Platform SDET – Horsham, UK

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Platform SDET


Creative Assembly – Horsham, UK

Creative Assembly have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Platform Software Development Engineer in Test ( Platform 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.

Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Being a proactive member of the team and own the automation pipeline
  • Playing a key role in developing the test framework, automating test scenarios, and maintaining the test infrastructure
  • Helping accelerate all aspects of product development, releases, CI/CD, and tooling
  •  Providing the team with a quality strategy that supports the team’s delivery goals and aligns to the overall Live Services quality strategy
  • Working closely with the platform developers, SDETs and dev managers to help ensure the game teams deliver their games on time with the services required
  • Enabling and encourage developers to implement unit tests in an efficient way by providing them with the right tools, frameworks, and infrastructure
  • Implementing a strong focus on quality and risk assessment throughout the product delivery lifecycle, identifying and implementing automation approaches as required

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • An extensive C/C++ programming background
  • Familiarity with C++ test frameworks such as Catch2 or similar
  • In-depth understanding of exploratory testing and its applications
  • Expertise 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

Bonus points if you have experience with…

  • Modern C++
  • Scripting languages such as PowerShell
  • Agile practices
  • Game development 

Creative Assembly are united through their values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, they have studio sites in Horsham, UK, and Sofia, Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Just some of the benefits of working with Creative Assembly include…

  • Relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, 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
  • Award-winning education and social responsibility programme
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including
  • Opportunity to join 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
  • Free breakfast every day
  • 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 etc.
  • Studio parties 
  • Studio community activities 

If this piques your interest and you would like to learn more, contact Philip Boltt on +44 (0)1709 834 777 or drop me an email at

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