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Senior DevOps Engineer

Employer
Rebellion
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Role OverviewWe are recruiting a Senior DevOps Engineer for the Rebellion Group. Based in our studio in Oxford, you will be an essential part of the Web team. The successful applicant will have considerable experience in a DevOps role and be passionate about robust testing and deployment processes. You will be able to work with developer specifications and show initiative in suggesting and implementing improvements to existing setups.

A Bit About The CompanyFounded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe's biggest independent studios. Its flagship Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 20 million players worldwide. 2000AD is synonymous with the absolute finest in British comic book art. With the acquisition of a $100m film studio and the world's largest archive of English language comics, Rebellion continues to grow from strength to strength.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Expand, improve and maintain the existing CI and testing of web applications and services
  • Improve and increase the level of automation in the existing build and deployment processes
  • Actively participate in architecture development, planning and build for new projects
  • Pro-active communication of technical problems and issues
  • Ensure the highest possible availability of live systems under your remit, including willingness to work out-of-hours in urgent circumstances
  • Maintain comprehensive site and system level monitoring coverage across all hosted services
  • Adhere to company software standards
  • Implement and enforce company security standards


RequirementsWhat we're looking for
  • Significant linux server administration experience (Debian familiarity desirable)
  • Strong ability in scripting (Bash and PHP desirable, python and perl beneficial)
  • Good understanding of network protocols (including SSL), DNS, firewalls and routing
  • Experience with nginx, php-fpm, mysql/mariadb (memcache, redis, beanstalk, elastic also desirable)
  • Experience with deploying and configuring PHP applications in multiple running environments
  • Familiarity with virtualisation technologies (such as Xen, VirtualBox, Vagrant)
  • Hans on experience of configuration management and remote execution software (such as Salt, Chef, Puppet)
  • Experience with cloud technologies and infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean)
  • Version control implementation and management experience (gitlab and gitlab-ci experience desirable)
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to work well with individuals and teams


Desirable Skills
  • Experience with maintaining Java applications, in particular ELK
  • Experience utilising web APIs to automate tasks
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Confluence
  • Previous experience of using application containers (docker and kubernetes) and canary deployments


Benefits
  • Holiday 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries
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