Mid to Senior Build Engineer

Programming | New Project

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate, and experienced Build Engineer, to join the team behind Total War, Alien: Isolation and Halo Wars 2, to create thrilling game experiences on a new project being built in Unreal Engine 5 (UE5). This will be based at our studio in Horsham, in the heart of West Sussex.

We’re building an agile team focused on continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will have a passion for learning, innovation and developing simple, powerful solutions and will bring a focus on delivering value to customers quickly. In this role you will iterate quickly not only on our technical solutions but also on our teams’ own practices and patterns of work to continuously improve our ability to support the project and develop amazing experiences with UE5.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

This role is Hybrid and has an expectation of one day every 2 weeks in our Horsham studio. This role would consider fully remote working within country of employment. Further details can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities

On a day-to-day basis, you will:
  • Build and maintain CI/CD pipelines and tools for a UE5 project
  • Be responsible for creating and delivering fresh builds of our game to the team, enabling fast flow and fast feedback at the project level
  • Integrate CI/CD, Test and Automation Systems into our build pipeline to support continuously better and faster feedback for developers
  • Participate in our team’s process of ongoing continuous improvement
  • Work closely with developers to help improve their processes and solve problems in active development on our UE5 project
  • Work closely with your team to further our team, project and studio values of continuous improvement, learning and rewarding, joyful work
  • Foster sustainable development by maintaining the health and simplicity of our portfolio of solutions
  • Partner, share knowledge and assist colleagues in their personal development
  • Have a tangible positive impact on the effectiveness of our team.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential
  • Experience with and/or strong interest in setting up automation of manual work
  • Experience and interest in coordinating complex systems
  • Strong interest in learning new technologies and continuing development of technical ability
  • Strong technical ability with competence in a variety of programming languages and development tools
  • Knowledge of and active interest in Software Delivery Performance, modern working practices and development methodologies (ToC, Agile, DevOps, Lean, SoPK)
  • Comfortable working in an innovative, experimental environment with an emphasis on rapid iteration
  • Passion for games development and making software development enjoyable.
Desirable
  • Experience with build engineering
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Passion for improving the way we work and finding new solutions to existing problems
  • Flexible mentality and desire to experiment
  • Interested in working in a generative, learning environment where experimentation and safety to fail are prioritised
  • Focus on Continuous Improvement, delivering proven value and taking an evidence-based approach to evaluating performance
  • Passion for games.



About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, 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 six 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.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

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 dedicated motion capture facility. 

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio working

  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)

  • 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 in the studio 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.
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.