Senior Build / Test Engineer

About the Employer
Company Overview:

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more 360 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Job Overview

We are looking for that special person who thrives on helping to deliver the best possible product through the development and refinement of build, test and release technologies.
As a key part of the game client team, the candidate will have direct involvement in the continuing development of the Runescape games, supporting the rest of the development group by delivering features to optimise and improve the reliability of the release processes. The role will cover a broad range of areas and technologies ; build systems and test automation frameworks, desktop and mobile devices, C++, Java and other scripting languages as needed, and the ideal candidate will help define the scope of the role, driving the direction of the release frameworks to optimise our workflow.
This is an opportunity for a candidate with ambition and initiative to join a fast-paced online games company, at a studio of over 300 people, and face some exciting challenges that you just won't get in many other places.

Key Duties:

  • Development and improvement to build, test and release automation technologies
  • Programming in C++ 11/14 and other languages as required
  • Improving the tech behind the record-breaking MMO RuneScape
  • Enhancing and maintaining our existing game engine technology
  • Being proactive in finding ways to improve both how we work and how our games operate

Essential Skills:

  • A passion for innovating solutions and solving problems in a unique technology stack
  • Experience working with build and test automation frameworks (e.g. Maven), particularly those relating to the production of C/C++ projects
  • An understanding and appreciation of test processes and QA requirements
  • Ability to work semi-independently, pro-actively identifying and addressing issues
  • Previous time spent working in a large complex system
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Perl or similar
  • Proficiency in C++ and Java
  • Relevant qualification at degree level or equivalent experience

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working on networked and MMO games
  • Experience of developing games for mobile, both iOS and Android
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Games industry experience
  • Experience playing RuneScape
Company Benefits:

- Flexible Working
- Bonus Scheme
- Private Health Care
- Gym Membership
- Generous Pension Contributions
- Life Insurance
- Free Cycle Repair
- Income Protection
- Dental Plan
- Free Fruit and Drinks
- Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!
Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.