SDET Programmer

About the Employer

Rebellion Oxford seeks a dedicated Software Development Engineer in Test to work closely with our QA department, developing test tools and automation solutions to help ensure our products meet and exceed performance expectations. We are looking for a programmer who is interested in test automation, improving processes and software quality, who is most importantly also passionate about games.


Want to know more? You can watch our video here;

Inside the Rebellion coding team.


This role is full-time based in-house at our Oxford headquarters. We can consider permanent or contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK.


Ideally we are looking for someone who already has some SDET experience, building automated test software and creating robust, maintainable systems, so games industry specific experience would be an advantage but is not essential. We are also open to training up a graduate so if you know some C++, are dedicated, willing to learn and can show us your hobby programming, then feel free to apply even if you don’t yet have all the skills listed below. A strong academic background is preferred with a 1st class or 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other science-related subject, or equivalent professional experience.


You will;
  • Develop and improve test automation solutions for the QA department
  • Test for engine correctness (eg. make sure rendering test scenes don’t change from one day to the next)
  • Tools programming, maintaining existing tools written in C++ and writing new ones
  • Create high quality, flexible, maintainable code
  • Analyse, communicate and interpret script results
  • Improve continuous integration processes (eg. improving the use of CruiseControl.net and Jenkins)
  • Research new tools, techniques and processes and how they can benefit Rebellion

Requirements

  • Good practical C++ knowledge
  • Excellent use of continuous integration platforms such as Jenkins
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills under pressure
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (eg Perl, Lua, Python) would be useful
  • Any knowledge of C# and tools development or using Perforce, Mantis or JIRA would be an advantage
  • Any understanding of games development processes would also be beneficial
  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation and organisational skills, able to collaborate productively within larger multi-disciplined project team environments, communicating ideas and issues clearly
  • Great team-work and the ability to accept and follow direction
  • A genuine interest in playing games

Benefits

  • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus: Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries