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Automation Lead

Гилдфорд, Великобритания
Engineering & Programming
Area

Wargaming UK

Does the challenge of creating an exciting AAA Free to Play game at a new studio excite you? Here at Wargaming UK you have the chance to join a new creative project at the early stages of game development. You can leave your mark on the game and be part of creating something truly unique.   

We are self-publishing our own title, and are fully funded by Wargaming.net, one of the biggest publishers of FTP games in the world. Our studio leadership are industry veterans, and we believe we’re building a great studio culture in the best studio space in Guildford. If you think you have the talent to join a world class team, we’d love you to come and look at our studio.   

See what press are saying about our new project:   

https://www.mcvuk.com/wargaming-launches-new-uk-studio-in-guildford/  

https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/feature/70159/behind-the-scenes-at-wargamings-new-uk-studio/  

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-12-12-wargaming-finally-branching-beyond-world-of-tanks-with-uk-studios-new-ip 

Job Overview 

As QA Automation Lead, you’ll build and lead small but highly efficient team of Automation Engineers/SDET responsible for designing and implementing test automation framework as well as scripted tests to provide maximum test coverage throughout project’s lifecycle.

You’ll be key part of QA team and provide ongoing engineering, architecture and quality consulting to the development and QA teams (both internal and remote) in order to identify automation opportunities and optimize test cycles where applicable. 

Reports to 

This role is based in Guildford and reports to the QA Manager  

What will you do? 

  • Define automation strategy and contribute to robust, scalable and high-quality, reliable test automation solutions for build verification, functional, regression and performance testing

  • Build and lead Automation Engineering team

  • Architect an automation framework and manage associated test environments

  • Ensure that your team adheres to established coding standards, development philosophies, and maintains efficient coding practices

  • Evaluate and mentor members of the Automation engineering team

  • Collaborate with Dev, QA and feature teams to identify automation opportunities on upcoming deliverables to increase test coverage and optimize test cycles

  • Assist in identifying new testing tools, solutions, debug options and automation opportunities and proving their value to the project

  • Provide ongoing project risk analysis and report on progress status

  • Demonstrate transparency and active communication with QA, feature teams and dev management

  • Support and train internal and remote QA teams in utilizing framework expansions, new scripts and tools introduced to the project

 What are we looking for

  • 5+ years of automation and/or programming experience (ideally in games industry)

  • Passion for automation, validation, verification and software development with a service-oriented attitude

  • Strong knowledge of programming (e.g. C#/C++) and scripting (e.g. Python) languages

  • Great communication, risk analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Leadership potential or previous leadership experience

  • Strong code review and interpersonal skills

  • Solid working knowledge of source control (e.g. Perforce) and CI (e.g. Jenkins) tools

What additional skills/experience will help you stand out

  • Familiarity with Unreal 4 toolchains, especially Gauntlet

  • History creating Automation Framework from scratch

  • Experience with Games-as-a-service projects

  • Experience with Continuous Testing and Dev Ops

  • Worked previously with offsite teams

About Wargaming 

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships. 

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts. 

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming! 

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