Platform Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Creative Assembly (Horsham, UK)

Platform Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Creative Assembly (Horsham, UK)

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Location: Horsham, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-11-06 05:01:01

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This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Platform Software Development Engineer 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 Platform SDET on the engineering team, you will be responsible for the implementation and integration 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.Key ResponsibilitiesOn 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 the 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 platform developers, SDETs and dev managers 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 ExperienceEssential

  • Strong C/C++ programming background
  • Experience with C++ test frameworks such as Catch2 or similar
  • In-depth understanding of exploratory testing and its applications
  • Experience with CI/CD (continuous integration) systems such as GitLab CI/CD
  • Well-versed in software engineering principles
  • Exposure to tools like WinDbg, Wireshark
  • Proactive and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Systems and critical thinking mindset


  • Experience with modern C++
  • Experience with scripting languages like PowerShell
  • Experience of Agile practices
  • Game development experience and passion for video games