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Senior DevOps Engineer

Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.
Job Purpose:
To build a best-in-class publishing platform to enable the studio to publish new internal and external games. This role forms an integral part of our growing platform team, supporting development and production environments and providing operation insights to determine what good looks like.Main Duties:

  • Build, automate and support development and production environments on both on-premises and cloud
  • Provide operational insights by deploying and maintaining logging, monitoring, and alerting solutions
  • Collaborate with engineering teams making recommendations and architectural decisions to ensure security, scalability, availability, and performance of the platform
  • Work with internal and outsourced engineering teams on setting up continuous integration and delivery pipelines
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues and work with engineering teams to detect and prevent future issues
  • Exhibit a ‘T-shaped skillset’ by doing hands-on development when necessary
  • On-Call support to troubleshoot and resolve out-of-hour production issues
  • Mentor and train engineers across internal and remote engineering teams up-skilling them in DevOps principles and best practices
  • Advocate DevOps culture and practices across the studio


  • Self-starter, able to take high level direction and work independently with minimal instruction
  • Hands-on development experience with Python, Golang, Java or C#
  • Proficient in Linux system administration and server configuration (e.g., Debian/Ubuntu)
  • Strong working knowledge of cloud technologies specifically AWS
  • Experience with containerization and container orchestration frameworks (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm)
  • Familiarity with log aggregation and monitoring tools (e.g., ELK Stack, Datadog, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of continues integration and delivery principles and tools
  • Experience working across internal and remote engineering teams using agile methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of software and infrastructure security best practices 
  • Experience working with configuration management and infrastructure as code tools (Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, etc.)
  • Gamer at heart. We expect our employees to be product focused on all levels
  • BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience

Company Benefits:
- Flexible Working- Bonus Scheme- Private Health Care - Gym Membership- Generous Pension Contributions- Life Insurance- Free Cycle Repair- Income Protection- Dental Plan- Free Fruit and Drinks- Subsidised Canteen
Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application! Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Senior DevOps Engineer

Cambridge, UK
Full time

Published on 05/26/2021

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