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Lead Test Engineer

Hours: Full time

Salary: Excellent (dependent on experience)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Remote / Central London

About Antstream Arcade

Antstream Arcade is the largest collection of officially licensed retro/classic games in the world. Our latest Xbox release has been recognised as the best retro gaming platform on gaming consoles. Players from all over the world can compete together in unique challenges, tournaments, and full gameplay. As a true entertainment brand,  Antstream is bringing iconic gameplay to Xbox Series S/X, PC/Mac, Android, consoles, fire OS, and more. Players can stream games from anywhere and join the action. Partnerships with Disney, Taito, WarnerMedia, Bandai Namco, Cave, Interplay, SNK, Data East, and more bring our extensive collection to over 3000 fully licensed games. 

We are looking for people who have a passion for gaming and want to create the next big gaming platform using bleeding-edge technology and world-class design. You are self-motivated, keen to be a team player and contribute your ideas and solutions that will help Antreams achieve its goal as the number one destination for retro gaming. 



  • Experience in translating user stories, requirements, and specifications into test cases with developers and acting as a “customer”

  • Happy to partake in the full development life cycle from identification of opportunity, through spec, QA, and feedback

  • You will be involved in developing frameworks, tests, and tools to automate and help accelerate all aspects of product development, pipelines, tooling, and service monitoring 

  • You will be proactive and have a strong focus on quality and risk throughout the delivery cycle, identifying and implementing automation approaches as required

  • Additionally, you will be expected to have a good understanding of a variety of test approaches in a web, desktop, and mobile app-based environment

  • You will be key in testing feature implementations and integration, remaining hands-on and practical with the work on the team. You will share your experience of working with high-volume systems, to help provide a resilient and responsive online service for our significant player base

  • Responsibility for ensuring the appropriate and efficient testing strategies are applied (Selenium Webdriver, JUnit, JMeter etc)

  • A hands-on position participating in code reviews, test execution, issue identification, and test planning

  • Management responsibilities include mentoring/coaching, performance reviews, and hiring/building the team


Requirements - If you have most of the following, then we definitely want to hear from you.

  • If you have most of the following, then we definitely want to hear from you:

  • Some development experience; e.g. HTML5/CSS, Javascript/Node, Python, scripting

  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills, ideally having fulfilled leadership or mentorship duties

  • Good understanding of web technologies and tools e.g. XML, HTML, CSS, JSON, REST, React, Node.js

  • RESTful API Testing and Automation

  • Experience in at least one Behaviour Driven Test Framework E.g. Cucumber

  • Experience in creating automated tests within a Continuous Integration environment e.g. Jenkins

  • Experience with distributed source control (Git)

  • Experience in developing Test Plans, Test Scripts, Defining Test Data and Reports

  • Experience of working with high-volume systems

  • Strong communication skills. You will be liaising with the product owner(s), technical leads, developers, and design teams to ensure the testing of new features runs smoothly

  • Some experience with or knowledge of non-functional testing, e.g. load, availability, failure & resilience

  • Happy to work across mobile apps, web apps, and backend services


Desirable - but not essential

  • Awareness of retro games

  • Experience of test and issue management tools e.g. Jira

  • Understanding of the whole tech stack, from design to implementation to Live, plus an appreciation of how tech decisions can impact and affect other areas of the business

  • Desire to always improve and keep up to date with current technologies

  • Experience of Continuous Integration/Delivery/Deployment

  • Experience in Agile work practices

If this job sounds ideal, please send a CV and a covering letter to, letting us why you’re the perfect person for this job.


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