Salary on application
City of London, United Kingdom
Programming and Development
Permanent | Full Time
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:
Develop essential systems to improve player experience
Manage and design API alongside the game team to ensure services continue to run efficiently
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:
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)
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!
Tags: Backend & DevOps Engineer, Backend & DevOps Programmer, Backend & DevOps Developer, RubyOnRails, RoR
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