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Senior DevOps Engineer

Employer
Rebellion
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Two simple questions
  • Would you like to help improve our existing GitLab CI/CD Setup?
  • Can you improve the quality and level of automation in our build, test and deployment processes?
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 Senior DevOps Engineer and join our passionate and talented Web team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.Senior DevOps Engineer roleThe Senior DevOps Engineer is a new role dedicated to implementing robust build and deployment processes and proposing and overseeing improvements to existing systems. You will improve and increase the quality and level of automated build, test and deployment processes within the team, You will also expand, improve and maintain the existing GitLab CI/CD setup. As part of the Web team, you will play a key role in implementing effective monitoring processes and ensuring the highest possible availability of live systems under your remit.

This role would suit an experienced DevOps Engineer who has implemented and developed 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.

The Rebellion Web team is responsible for the development, updating and maintenance of all the public facing marketing and ecommerce websites of the company.

Key Outcomes
  • Implementing robust build and deployment processes
  • Optimising and securing hosting environments
Responsibilities
  • Expand, improve and maintain the existing GitLab CI/CD setup
  • Improve and increase the quality and level of automated building, testing and deployment
  • Actively participate in architecture development, planning and build for new projects
  • Ensure the highest possible availability of live systems under your remit, including willingness to work out-of-hours when required
  • Maintain comprehensive site and system level monitoring coverage across all hosted services
  • Analyse, review, implement, and enforce network, data and communication security standards
  • Implement and ensure the company backup retention policy for web team data in partnership with the IT department
  • Work to project deadlines and pro-actively communicate actual and potential issues and progress blockers
  • Support colleagues in any ad hoc tasks and duties
  • Mentor other team members
  • Apply robust problem solving and time management approaches
  • Foster a positive team culture
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.

Requirements
  • 5+ years' experience in a similar role
  • Proficient with current cloud technologies and infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean)
  • Modern CI/CD experience (Gitlab CI desirable)
  • Experience deploying and configuring PHP applications in multiple running environments
  • Professional experience with and good understanding of containerised applications and deployments (docker, kubernetes)
  • Proficient linux use with server administration experience (Debian familiarity desirable)
  • Version control management experience (Gitlab desirable)
  • Previous experience of managing domains, SSL, DNS, firewalls and routing in a commercial public facing web environment
  • Strong scripting ability (Bash and PHP desirable)
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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