Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) – Total War

Programming Horsham, United Kingdom


Description

We are looking for a talented SDET to join our Total War Core Technology team at our studio based in Horsham, West Sussex.

The Core Technology Team on Total War are currently driving the future of the tools and technology on which our games are made. As a team, we are transitioning to deliver our games and core technology platform with a software as a service approach. As such we need someone to drive forward our unit and automated testing approaches, helping to ensure stability for the multiple games we are building.

Key Responsibilities

This role will be instrumental in the implementation of test and automation activities across our total war team. 

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Be involved in developing frameworks, tests, and tools to automate and help accelerate all aspects of product development, pipelines, tooling, and service monitoring
  • Implement tests and guide others in the development of tests for the Total War franchise as we enact our transition to a service-based development methodology
  • Be proactive and have a strong focus on quality and risk throughout the delivery cycle, identifying and implementing automation approaches as required
  • Have a good understanding of a variety of test approaches in a software as a service environment. You will be key in testing feature implementations and integration, remaining hands on and practical with the work on the team
  • You will drive synergy between manual QA, automation and technical test development.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience 

Essential
  • Strong technical skills with a high level of C++ and at least one high-level language (eg C#)
  • Good understanding of tools automation testing
  • Experience in creating automated tests within a Continuous Integration environment e.g. Jenkins/Teamcity
  • Experience with source control (eg perforce)
  • Experience in developing Test Plans, Test Scripts, Defining Test Data and Reports
  • Strong communication skills. You will be liaising with the product owner(s), technical leads, developers, and design teams to ensure the testing of new features runs smoothly
  • Experience working with cloud/virtualised environments (Aws, Azure), and/or containerisation of services
Desirable
  • Familiarity with game development and the technology involved
  • Experience with the QT framework
  • Desire to always improve and keep up to date with current technologies
  • Experience in Agile work practices
  • Avid gamer


Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust.

We house many talented people, 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.

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Currently we are working fully remotely, and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. Our expert IT and HR teams will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.  

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, 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 free Japanese lessons, 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.