testing jobs are contracted out by Microsoft, mainly through Excell Data and Volt, though they do work with smaller agencies as well. Excell Data in particular is a great outfit to work for (I have contracted through them in the past). They offer great benefits as well as training, and even offer a free games testers workshop on becoming a games tester. That is correct, prior testing experience is not required for these positions (though you must be an avid gamer).

From a recent classified for Games Testing Jobs that Excell placed on Craigslist:


Tired of bullpen and on-call testing jobs that lead nowhere? Come join our team and discover why Excell Data is the employer of choice for Games Testers!


This is an incredible opportunity to jumpstart your career in video game testing while working on some of the most highly anticipated video game titles - before they hit the market!

For this position, with one of the world’s most prolific software publishers, you will be assisting with test activities in support of a wide variety of video game titles. These games will range a wide variety of genres, including RPG, FPS, and Racing games, among others. As a key member of our team, you will be leading less experienced testers, managing the team lab, documenting build failures, writing / enhancing test cases, coordinating schedules, and acting as a liaison between developers and test management. This is a 40 hour a week position, overtime is a possibility as well. You must live in the greater Seattle, WA area to be considered for this position.


* 6+ months work experience
* Extensive game playing experience (PC and/or Console)
* Professional demeanor and ability to consistently stay focused
* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
* Ability to work in a team environment
* Experience with games / software testing a plus, but not required
* Must be able to work 6:00 PM to 2:30 AM M-F
* Have reliable transportation to and from work
* Live within commuting distance to Redmond, WA


Excell Data is currently offering free*, hands-on workshops on the fundamentals of game testing. If you are looking for a games testing position, this free training class will help you to become more competitive in the games testing market. This training is specifically designed to help our Test Associates be better prepared for assignment.

To apply for this job, or to find out more about our Games Testing Workshop, visit us at or send an email, along with your resume in Word format, to!

If you live locally, or are willing to move, I encourage you to apply - this is a fantastic opportunity to break into the games testing industry, one you will never regret.

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