Software Engineer in Test (SDET) - Game Client SDK

Programming | Live Services

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Software Engineer in Test (SDET) to join a hugely talented and world-class engineering team in an innovative, professional, and dynamic environment.  This role is based at our studio in Horsham, West Sussex.

As a SDET on the engineering team, you will be responsible for the implementation and integration of game-agnostic and company-wide online services with the highest quality.  Passion for software quality, professional development and commitment to teamwork is key for this position.

Key Responsibilities

On a day-to-day basis, you will:
  • Be a proactive member of the team and own the automation pipeline
  • Play a key role in developing the test framework, automating test scenarios, and maintaining the test infrastructure
  • Help accelerate all aspects of product development, releases, CI/CD, and tooling
  • Provide the team with a quality strategy that supports the team’s delivery goals and aligns to the overall Live Services quality strategy
  • Work closely with the platform developers, SDETs and dev managers to help ensure the game teams deliver their games on time with the services required
  • Enable and encourage developers to implement unit tests in an efficient way by providing them with the right tools, frameworks, and infrastructure
  • Have a strong focus on quality and risk assessment throughout the product delivery lifecycle, identifying and implementing automation approaches as required.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential
  • Strong C/C++ programming background
  • Experience with C++ test frameworks such as Catch2 or similar
  • In-depth understanding of exploratory testing and its applications
  • Experience with CI/CD (continuous integration) systems such as GitLab CI/CD
  • Well-versed in software engineering principles
  • Exposure to tools like WinDbg, Wireshark
  • Proactive and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Systems and critical thinking mindset
Desirable
  • Experience with modern C++
  • Experience with scripting languages like PowerShell
  • Experience of Agile practices
  • Game development experience and passion for video games

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio, as we push the boundaries in creating deep and detailed experiences that last.

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for five consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We are a company that’s secure and safe – you don’t need to worry about job security at CA.

We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support and development to achieve your potential.

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedication motion capture facility. We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 and are developing more flexible ways of working for the future. Right now, we are actively recruiting and onboarding staff with our expert IT and HR teams setting you up for success remotely, whether you’re relocating now or will be in the future.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • We are developing more flexible ways of working to give everyone at CA the balance and space they need. We also offer enhanced holiday allowance, maternity and paternity breaks, flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays.   
  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy*
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases*
  • Studio community activities such as life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more*
*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19.

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.