Lead Build & Automation Engineer
At Splash Damage, we’re dedicated to crafting team-based multiplayer games that ignite friendships as much as they do healthy competition and teamwork.
Our teams celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics earlier this year, and we’re currently developing Outcasters for Stadia along with several unannounced titles.
As an UnrealEngine focused studio, we're excited to be transitioning our teams to the latest in UE5 technology and we're looking for skilled and passionate developers to help us drive this. We're advocates for work-life balance and offer a comprehensive benefits package focused on the well-being of our staff and their families.
We believe that teams create the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from.
Therefore we're committed to increasing diversity across our studio, fostering an inclusive environment to ensure everyone's voices are heard. Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, we're all currently working from home. We’re still looking to welcome new team members, who'll join us remotely until we return to the studio.
At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Members of the Build and Automation team are responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the automation framework and build & release infrastructure that underpin our award winning live-service multiplayer games.
As a Lead Build and Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for spearheading the effort of building and maintaining the infrastructure, build pipeline and automation framework that supports our games, from both a development and live service perspective. Reporting into the technical Studio Leadership, you will contribute to defining a strategic direction for Builds and Automation and drive its execution.
You will manage and grow a team of engineers and consider their skills and talents build roadmaps, identify risks and work with multiple departments and disciplines to understand and fulfil requirements for the entire automation, build and release pipelines.
We believe that constantly improving on our skills is an essential part of the job and offer regular leadership, management, and mentoring training opportunities.
You excel at:
- Setting clear technical direction, intent and best practices within your team.
- Identifying and championing best practices within your specialist domain.
- Identifying risks and blockers early and proactively removing them.
- Working effectively in open and collaborative environments.
- Seeing the big picture impact of decisions and critically evaluating them.
- Nurturing professional growth within your team with an enthusiastic attitude and a team-first mentality.
- Professional experience in leading a team of Software Engineers
- Professional experience designing, implementing and maintaining build pipelines and infrastructure
- Professional experience with using Automation and Testing frameworks for game development
- Professional experience with continuous delivery of updates and content for live games.
- Professional experience with deployment and development on multiple platforms.
- The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members.
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to plan and organise work for your team as well as yourself.
Even better if you have:
- Professional Unreal Engine 4 development experience.
- Professional experience managing and integrating content delivery networks (CDN).
- Professional experience integrating cloud-based infrastructure within build pipelines (i.e. AWS/Azure/GCP).
- Professional experience working with virtual machines and/or containers.
- Experience with multiplayer games.
- Experience with other relevant technology and languages such as SQL, C++, C#, Cake, PowerShell, Python, Linux domain tooling.
Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.