Frontier, an independent developer and publisher of video games for PC and consoles, is seeking a DevOps engineer to design, build, manage, and optimize distributed systems for their online services team. The role involves working with technical leads and project stakeholders to achieve high levels of systems availability and reliability for Frontier's players. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and improving the automation of server infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, patching, testing, and security updates of web servers and code, web server configuration, and monitoring and reporting of web services. The ideal candidate should have a degree in a relevant discipline, experience of working with servers, and experience programming in a dynamically typed script-based language. Frontier offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidized catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Zoo and F1 Manager. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 800 talented people supporting our existing portfolio and ambitious future roadmap, along with our publishing label Frontier Foundry, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.
Frontier's Online Services team are responsible for developing, hosting & operating an increasing number of websites & game services, including high performance databases & APIs.
We are looking for a DevOps engineer who can take the initiative with our infrastructure projects to achieve high levels of systems availability and reliability for Frontier's players.
Working with technical leads and project stakeholders within the Frontier you will take responsibility for designing, building, managing and optimising distributed systems and contributing to raising our quality bar for information security & assurance.
What does the role involve?
In the role of DevOps engineer you will take the initiative with new server infrastructure projects hosted on AWS and on-premise, implementing best practice to build secure, reliable and high performance systems.
As well as designing and building new systems you will be managing two infrastructure engineers to monitor, maintain and update our existing service infrastructures.
This is a varied role which will require collaborating with Online developers and other teams in Frontier to assist with code deployments, pipelines, testing, backups and reporting.
- Maintaining and improving the automation of server infrastructure on Amazon Web Services
- Patching, testing and security updates of web servers and code
- Web server configuration
- Monitoring and reporting of web services
- Communicate effectively with team members and work collaboratively on supporting our web services
- Aware of working with servers and it would be nice to have worked with Linux before
- Curious, have a good aptitude for learning and enjoy variety, with opportunities to work with a variety of technologies and systems
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- Degree qualified in a relevant discipline e.g. Computer Science, Maths or Engineering.
- Experience of working with servers
- A-Level or higher Math's
- An understanding of public cloud systems such as Amazon Web Services.
- Configuring open source server applications, such as Docker, Apache, Nginx, MySQL
- Working with SQL databases such as MySQL or SQL Server.
- Working with NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB, Redis or MongoDB
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.
Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.
We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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Location: Cambridge Hybrid /
Country: United States
Date found: 2023-04-29