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Senior Automation Engineer | New Games


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Automation Engineer to join New Games Studio in King

Your role within our Kingdom

As our Unity Automation Engineer, you will be a part of the shared tech team with a mission to build and maintain technology to support the game teams and the studio in the creation of our new games. This includes evaluating existing tech, developing new creative solutions to improve the project health, investigating problems reported by the game team, and coaching the game team by sharing your expert knowledge. You will work in a shared Unity tech team and enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative workplace where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your Unity Automation Engineer expertise.

You will work in a dynamic environment where work is driven by the requirements of the game teams which might include adapting to studio portfolio changes. Therefore you should be a fast learner with a positive attitude and a strong passion for working with new technology. You're excited about doing what's best for the games and adaptable enough to work on different things day to day based on their needs.

Skills to create thrills

You have a great passion for Automation engineering with key skills in automated testing, new technologies, large scale systems and games. You have also experience in Unity scripting to create tools to make life easier for the game teams. You’re an excellent communicator, happy dealing with people from different business units and with varying degrees of technical savviness. Therefore, you’re able to translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation.

  • Experience with the Unity test runner and build system

  • Experience writing test automation on Unity

  • Experience making end-to-end test on mobile apps

  • Experience using CI/CD build tools like Jenkins

  • Task & build automation tools like Gradle

  • Improving test workflows via automation (Jenkins, Github and Slack integrations, notifications and alerts)

  • The mindset of writing tests along with the application code of projects, building up a healthy test coverage

  • Experience with various dynamic & static languages. Groovy, Python, Bash, C#

  • Collaborating with the team’s client developers, backend developers and our dedicated ops team

  • Android & iOS app integration and delivery

Bonus points

  • Unity Game development knowledge.

  • Experience running and debugging test automation on a device farm.

  • Comfortable with BDD practices where you could receive user stories and turn them into automation tests.

  • Client development experience.

  • Repo systems like Artifactory, NPM.

  • Experience with Splunk.

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Helm and Docker.

  • Familiarity with web protocols, application servers and web servers.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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