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Elastic Stack Engineer

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15 Sep 2021

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Two simple questions
  • Do you have a background in designing, maintaining and managing ELK stacks?
  • Do you have experience in configuring and maintaining Elastic Clusters?
If you have answered 'yes' to both of these questions, read on my friend!

Rebellion is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is also one of Europe's biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. Our Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 35 million players worldwide. The Zombie Army franchise is a spine-chilling zombie shooter, and the soon-to-be released Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind!

And those are just the projects you know about - there are loads more!

We are looking for someone like you to become our all-new Elastic Stack Engineer and join our passionate and talented Web team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.Elastic Stack Engineer roleThe Elastic Stack Engineer is a new role dedicated to Ensuring performance, usability and reliability of our ELK stack for users and Contributing and implementing a roadmap for improvement of our analytics pipeline. As part of the Web team, you will play a key role in development, maintenance and utilisation tasks for Recon analytics.

This role would suit someone who has previously worked with Kibana, Elasticsearch & Logstash.

The Web Tech team at Rebellion is responsible for the development, updating and maintenance of internal web applications and API services for the company.

Key Outcomes
  • Improving indexing, performance and response times of existing ELK stack
  • Maintaining high availability and zero-data loss of pipeline
  • Configuration and change management of our ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana)
  • Assisting other developers with ELK related matters
  • Increasing capacity and enabling more teams to access and utilise our analytics platform
  • Ensuring performance, usability and reliability of our ELK stack for users
  • Contributing and implementing a roadmap for improvement of our analytics pipeline
  • Setting up and assisting internal users with access and configuring of Kibana
  • Troubleshooting errors, performance issues
We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We would like to invite all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity and beyond because we believe a representative team makes better games and provides a better working life.

  • Professional experience in the design, maintenance and management of ELK stacks (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana)
  • Experience of configuring and maintaining Elastic clusters
  • Experience working with large data sets and elastic indexing best practices
  • Self-motivated and initiative taking
  • Ability to manage your own time and tasks well, working alone and with other teams
  • A good understanding of network protocols, security and performance
  • Experience working with Kibana extensions
  • Elastic certified training and/or qualifications
  • ELK DevOps experience, including containerisation and kuberenetes
  • Experience working with large scale analytics collection
  • 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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