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Automation Tools Engineer

  • Role: Automation Tools Engineer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The Role

Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X.

We are looking for an Automation Tools Engineer to develop tools and methodologies to maintain and optimise our automation system from software development to deployment.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for technology, software, and game development! At Dovetail, we’re committed to building enthusiast-driven games based around:  

  • Large open-world online multiplayer environments  
  • Exciting gameplay, relying on skill, physics, exploration, and competition  
  • Cutting edge rendering and detailed mechanical and natural simulation technologies
  • Development of multi-platform next generation titles

We’re striving to improve performance, develop and optimise engine extensions, including the latest game engine features. If this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you!

We pride ourselves on providing great opportunities for career, leadership development and minimise crunch.


  • Working with the central team to design and implement methodologies for software development in a multiplatform environment
  • Implement or integrate tools for our code and asset building, deployment, software analysis and reporting infrastructure
  • Ensure that development tools are used effectively
  • Facilitate the continuous integration process: configuration, documentation, optimization, and support of the infrastructure components
  • Contribute to the development of working practices

What We Look For In You


  • Experience in the software development cycle
  • Experience in source control, automatic building, and unit testing tools
  • Good knowledge of Python, C#, C++
  • Experience with quality assurance process
  • Knowledge of game development pipelines and a strong interest in game technology development
  • Good communication and collaboration skills


  • Degree in Computer Science or similar subject
  • Experience with Unreal engine
  • Very good knowledge of one or more of: Infrastructure provisioning and system administration, pipeline tools development, integration tools development, monitoring tools development, data processing tools.
  • Experience with next-gen game platforms
  • Experience with web services
  • Familiarity with agile principles

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity and providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences.​

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech.
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee, and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you have a degree in Computer Science? We want to hear from you!

About Our People


By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values


Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.


Enhance life

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.


Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.


Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

"What I bring to my role is an obsession with detail and accuracy. I'm also a people-person and I'm able to build good working relationships with others" Estelle Timothy, Licensing & Contracts Manager

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