Graduate Build Engineer

Cambridge / Hybrid /
Programming – Coding /
/ Hybrid
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Zoo and F1 Manager. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 800 talented people supporting our existing portfolio and ambitious future roadmap, along with our publishing label Frontier Foundry, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

Purpose of the Role

We are seeking a new addition to the growing Build Engineering Team! As a member of the Build Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to support all of the game teams at Frontier, through the use of our continuous integration and deployment system.  

You will help us develop, improve, adapt and innovate our build, packaging, test, and publish process, improving the stability, performance, and quality in all of our games by using the continuous integration and deployment system to its full potential. 

Key Responsibilities:

    • Identify areas within the continuous integration and deployment (CID) system which we can develop, improve, adapt and innovate allowing us to improving all aspects of the build, packaging, test, and publish process and supporting systems.
    • Design, Develop and maintain tools which support the CID process.
    • Working with our existing CID system to ensure that the latest working builds of our games and supporting tools are available to those who require them across the different project team, and that the development progress isn’t blocked.
    • Monitor the continuous integration and deployment system to ensure a high standard of build stability, performance and quality is supported on all projects
    • Supporting the teams through the process of creating Release Candidates and helping to resolve issues as quickly as possible
    • Ensuring that the build/package and publish process is as fast and hassle-free as possible for all of our teams

About you:

    • Passion for gaming and a desire to help create great games.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders from different teams across the company.
    • Work in close partnership with cross-functional teams and management to support the goals of each project.
    • Willingness to work collaboratively across multiple disciplines and skill ranges.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to receive constructive feedback in order to strive for continuous improvement.
    • Good at managing competing demands for your time.
    • Able to work with the team to support yourself and others in high pressure situations. 

Qualifications, Skills & Experience (Essential):

    • A degree in Computer Science or Computing, or equivalent
    • Experience with continuous integration and deployment systems such as TeamCity, Buildbot or Jenkins.
    • Knowledge of version control systems (preferably SVN or Perforce)
    • Recent experience with scripting languages (preferably Python or JavaScript)

Qualifications, Skills & Experience (Desirable):

    • Knowledge of C# or Java
    • Passion for gaming and a desire to help create great games.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.