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DevOps Engineer

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Oxford


We are recruiting a 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 previous experience in a DevOps role and be passionate about robust testing and deployment processes. You will be eager to learn new skills, improve existing ones, able to work to deadlines and approach problems in a solution focused mind-set.

What you'll be doing:

  • Maintain existing servers and web applications
  • 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
  • Pro-active communication of technical problems and issues
  • Adhere to company software standards


What we're looking for:

  • Good 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), 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)
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to work well with individuals and teams

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with cloud technologies and infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean)
  • Version control implementation and management experience (gitlab and gitlab-ci experience desirable)
  • 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


  • 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 Β£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