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DevOps Engineer – AAA Games – Oxford

Location: Oxford, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago


Our client, a leading independent media and games company, are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Junior DevOps Engineer to join their team in Oxford. 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.

This role is full-time, based in-house at their Oxford headquarters. They can consider permanent or in-house contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK.


  • 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
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to work well with individuals and teams



  • Experience utilising web APIs to automate tasks
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience with application containers

Tagged as: Programming

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