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DevOps Engineer – AAA Games – Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #10931 Posted: 5 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Our client, a leading independent media and games company, are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated DevOps Engineer to join their team in Oxford. The studio’s flagship games series leads the way for authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 10 million units sold worldwide. The studio is known for creating stand-out games that thrill players.

The successful applicant will be passionate about robust testing and deployment processes, able to work with developer specifications and manager requirements and show initiative in suggesting and implementing improvements to existing setups. A strong academic background is preferred, along with proven professional experience in a DevOps role. Games industry experience is not required but desirable, along with an interest and passion for gaming.


•          Maintain, expand and improve existing CI, testing and deployment of web applications and services

•          Active participation in projects requiring server infrastructure

•          Pro-active communication of technical problems and needs

•          Ensuring the highest possible availability of live systems under your remit, including willingness to work out-of-hours in urgent circumstances

•          Adhering to company software standards

•          Adhering to and enforcing company security standards


Required Skills and Experience:

•          Experience in a DevOps role or in a linux-focused Systems Admin role

•          Degree in computing, science, mathematics or similar, or equivalent industry experience

•          Excellent linux server administration (Debian familiarity desirable) including most of:

•          Strong ability in scripting (Bash/Perl/Python/PHP desirable)

•          Good understanding of network protocols (including SSL), firewalls and routing

•          Experience with nginx, php-fpm, mysql/mariadb and java (memcache, redis, beanstalk, elastic also desirable)

•          Experience with deploying and configuring PHP and Java applications in multiple running environments

•          Experience with virtualisation technologies (such as Xen, VirtualBox, Vagrant)

•          Experience with configuration management and remote execution software (such as Salt, Chef, Puppet et al.)

•          Experience with cloud technologies and infrastructure (AWS desirable) 

•          Experience with version control (git and perforce desirable)

•          Ability to quickly learn new technologies



•          Experience utilising web APIs to automate tasks

•          Experience with JIRA and Confluence

•          Experience with application containers

Tagged as: Software Engineering

Tags: Software Engineering Categories: Programming , Technical


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