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QA Engineer (Remote across borders)






Arkadium is seeking an experienced QA Engineer to support one of our top clients, Microsoft, on a suite of top-performing games collaborating with the Microsoft Casual Games team.  

In this role you will be accountable for partnering with feature teams in day-to-day efforts, including the planning and execution of a modern and innovative quality strategy. You will interact with multidisciplinary teams to help shape the quality of the product by developing creative and collaborative solutions. 

_While this role is remote, candidates must be available to work standard hours from 09:00 to 18:00 in the Western European Time (WET) zone - (Portugal time zone), where most of the Engineering and Product teams are based. _

For candidates not residing in Portugal, you will be onboarded as a contractor through our international payroll provider.


  • Conduct various types of manual testing of web projects, including acceptance, functional, integration, regression, and compatibility testing; 
  • Analyze test results, prepare detailed reports, and communicate findings effectively to relevant stakeholders; 
  • Find, document, and track bugs, ensuring their timely resolution by coordinating with development and automation teams; 
  • Collaborate closely with development and automation teams to ensure comprehensive test coverage and efficient bug resolution; 
  • Develop and implement quality strategies for key features and functionalities within the Microsoft Casual Games portfolio; 
  • Monitor and communicate the quality status of products, along with ongoing quality efforts and team strategies, to leadership through various channels; 
  • Coordinate priorities across manual testing, data, and software engineering teams to maximize the impact of shared deliverables; 
  • Provide constructive feedback to improve the team's strategic capabilities and overall performance, cross domain; 
  • Cultivate a culture of quality within the team, fostering a mindset that prioritizes quality in all aspects of product development and delivery; 
  • Directly influence the QA processes and the delivery in the team;  
  • Build and integrate automation tools/mechanisms in the SDLC


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Computer Science or related field, OR equivalent experience; 

  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a QA Engineer; 

  • Proficiency in front-end web testing and/or game testing;

  • Experience working within Scrum/Agile projects; 

  • Strong knowledge of HTTP(S), JSON, XML, and RESTful services; 

  • Familiarity with testing methodologies and experience with relevant tools; 

  • Experience shipping software projects as part of a test or quality engineering team; 

  • Experience web testing in multiples web platforms/cross-devices/screen orientations etc. (web in mobile).

Nice to have

  • Previous experience in development of automated tests (preferred); 

  • Previous experience with backend tests (API testing; stress and load testing; etc) 

  • Understanding of object-oriented programming; 

  • Knowledge and experience in security testing of Web projects (preferred); 

  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and basics/syntax of one or more programming languages (C#, Java, Python, JavaScript) (preferred).


- Competitive compensation with structured performance and career development check-ins
- A unique culture of transparency, true teamwork and fun
- Paid time off is categorised as 40 flex days for the year
- Profit Sharing Plan/Bonus and additional budget for courses and conferences you are interested in
- Health Insurance