At PlayStation London Studio, we are on a mission to make award-winning, landmark games. Our upcoming PlayStation 5 online multiplayer game will be focused on a brand-new IP we are extraordinarily excited about.
Our new game is close to our hearts, as the whole team collaborated on coming up with the concept from the very beginning. We’ve seen this idea grow from a seed, and now we’re looking for new starters to continue our journey on shaping our plans for this AAA project.
We’re also a part of the PlayStation Studios family, a collective of teams - from Insomniac to Naughty Dog and many more. As such, we have solid support system – often knowledge sharing industry advancements so that all our studios, individually lead the way to create memorable gaming experiences.
As a Build Engineer, you will join a talented and passionate team, responsible for the development and maintenance of our studio’s build systems. We are looking for someone who can delve into the details and fine tune systems but at the same time is approachable and loves to help others.
Scope of Work
You will work alongside the other Build Engineers developing new features, fixing bugs, and optimising build times for our in house build system, Grazier.
You will research and explore potential improvements to our build pipeline for example cloud-based solutions (AWS).
You will collaborate with our IT department, deploying and maintaining build servers and test servers / devkits.
You will work closely with each department, gathering their requirements, iterating on their build workflows, and supporting them in their day-to-day build issues.
Knowledge / Experience
Strong coding and problem-solving skills
Excellent knowledge of C# or C++
Experience developing automated build solutions
Excellent communication skills, both technical and non-technical
Knowledge of existing CI/CD systems is a plus
Experience with infrastructure as code is desirable
Strong UX skills are a benefit
Impact / Complexity
Our ideal candidate would be experienced, either aiming for a Senior or Principal level. As a Build Engineer you will play a critical role in the success of the project. You will ensure that everyone on the project can work as efficiently as possible with minimal roadblocks.
This is a Senior level role which means you will take responsibility for the implementation and delivery of your own tasks, alongside balancing those tasks with bug fixing and support work.
Teamwork is a big part of this role, collaboration and group brainstorming is crucial to the success of our build team.
We are open to candidates interested in taking a lead role, although we would expect prior experience with managing teams and good demonstration of people skills for candidates to be considered.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We encourage you to bring your best-unaltered self to work. Inclusivity is one of our studio values, which means we embrace different perspectives to fuel our creativity and we know that our games are stronger for it!
It is important to us that our teams are passionate about diversity and inclusion. They must understand that these words speak to people’s lived experiences that may differ to their own. We encourage our teams to educate themselves and show support and their commitment to DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion). As an example, some of our outreach activities include giving talks, mentoring, speaking at schools, running roundtables and much more.
We therefore welcome applications from all groups who are underrepresented in the games industry. We can offer training to upskill our team, so if you don’t feel you meet 100% of the job criteria, we still strongly encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.
Our roles can be flexible in terms of work location in the UK. We will consider the individual’s preference for hybrid, remote or onsite working. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate remote working outside of the UK.
However, if you wish to relocate to the UK and require sponsorship, we can support you with the visa process.
We have so many benefits, and we felt that if we listed them all out here it might look like we are bragging! What we can say is that we have you covered, from health and wellbeing, to finance and personal development, there is something there for everyone! If you would like to know more head to our benefits and perks page!