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Advanced Software Engineer, SDET (Remote)

Company: Monolith, WARNERMEDIA
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here. Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery--- the stuff dreams are made of. Who We Are--- When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next--- From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive. For the past 25 years Monolith Productions has been obsessed with delivering a unique gaming experience for our fans. Starting with Blood, our very first title - all the way to our most recent offering, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we are constantly pushing the envelope to combine innovative gameplay, inventive narratives, cutting edge tech & AI, and stunning visuals. We are challenging ourselves even further to ensure that our next project is going to be our best yet. That's where you come in - for us to achieve that, we need the best and brightest talent the industry has to offer. Help us create our next AAA title. Your New Role...
Monolith Productions, the award-winning AAA studio who brought you F.E.A.R. and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, seeks a seeks an Advanced Software Development Engineer in Test to join the engineering team behind the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and its sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of War, in leading our efforts in automated testing tools, frameworks, and test suites.
The Advanced Software Development Engineer in Test is responsible for improving the test capabilities of both our internal and external QA teams through automated tools and systems. Candidates will have a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs of QA, particularly in how they relate to the unique aspects of each individual game. The Advanced SDET will also work closely with engineers and content teams to gain understanding of how systems are implemented and more importantly, how they should be tested.
As an Engineering representative, the Advanced SDET will work closely with our QA, and Production teams to improve the test coverage of our game systems. Tasks to include: working with test plans, creating scripts against an automation framework. - The SDET also shares responsibility for maintaining build-system stability.
Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Extend, improve, and utilize our existing automated framework to: Enhance testing capabilities of game features, validate design and art content, and monitor game performance and memory usage
    • Review game engineering source code to identify potential areas of QA focus
    • Working with QA leadership on identifying areas of QA complexity and offering solutions to mitigate said complexity.
    • Along with other engineers and content teams, implement test cases relevant to the title. - - - - - - -
      Qualifications & Experience...
      • 7+ years of professional programming experience
      • 3+ years of professional experience supporting QA
      • 5+ years of professional C/C++
      • Experience working on scripting environment such as Python or PowerShell (preferred)
      • Experience creating reports working with SQL (preferred)
      • Experience working with distributed build systems (preferred)
      • Experience with development on either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 (preferred)
      • B.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent
      • Strong problem-solving skills
      • Ability to collaborate with engineers, content creators, and QA to develop robust testing tools
      • Ability to easily communicate technical topics with both engineers and non-technical people alike
      • Ability to openly discuss and review technical proposals, requirements, designs, algorithms, source code, and reference documents with engineers, content creators, QA and managers
      • Microsoft Visual C++ development environment. How We Get Things Done--- This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at - along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview. The Legal Bits--- In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $99,890.00 - $185,510.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law. If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

Keywords: Monolith, WARNERMEDIA, Kirkland , Advanced Software Engineer, SDET (Remote), IT / Software / Systems , Kirkland, Washington

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