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Release Engineer


Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 750 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  
We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

About Elite: Dangerous
Whether you choose to fight, explore or trade alone or with others, Elite: Dangerous is a space simulation game of epic proportions. The most recent entry in a saga that started almost forty years ago, Elite: Dangerous offers the player no less than 400-billion-star systems to traverse, and vast planets on which to disembark and explore on foot. 
Purpose of the Role
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic programmer to join our experienced team on Elite: Dangerous.  Your role will be to help ensure the timely release of game updates on all supported platforms.  This will involve coordinating with developers across the team to smoothly migrate newly developed features and functionality into our release branches.  Candidates will also be expected to work with the continuous integration and deployment team and the QA department to safeguard the quality of our releases.


    • Update and maintain release builds on PC and consoles.
    • Help identify and diagnose problems with release builds.
    • Collaborate with team members to resolve build issues.

About You

    • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.
    • Willingness to work collaboratively across multiple disciplines.
    • Determination to maintain high standards and follow best practices.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Desire to continuously improve skills and help develop better processes.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

    • Essential:
    • A degree in Computer Science or Computing, or equivalent.
    • Good knowledge of C++.
    • Knowledge of version control systems (preferably SVN.)
    • Willingness to learn and adapt.
    • Desirable:
    • Passion for gaming and a desire to help create great games.
    • Experience working with a large C++ codebase.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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