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CodeWeavers advertising for a Wine developer and Linux gaming tester

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Looking for a job in the Linux space? Now is your chance! CodeWeavers, the company that sponsors development on the Wine compatibility layer and works with Valve on Steam Play Proton are hiring again.

Similar to one they offered before is a "General Wine Developer". This position needs a programmer to hack away on open source to improve Wine's ability to run games and all sorts of other software. CodeWeavers say there's multiple positions available here between working on their own CrossOver UI, Proton for Valve and various other CodeWeavers' stuff. One of the key points though is you cannot have had exposure to Microsoft code or reverse-engineering of Microsoft software, as everything Wine related has to be totally clean-room. This is a remote position, so you can work anywhere.

Don't have coding skillz? Neither do I! However, there's a job for you too. They're also now seeking a Quality Assurance Analyst, basically a "Linux gaming tester" as they say. Sounds like quite a fun role too. Who wouldn't want to get to play games and get paid for it? CodeWeavers say the role is "wide and varied role that includes testing games for multiple projects, crafting testing strategies and managing bugs from discovery to release". This is a local position, you need to be able to commute to their Saint Paul, Minnesota office.

You can check out the jobs on their official site.

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6 comments

fagnerln 2 Feb
So... the dream job exists! 😂
kaiman 2 Feb
Might have been something for my idealistic younger self. Now it's more about the $$$s and hopefully early retirement to clear my games backlog ;-).

But that one particular bit caught my eyes:
Quotea sensible approach to work-life balance

Looking at the Wine patches list on a regular basis (still waiting for some mfplat related changes), I get the impression that there is at least some kind of activity from CodeWeavers employees on any given day. Guess it's nice if people are motivated to put a few hours in on Saturdays and Sundays, but to me that doesn't feel healthy nor sustainable. Of course, for other contributors the weekend might actually be the only part of the week to spend some of their time on helping out, so some activity is to be expected.
a0kami 2 Feb
Tester is an excruciating job, imagine being paid for playing video games, awesome right ? Now imagine playing through the same 10 minutes tutorial over and over and over and over again, 8 hour-long days, for days if not weeks, trying to replicate that freaking bug trying out every hardware/software/input combinations possible trying to narrow down the causes to help the devs figuring it out. Of course I'm over-exaggerating, but you get the point.
I've seen it, I was glad to be a dev instead, smashing annoying bugs is way less penible.

Though, there definitely are worst jobs and overall that's good news for wine and more generally for Linux. Shoutout to all the QA testers.
denyasis 3 Feb
Quoting: kaimanGuess it's nice if people are motivated to put a few hours in on Saturdays and Sundays, but to me that doesn't feel healthy nor sustainable

From the job posting, remote work:

Quote"No set hours or unreasonable demands"

Given it's an office setting, I'd imagine it's by choice due to family schedules, etc. So, it seems like they are standing by the work-life balance claim.

Besides it's 2022. People work weekends. It's no big deal.

If I had any concern, it would be the lack of pay rates, raises, or benefit increases? How do you know it's worth applying if they don't tell you how much the work is worth? Am I missing it?
kaiman 3 Feb
Quoting: denyasisFrom the job posting, remote work:

Quote"No set hours or unreasonable demands"
Given it's an office setting, I'd imagine it's by choice due to family schedules, etc. So, it seems like they are standing by the work-life balance claim.

Besides it's 2022. People work weekends. It's no big deal.
Seems I misinterpreted no set hours as "no need to sit at your desk and twiddle your thumbs when your day's work is done" rather than "you work 40 hours a week but we don't care if you do all of them on Monday". In that case I could get behind this. Having my "weekend" not coincide with that of the majority could be beneficial at times.

Quoting: denyasisIf I had any concern, it would be the lack of pay rates, raises, or benefit increases? How do you know it's worth applying if they don't tell you how much the work is worth? Am I missing it?
Didn't see that either, and while it's a crucial detail, I actually find a lot of job offers lack that. Guess the HR types always hope they'll find someone willing to accept even less than what they think the work might be worth.
BOYSSSSS 9 Feb
Linux gaming tester huh. Seems like the perfect job for @mrdeathjr
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