Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Programming | Live Services

Creative Assembly is looking for Senior Software Development Engineers 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 Senior SDET on the Live Services team, you will be responsible for the implementation 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.

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 being in on the 1st Thursday of the month in our Horsham studio. Further details can be discussed during the recruitment process.

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 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 developers, SDETs, integration engineers, product owner and dev manager 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 Python development skills
  • Experience of developing test automation framework for API-driven projects
  • Experience of building test infrastructure with software engineering best practices
  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS
  • Experience with CI/CD (continuous integration) tools like GitLab, Jenkins or similar
  • Experience with Linux
  • In-depth understanding of exploratory testing and its applications
  • Systems and critical thinking mindset
Desirable
  • Experience with containers, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Awareness of DevOps toolchain
  • Experience with OpenAPI / Swagger or other API specification formats
  • Experience with test management tools
  • Experience of working with online video 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.