Junior/Experienced DevOps Engineer wanted for studio in Oxford

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Job Reference: BBBH3116
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games Programming
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: Competitive Rate
We are a leading independent media and games company, and are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Junior DevOps Engineer to join our 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.

Qualifications & Experience:
We are looking for a minimum 1 year of experience in a DevOps role or 2 years in a linux-focused Systems Admin 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.


  • 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


  • Excellent linux server administration (Debian familiarity desirable) including most of:
    • 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

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