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DevOPs Engineer - Games Studio - Oxford

OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Programmers
Salary DOE
Location UK - South East

Our client is a leading independent media and games company based in the city of Oxford. They are seeking an experienced and self-motivated DevOps Engineer to join their team. 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.

 

Required Experience:

Previous, professional experience in a DevOps role. A strong academic background is also preferred, with a degree in computing, science, mathematics or similar, or equivalent industry experience. Games industry experience is not required but desirable, along with an interest and passion for gaming.

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Skills:

Excellent linux server administration (Debian familiarity desirable) including:

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

 

Other Non-Essential Skills:

Experience utilising web APIs to automate tasks

Experience with JIRA and Confluence

Experience with application containers