Senior DevOps Engineer



At Improbable, we believe that the next revolution in entertainment and society will come from massive virtual worlds. They will create new economies and opportunities globally, changing not just how we play, but how we work and relate to each other. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to build the next generation of technologies for online multi-user games and simulations. As part of that, we are launching a series of ground breaking titles to players around the world.

At Improbable, you are surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them, and who compel you to improve yourself. We’re motivated by the fulfilment of solving hard problems to achieve something profound and transformative.

Your Mission

The ways that we develop, test, iterate and deliver our games at Improbable are critical to our success. We need to create or adapt solutions that are flexible enough to accommodate a large variety of games, technologies, teams and approaches. The solutions we apply must also reduce duplicated effort through sharing and re-use. It’s a fine line to walk, and requires experience, pragmatism and empathy. Our ultimate goal is to industrialize our game development tools and processes, allowing us to experiment and deliver at massive scale.

As a senior DevOps engineer, you will be responsible for learning, building, teaching and researching the foundations of our internal studios’ development toolkits. You will deliver build systems, in-engine tooling, infrastructure components, automated testing solutions, development processes and alerting and reporting. Our central DevOps function is a resource for our internal studios, providing them the means to request and compose what they need to successfully develop their games.

The impact to a project expected from a Senior DevOps Engineer is focused on high quality development. We expect our Senior DevOps Engineers to:

/ Have heavy involvement in the creation of development processes, pipelines, and discipline.
/ Give constructive critique on the quality of the build systems and pipelines used within the project.
/ Display a high degree of discipline in following the software engineering processes.
/ Own automated processes, through design and implementation.
/ Own a discrete area of the build system and execute on it with a high degree of quality, e.g.: CI features, automated testing, build tools.
/ Mentor other junior engineers.

While we think the below experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply!!
We'd like to hear from you if you embody the following:

/ An Expert in a DevOps Engineer skill-set (e.g.: source control,  CI, bug tracking, automated testing etc…) with successful projects that show an end-to-end understanding of the process.
/ An excellent understanding of build engineering practices such as CI, Source Control, automated testing etc.
/ Excellent in self-managing workloads through Jira or another tracking methodology.
/ Excellent in identifying issues and proposing solutions that improve the software development process build pipeline.
/ Able to choose the best tool for the job, and keep up with the industry in having a good awareness of modern build tools.
/ Experience with Unreal Engine 4 (preferable).
/ Experience with, or an understanding of Perforce (preferable).
/ Experienced with any popular cloud hosting provider (AWS, GCP, Azure) (preferable).
/ Able to create tutorials, guides, or other important documentation for more junior staff members.
/ Able to mentor more junior members of the software team.
/ Skilled in one or more common scripting languages (Python, Bash, Powershell, etc)

About Us
Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
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Location: Remote - UK

Date posted: 2022-01-20