Software Testing Openings in UK

Job Title:
Lead Software Engineer in Test

Job Description:
Realtime Worlds, creators of the No. 1 hit game Crackdown, are looking for a Lead Software Engineer in Test to head up our Test Engineering team working on a prestigious massively multiplayer online project.


* Show professional leadership and mentor members of your team
* Advise on methods of improving testability of the project
* Provide vision, and practical solutions, for testing the project and ensuring code quality is maintained throughout the development cycle
* Perform hands-on software development in .NET languages using appropriate development tools and technologies under Windows
* Assist in hiring high quality staff members
* Your ability as a problem solver is second to none
* Consider technologies – existing or new –to solve issues and make development and testing more efficient
* Ensure that software is developed to appropriate quality standards

Qualifications Required:

* Degree in a relevant subject area, e.g. computer science, or have equivalent experience

Experience Required:

* 3+ years’ development experience with a minimum of 1 year leading a team of software engineers, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

* Proven track record of successfully managing people/projects
* Strong knowledge and experience developing software products
* Display a pragmatic approach to the software development process, balancing scope against time and resource concerns
* Ability to extract requirements and develop user stories for implementation
* Be able to self-organise and work with product leads to define requirements, and acceptance criteria for features
* Excellent planning, communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to successfully interact with software engineers, other team leads, the production team and senior management
* Knowledge of project management and software development methodologies such as Scrum, and XP
* Experience with object oriented programming and C++/C#
* Ability to think creatively to develop innovative solutions, and work strategically to deliver complex solutions while managing competing priorities
* Knowledge and experience using testing frameworks (such as nUnit, Rhino Mocks and Type Mock)
* Experience with online software is a distinct advantage

If you are interested in this position, please complete our recruitment questionnaire located here: Recruitment Questionnaire. Once you have completed the questionnaire,

Please send your CV to: and include “Lead Software Engineer in Test” in the subject line.

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