Build and Automation Engineer – London, UK

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Build/Automation Engineer

Splash Damage – Kent, UK

Splash Damage create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Members of the build/automation engineering team are responsible for maintaining and contributing to the build and release infrastructure that underpin their award winning live-service multiplayer games.

As a Build/Automation Engineer, you will use your knowledge and experience to plan, build, and maintain the build pipeline and infrastructure that supports the game from both a development and live service perspective. You should have experience working with colleagues from multiple different departments to understand and fulfil requirements for the entire build and release pipeline, from the moment work leaves a developer machine to it reaching the player. You will also be responsible for identifying potential opportunities to expand their build infrastructure, working with support departments to identify, procure, and setup resources as required.

Splash Damage believe that constantly improving on their skills is an essential part of the job and, as a result, they offer regular leadership, management, and mentoring training opportunities.

You should excel at:

  • Working with members of multiple disciplines to effectively elicit requirements and communicate opportunities (as well as constraints)
  • Collaborating effectively in open environments
  • Employing a can-do attitude to solve difficult problems as part of an agile, fast-moving, and highly-focused team
  • Communicating ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed:

  • Professional experience maintaining, extending, and contributing to build pipelines and infrastructure for more than one shipped title
  • A history of working with Perforce and TeamCity
  • Confident with continuous delivery of updates and content for live games
  • Professional experience with deployment and development on PC, Xbox One, and PS4
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to self-organise
  • Experience with any scripting language (C#, Python pref.)

BONUS POINTS for the following:

  • Professional Unreal Engine 4 development experience
  • A history of successfully managing and integrating content delivery networks (CDN)
  • Professional experience integrating cloud-based infrastructure within build pipelines (i.e. AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • Capable of working with virtual machines and/or containers
  • Experience integrating automated testing within build pipelines
  • Direct experience working with multiplayer games

Interested in learning more?

Get in touch with us!

Email paul.w@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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