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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) - CA Sofia

Creative Assembly


Creative Assembly is seeking a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join their Live Services team in the UK, while being based in Bulgaria. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing game-agnostic and company-wide online services with the highest quality. They will be expected to develop test frameworks, automate test scenarios, and maintain the test infrastructure. The ideal candidate should have strong Python development skills, experience with cloud platforms like AWS, and knowledge of CI/CD tools like GitLab or Jenkins. The company offers many benefits, including additional medical and dental health insurance, annual discretionary studio bonus, and free breakfast every day. They are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all eligible candidates.

Job description

Creative Assembly is looking for a Senior 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 CA Sofia, in Bulgaria, while working on a daily basis as part of our Live Services team in the UK.

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.

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

  • 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
  • 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 five consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. 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:
  • Additional medical and dental health insurance for you, your partner and kids, life insurance, and free health care screening
  • Additional holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all Bulgarian Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • 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
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, soft drinks and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • Office massages
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer and Christmas parties, Children’s day party, wrap parties for game releases

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

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria

Date found: 2023-03-17

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