LEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER IN TEST

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Lead Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) who is ready for the challenge of producing our next unannounced AAA title.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee development, organisation and deployment of automated tests and frameworks (across multiple platforms and test frameworks)
  • Monitor automated testing metrics, proactively revising test strategy to ensure efficient use of available bandwidth (co-ordinating with Lead Dev Ops and external QA teams)
  • Coordinate cross-feature team testing (automated playthroughs, scale testing)
  • Support Feature Owners and Code Leads with testing strategy and coverage (including automated testing)
  • Oversee integration of automated testing capabilities with existing gameplay systems (undertaken by SDETs)
  • Manage automated testing backlog, prioritised according to QA and dev team requirements (co-ordinating with Production to produce schedule)
  • Keep bug database up to date (including bug triage, investigation progress, proposed fixes)

Technical Requirements

  • Good understanding and experience with C/C++.
  • Good understanding and experience with visual scripting environments (e.g. UE4 Blueprint).
  • Good understanding of Python.
  • Strong understanding of QA testing methodologies.
  • A demonstrable enthusiasm for improving software engineering and automated testing processes.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine & Blueprint an advantage.
  • Experience with TeamCity an advantage.
  • Experience with Perforce an advantage.
  • Experience with JIRA & TestRail an advantage.
  • An understanding of developing for the main gaming platforms an advantage.

Skill Requirements

  • Be a positive, active, and contributing team member.
  • To be proactive identifying the weak spots of the development workflows and proposing improvements.
  • To be proactive and helpful with ad-hoc problem solving.
  • Must be a team player and know the importance of listening to others.
  • An avid enthusiast for games on all platforms.
  • Able to work independently, prioritize and handle pressure.
  • Must be organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and anticipate business needs.
  • Must have excellent time management skills to perform in a fast paced, high volume, high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional verbal and written interpersonal and communications skills.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care.
  • Private family dental care.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme.
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment.
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year.
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice.
  • Studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, War gaming, Board games, Home brewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights
  • Yoga 4x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening.
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Access to entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London based private cinema before their release date.
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour.
  • Staff only merchandise store.
  • State of the art office with the entire 190+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan.
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encourage biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.