Senior DevOps Engineer

Location:

Remote (Europe)

Discipline:

Programming

Level:

Senior

Salary:

Competitive

Negotiable

Contract:

Full Time

Posted:

June 24, 2024

If you have been a fan of Metroidvania games for a while, the opportunity of your dreams has just landed. Join the ranks and file of a European studio responsible for one of the genre’s most beloved, well-received game series as they aim to revolutionise ARPGs with their upcoming release.

About the Studio

If you have been a fan of Metroidvania games for a while, the opportunity of your dreams has just landed. Join the ranks and file of a European studio responsible for one of the genre’s most beloved, well-received game series as they aim to revolutionise ARPGs with their upcoming release.

The best part: the company’s distributed development model allows them to accept applications from anywhere in the world. Work with some of the most talented developers in Europe, grow your skills and portfolio, and take part in the creation of what will probably be one of the most groundbreaking video games of the following years!

Responsibilities and Requirements

Our client seeks a Senior DevOps Engineer to join their dynamic distributed team. This role is paramount to ensure the studio’s development and production environments are stable, scalable, and efficient.

  • Design, implement, and manage continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to support the development and release of our ARPG.
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure as code (IaC) to automate the provisioning and management of development, testing, and production environments.
  • Collaborate with development, QA, and IT teams to streamline workflows, optimise build processes, and improve deployment strategies.
  • Monitor and optimise system performance, reliability, and security across all environments.
  • Implement and manage tools for configuration management, monitoring, logging, and alerting.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to deployment, performance, and infrastructure.
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in DevOps, cloud services, and game development infrastructure.
  • Mentor junior engineers and guide best practices in DevOps and infrastructure management.

About You

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in DevOps or related roles, with at least 2 years in a senior or lead position.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Strong proficiency in CI/CD tools like Jenkins, GitLab CI, or Azure DevOps.
    • Expertise in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
    • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Terraform, Ansible, or CloudFormation.
    • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, Bash, or PowerShell.
    • Strong understanding of containerisation technologies like Docker and orchestration tools such as Kubernetes.
    • Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, ELK Stack, or Splunk.
  • Problem-Solving:
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, particularly in infrastructure and deployment issues.
    • Ability to optimise systems for performance, reliability, and scalability.
  • Collaboration:
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
    • Ability to collaborate closely with developers, QA, and IT to streamline and optimise workflows.
  • Security:
    • Knowledge of best practices in security and compliance for cloud-based infrastructure and DevOps processes.
  • Passion:
    • A passion for video games and a deep understanding of how robust DevOps practices contribute to successful game development and operations.

Desirable bonus qualifications include:

  • Experience with Unity game engine deployment and optimisation.
  • Familiarity with ARPGs or similar game genres.
  • Prior experience in the gaming industry or with game development workflows.
  • Knowledge of networking, load balancing, and performance optimisation for online games.

About Us

At Haptic, we know that people-first recruitment is fundamental to our success. We work closely with talented candidates and innovative studios to offer the best opportunities and build the most promising teams.

Operating on the belief that a studio’s strength comes from the team they build to bring their ideas to life, we are committed to assembling the most talented, diverse game makers.

As part of this pledge, whenever you apply for a job with us, one of our specialist recruiters will support you through each stage. From introductions and interviews to accepting an offer and submitting your resignation, we’re always here to help.

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