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Automation Engineer

363231435_crt:1594113134806

Creative Assembly

Negotiable

Horsham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

QA and Localisation

ASAP

07/07/2020

Associate

Permanent | Full Time

No

This role will support our progress in automating game testing across our range of titles including DLC for existing releases and new projects in development.

You will report to the project leads to reflect progress in automating testing, alongside working with other development teams to produce new tools as well as improving existing ones.

Key Responsibilities

As an Automation Engineer, your responsibilities will include producing automation scripts and programs to cover game testing. This will allow testers within QA to increase testing coverage. You will also be required to monitor current script reliability and fix any outstanding bugs and problems.

You will be responsible for reporting in game bugs discovered by regularly run scripts. You will be working with our internal tools teams to produce improvements to existing programs including build procedures and production of other tools used by our teams.

You will be gathering feedback from the various QA project teams on how they utilize the scripts and identify areas where improvements or new scripts can be made. You will also review test plans and coverage to identify where improvements can be made.
You will spend time working with game development teams to improve in game features in order to increase automation capabilities and coverage.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Proficient in Lua scripting/programming or similar languages
  • Game testing automation experience
  • QA experience with a key interest in testing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relay important information in the most suited format
  • Proficient time management and organisational skills, able to handle multiple tasks and meet set deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to follow set process and a pragmatic approach when investigating issues
  • Ability to effectively prioritise issues and new work and processes
  • Microsoft Office and Windows knowledge

  • Desirable

  • Power Bi, Jira and Perforce experience
  • C#, C++ and Python scripting experience
  • Working with AAA games and in the gaming industry
  • Software Development pipeline and process experience

  • Please note, we cannot sponsor a VISA for this position so applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.

    Currently Creative Assembly is 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. We 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 a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants, and you'll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist.

    We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays


  • Annual discretionary studio bonus


  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support with a dedicated learning and development. We offer among other activities; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance


  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening


  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme


  • 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


  • An employee assistance programme and onsite confidential wellbeing sessions


  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy


  • Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers


  • Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children's Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases


  • Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes


  • A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more


  • We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy.

  • 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.

    Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values. We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft. Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:

  • Quality- Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.


  • Focus- We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.


  • Teamwork- We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.


  • Respect- Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.


  • Trust- Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.

  • If this sounds like you, apply now.



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