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Test Automation Engineer

London 164


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Are you someone that who anticipates 'anything that can go wrong will go wrong?' If detail is your strength and you have an investigative eye then this could be the job for you!

As our Test Automation Engineer, you will be a part of the engine team of 40 skilled, knowledgeable and passionate people - Fiction Factory. The technology we produce is used across 14 different King games including Candy Crush Saga, and delivers gaming experiences to nearly quarter of a billion mobile game players every month.

The Fiction Factory technology is made up of a highly optimized game engine run- time capable of high quality 2D and 3D mobile gaming experiences delivery across a huge range of mobile devices, a content editing tool and environment enable rapid design and development of mobile games and a content and build pipeline enabling efficient iteration of game teams and over- the- air delivery of content to mobile game players all around the world.

You define testing strategies to ensure the product being released is up to industry and company standards. You will be focused on our content editing tool and environment to improve test automation in all of its areas. You develop standards and procedures to determine product quality and release readiness You also evaluate the team throughout the life of the project to identify areas where improvement can be made.

You are detail oriented, organized and process oriented but since this is a highly dynamic team you’re also flexible enough to see when a process isn’t working and adapt to make sure the team is able to perform at its peak.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, Build and Innovate internal test and automation processes.
  • Design and develop automation framework for game editor using BDD framework.
  • Develop GUI & functional automation solutions on different platforms.
  • Maintain and update an automation suit on a centralized test case repository in CI.
  • Develop daily scheduled test runs on CI/CD.
  • Integrate CI/CD test runs with test case repository for reporting and compliance.
  • Improve test automation process, executions and workflows scripts and tools for automation.
  • Evaluate latest frameworks/tools to bring innovation into our test automation processes and systems.
  • Create and maintain technical and functional documentation for automation covering all areas of our game editor.
  • Lead feature development and coach fellow teammates.

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience using common automation scripting languages such as Python and JavaScript (Node.js)
  • Basic experience with C++
  • Experience with one of the automation test tools: Squish, Selenium or Perfecto
  • Experience with CI/CD build tools like Jenkins, CircleCI, Gradle and similar.
  • Experience with Cloud platform and technologies like Azure or Google
  • Experience with developer tools like Testrail, JIRA, IntelliJ, GIT and Maven
  • Improving test workflows via automation (Github and Slack integrations, notifications and alerts)
  • Collaborating with the team’s developers, QA Specialists and with other king teams.
  • An ambitious, creative, confident, self- motivated team player.
  • Able to create, drive and lead test implementations autonomously and proactively.
  • Experience in end- to- end test automation for games and applications and other testing strategies.

Tasty bonus skills

  • Experience developing and maintaining automation on Azure & GCP.
  • Unit test experience with mobile applications
  • Experience in improving test workflows via automation (Github and Slack integrations, notifications and alerts)
  • Familiarity with build tools like CMake and Gradle
  • Experience with logging and monitoring tools like Splunk and Graylog

King is a place where we build features in the open, collaboratively. We value diverse opinions and make sure every voice is heard. We offer you the freedom and opportunity to work on fulfilling tasks and to continue your journey as an expert tools developer. We believe that in order to remain competitive we need to grow in our roles, we support this by investing time and effort into personal development continuously throughout the year.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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