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Build Engineer

  • Role: Build Engineer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The Role

Do you want to work in the Gaming Industry?  We are looking for a Build Engineer to support the creation of our title releases across the studio. Reporting to the Director of Product Development you will work across Dovetail‘s Unreal-based projects to support the creation of our content releases, and their delivery for review and playtesting. 

You will be responsible for the maintenance and evolution of our continuous integration processes and the build farms they run upon and will have the autonomy to work with our IT teams to optimise that pipeline.  You will take ownership for the creation of build release notes and their distribution to reviewers and enjoy the autonomy to work with the studio development teams directly to fine tune that detail.  

Alongside release deliveries, the role will see you developing automated test systems and processes to support build integrity validation and title functional QA. Here you’ll have opportunity to both research industry best practices and use-cases and bring your own initiatives to the table to help make DTG’s titles the best they can be for our players. 

Your role will see you interfacing across studio teams, with close involvement with our Development Managers, QA team, Lead Engineers and Ops Submission Managers. Keeping abreast of technical, tools and process developments across the industry’s platform holders impacting content package creation and reflecting that learning back to the studio teams and your day-to-day activities. 

With up to 40 build releases in a typical month, across multiple platforms, the role is never dull and is an essential one for our business - requiring an individual who’s organised, focused, passionate about multi-tasking and able to work magic under pressure. 

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

We have recently moved into a brand-new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the integration of team-wide changes into build releases for playtest and review 
  • Compiling supporting build release notes, detailing areas of change and areas requiring QA focus 
  • Delivering build releases to studio stakeholders and supporting their installation where required. 
  • Liaising with the studio Submission Manager to ensure key studio releases are ready for platform holder submission and archived for future use. 
  • Designing, maintaining, and evolving toolchains to facilitate optimum integration at source control level and automated change reporting. 
  • Working with IT teams to design, procure and maintain build servers, their software infrastructure and backend build storage areas. 
  • Working alongside project lead engineers to design and maintain appropriate Perforce stream strategies to support title release windows. 
  • Working alongside studio development and QA teams to design, build and maintain automated test suites to support title functional reviews. 

What We Look For In You

  • 3+ years of experience of C++ and C# development in a commercial environment 
  • Experience with the development and maintenance of automated build systems, under Jenkins as a continuous integration solution 
  • Working experience with Unreal engine’s build pipeline and tool suite 
  • Strong working knowledge of the development and publishing tools and pipelines for Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Steam platforms 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the games industry. 

About Dovetail Games

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity and providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences.​

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games.
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported.
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance.
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you want to work in the Gaming Industry? We want to hear from you!

About Our People

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By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values

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Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.

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Enhance life

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.

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Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.

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Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

I'm a passionate person that drives for quality in everything we do, from developing talented people within the company, to delivering great simulation for our players.

Our products

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