Build & Release Manager

Job Locations FR-Lyon
Job ID
2022-2715
Category
Quality Assurance
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Arkane Studios is one of the most renowned development studios in the video game industry. Founded in 1999, the studio is owned by ZeniMax Media and Microsoft XBox. Arkane is known for its creative worlds and first-person action games, including the Dishonored and Prey franchises, which have won multiple "Game of the Year" awards. Our newest title Deathloop released on September 14, 2021, for PlayStation 5 and PC is another hit!

 

Joining Arkane Lyon is an opportunity to collaborate and evolve with a passionate and talented team, on cutting-edge technologies and innovative games, and in a stimulating and welcoming work environment. The studio is located in the Lyon Confluence district, a place of greenery, sports, gastronomy and music.

 

Responsibilities

Build Process Management

  • Make sure the automated building system is working as expected
  • Tackle and report any issue that would block or slow down the building process in general and more specifically the CIS system
  • Coordinate with the appropriate people to fix any issues, which could prevent the build to succeed.
  • Participate to the build validation process in coordination with the Lead QA, producers and Tech Director
  • Coordinate code and content propagation through our version control software.
  • Coordinate with the QA team to define the testing priorities and schedule (engine/tools, feature, version, platform, language ...)
  • Propose improvements of the building process and coordinate their implementation
  • Promote best practices of our internal tools (CIS, crash reports, build deployment tools...) to the whole development team.

Build distribution

  • Communicate to the team when a new build is available
  • Write and communicate Build Notes
  • Make sure the builds are archived properly
  • Assist the team and external partners ( external QA, marketing,..) in the deployment of the builds on their PCs and development kits
  • Make sure the users can play the builds on their dev kits or test kits ( firmware update, activation, users support)
  • Write and maintain documentation regarding the building process

Build submission

  • Assist in the delivery of the game (masters) to the Hardware manufacturers (Sony, Microsoft) and distributors (Steam)

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of version control software (Perforce would be a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem solving ability
  • Good understanding of network and computer systems
  • Knowledge of a Windows environment
  • Basic knowledge of object oriented programming
  • Knowledge of current game consoles and PC platforms
  • Participation in a complete production cycle
  • Good English skills

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