Backend and DevOps Engineer

Mobile Games - Start-Up Studio - Medical Insurance

Location
City of London
Employment Type
Permanent
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Backend & DevOps Engineer in London

We are looking for a highly experienced Backend and DevOps Engineer to join this exciting start-up mobile games studio in London. The studio is in an exciting stage of development, so are looking for highly experienced individuals who are passionate about the games industry to join them on their journey.

You will become an integral member of the team within this role working on both the backend and DevOps. The backend part of the role will involve providing player services, while the DevOps side will be focused on managing authentication across games, analytics and technical support.

Focusing largely on backend development initially, your role will be to develop systems which improve player experience, as well as managing online services to ensure their smooth running. You will need to have a solid background in both backend development and DevOps to be successful in this role, so it is essential that you have experience in the digital industry in both.

Backend and DevOps Engineer responsibilities:

  • Backend Development:
    • Develop essential systems to improve player experience
    • Manage and design API alongside the game team to ensure services continue to run efficiently
  • DevOps
    • Manage cloud infrastructure
    • Improve management tools and system automation
    • Ensure SLAs are always met by monitoring online services
    • Oversee system security
    • Help in debugging and troubleshooting online software components
    • Provide general technical support to the team
    • Ensure build management, automated testing and software deployment, working with agile delivery teams
    • Manage and tailor solutions and respond to incidents

Essential requirements for this role in London:

  • Backend development
    • Experience in online application development – ideally in a data-driven industry
    • Experience using Ruby/Elixir to develop applications
    • Experience working with authentication systems, microservice architecture RESTful APIs and Git (or other version management systems)
  • DevOps
    • Experience working in IT tech support and in a cloud environment
    • Experience with one or more of: Apache, Mysql, Postgres, Nginx, Mongo, Haproxy
    • Experience of designing distributed systems/clustering
    • Experience with monitoring alert systems – central logging, backup solutions, log analytics

Due to the start-up nature of the studio, with their first product currently in development, the focus of the team is to build the company up and create a stunning portfolio for them, rather than thinking about profit at this early stage. So, if you want to be involved in a studio that is growing from scratch, and have a say in their future success, this could be the perfect role for you.

Team members will benefit from financial incentives and medical insurance in return for their dedication to the studio’s success, with several more benefits promised in the future!

If this role sounds like you and you would like to know more, contact jm@skillsearch.com to discuss the opportunity in depth, or apply online by submitting your CV.

Tags: Backend & DevOps Engineer, Backend & DevOps Programmer, Backend & DevOps Developer, RubyOnRails, RoR

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Reference: A010144 (AEMI-715802)

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