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Position: Games Development Engineer in Test - London
Employer: OPM Recruitment Ltd
Category: Programmers
Location: London
Salary: DOE
Date posted: Friday, April 25th 2014



Job Title – Games Development Engineer in Test - London

Job Location – UK/London

Job Type –Permanent

Job Salary – Competitive

Job ID - #1741


OPM are assisting a major name in the Games Industry who are looking to hire an enthusiastic, talented and driven Development Engineer in Test.


The Development Engineer in Test is responsible for ensuring testing and quality assurance practises are integrated into and throughout the entire development life-cycle to mitigate product risks across multiple studios.


Main tasks and duties


•Create and execute effective and efficient test automation scripts that are (where appropriate) maintainable and reusable.

•Develop efficient defect reporting methods and tools to facilitate rapid, accurate defect removal

•Act as key advocate for quality assurance and testing practises within development teams

•Conduct gap analysis across all development disciplines to identify where testing activity (manual and automated) will provide the greatest return

•Identify and report defects in executed code

•Defect root cause analysis and review to pin point possible resolutions and facilitate debugging

•Confirmation and regression testing

•Conduct static testing of requirements, design, functional specifications to prevent code defects

•Capture and share good/best practises for the role and apply lessons learned

•Assist in the definition of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the role and metrics to illustrate the return on investment (ROI)

•Creation of dynamic test strategies to ensure areas of risk and complexity are adequately covered by automated and manual tests

•Work with tools developers and provide inputs to enhance and mature existing tools

•Assist and/or lead the R&D of new testing tools

•Conduct black box manual testing where necessary

•Work closely with coders to ensure early design and implementation of debug capabilities and tools/automation hooks

•Continuously improve and adapt to meet the testing needs of the team, the project to mitigate risks and drive efficiency

•Liaise with QA ahead of system testing to assist with test planning and risk mitigation strategies




•2+ years software testing experience

•2+ years of test automation experience

•Experience with in-house and/or off the shelf automated tools

•Desired - Practical experience of testing and releasing software within an agile development environment


Skills and knowledge


•Ability to communicate on both a technical (to developers) and non-technical level (to managers)

•Excellent interpersonal skills

•Ability to embrace and excel in team working environment

•Highly motivated and proactive

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels

•Excellent scripting skills (Python, Perl etc.)

•Comprehensive analytical and research skills

•Practical knowledge of testing and QA methodologies and techniques

•Knowledge of C++/C#

•Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

•Database: Oracle, DB2, MSSQL Server 2000, SQL, PL/SQL

•Game playing competency

•Broad knowledge of the games industry

•High level of competency in MS Office applications

•ISEB/ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing or equivalent/higher

•Certified Agile Tester

•Experience of risk based testing

•White box testing experience

•Ability to interpret and perform defect root cause analysis on program code




To apply or for further information about the role please contact Daniel on +44 (0) 1206214418 or mail a copy of your CV to

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Daniel Fox | Senior Technical Consultant 
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