Lead Test Automation Engineer

By April 3, 2017Jobs

We’re Criterion, and we love making games!
Over the last fifteen years we’ve entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. From Burnout & Need for Speed to the critically acclaimed VR mission for Star Wars Battlefront, Criterion have always pushed the boundaries, delivering through technical excellence, world-class game feel and AAA audiovisual quality.

We place enormous value on creative collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another. We encourage free experimentation, innovation and exploration very explicitly with regular “off-the-grid” time.

Criterion don’t put people in boxes. Folks here have freedom to navigate their careers the way their hearts take them – we’re not big on labels. Our features are built by teams who choose to work together, actively encouraging cross-discipline crack squads to solve the toughest problems.

The working day has space carved out for everyone to play games – by themselves or together, be they tabletop or videogames, we love them all. Learning from the widest range of experiences makes our own games better.

Over the years, we’ve learned that crunching is flat-out stupid, so we don’t do it.


The Challenge Ahead:
Criterion are embarking on their most ambitious projects to date.
We are growing our team with fresh, talented people who can help us take a huge leap forwards.

Since 2007, we’ve believed that automated testing plays a crucial role in delivering ever-larger games at the high quality we demand. By combining our knowledge about what is possible and what is quick to build, we’ve delivered a series of systems that do an increasingly good job of exercising our games and reporting their results in a helpful, digested way. These systems have been used on games ranging from Burnout Paradise to Star Wars Battlefront.

We’re now looking to hire somebody who can passionately lead us further and faster in the field of automated testing. The role will involve working with senior engineers in the studio and across EA to maintain, extend and ultimately design the next generation of automated testing systems for Criterion.


What a Lead Test Automation Engineer does at Criterion:

•   Owns and drives the automated systems that are used to measure the health of the game

•   Works with Technical Directors and the team to define which metrics are the most valuable

•   Constantly strives to present better information and workflows to the team

•   Cares passionately about delivering pragmatic solutions to real problems

•   Understands the value of reliability in automated systems


A Lead Test Automation Engineer will need:

•   Good experience of integrating systems together successfully is essential

•   Experience working with automated testing is essential

•   Previous experience of shipping games is a plus

•   Experience of professional programming is essential; experience in Python, C# and AngularJS is a plus

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!
Naturally, we offer competitive compensation packages.
More importantly, because we love working with world-class creators, we maintain a culture that thrives on creative freedom and autonomy.

We thought you might also want to know:
We’re based in the lovely town of Guildford – 35 minutes from central London.
Our office is a short walk from the train station and town centre.


Apply now!