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Senior DevOps Engineer

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Oxford

We are recruiting a Senior 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 considerable experience in a DevOps role and be passionate about 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.

A bit about the company:

Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe’s biggest independent studios. Its flagship Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 20 million players worldwide. 2000AD is synonymous with the absolute finest in British comic book art. With the acquisition of a $100m film studio and the world’s largest archive of English language comics, Rebellion continues to grow from strength to strength.

What you'll be doing:

  • Expand, 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
  • Actively participate in architecture development, planning and build for new projects
  • Pro-active communication of technical problems and issues
  • Ensure the highest possible availability of live systems under your remit, including willingness to work out-of-hours in urgent circumstances
  • Maintain comprehensive site and system level monitoring coverage across all hosted services
  • Adhere to company software standards
  • Implement and enforce company security standards


What we're looking for:

  • Significant 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)
  • Hans on experience of configuration management and remote execution software (such as Salt, Chef, Puppet)
  • Experience with cloud technologies and infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean)
  • Version control implementation and management experience (gitlab and gitlab-ci experience desirable)
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to work well with individuals and teams

Desirable Skills:

  • 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