Tools Programmer

Games Jobs - Programming - UK & Europe

Job Title Tools Programmer
Skills Required Tools
Job Description Company Overview

As one of the leading interactive entertainment companies, SEGA cultivates creative talent worldwide with offices in America, Japan and our European HQ in London.  Our acclaimed UK based studios include Sports Interactive and The Creative Assembly who are responsible for award-winning titles and iconic franchises such as Football Manager™, Aliens™, and the Total War™ series. Hardlight, the newest UK studio in the SEGA family, are the talented team behind Sonic the Hedgehog™'s latest adventures on mobile platforms Sonic Jump™ and Sonic Dash™.  SEGA's much loved blue hedgehog mascot is a true global brand crossing over from video games into toys, stationary, apparel and much more.  

SEGA is growing and has recently completed an acquisition of Canada based Relic Entertainment Studio, famed for high quality strategy games including “Warhammer 40k Dawn of War” and the “Company of Heroes” series. We are determined to set new standards in interactive entertainment and are excited by the opportunity of welcoming such a talented development studio into the SEGA family.  

We are a dedicated bunch with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy being part of a lively, self-motivated, forward thinking company in an exciting and ever-evolving industry and because we work hard we play hard too.  

SEGA also likes to look after its staff’s well being too with discounted gym membership, in-house massage therapy, weekly football tournaments and most importantly a leading benefits package and flexible working environment that make SEGA a relaxed and friendly place to work. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  

Check out to find out why we are a workplace you’ll never want to leave!  

Position Overview

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Tools Programmer to provide technical knowledge and expertise to the Program Office. Working at our Head Office in West London, they will work closely with senior management to define the strategy for automated testing and work closely with both QA and game developers to develop, implement and ensure the successful adoption of automated testing processes across all products in development for SEGA Europe.   They will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects and will be the primary interface with SEGA’s talented development studios.   

Key Responsibilities  

  1. o review and verify all archive projects received by SEGA to ensure that the project can be built from the files provided by the developer
  2. Investigate any potential cracks or unauthorised duplication and/or distribution of SEGA projects that may be present on the internet or any other medium
  3. To develop and implement automated testing processes for QA to use in conjunction with development teams in order to improve the efficiency of how we test products in development

  4. To mentor and train a Build programmer role as appropriate.  
Key attributes  
  • You enjoy working with in a team & sharing your knowledge
  • You show a positive attitude & enjoy finding smart ways to get what we want done well
  • You enjoy learning new things & thinking of ways we can improve
  • You are amiable and willing to follow direction but happy to bring your own ideas to the table

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 
  • 5 years industry experience & at least 3 published games on multiple platforms
  • Experience of propping games to STEAM
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Good knowledge of C++ or C#
  • Experience in at least one scripting language
  • Experience in automated build/test tools or continuous integration systems.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.  
Salary Competitive plus benefits
Location West London, UK & Europe
Job Category Programming
Date posted 16/06/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of SEGA Europe using their internal reference .
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