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Senior DevOps Engineer


Aardvark Swift


London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Games and Level Design,Programming and Development




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


There are loads of awesome factors that contribute to keeping this studio a fun, creative hub. You’ll have plenty of chances to show off your skills by taking part in quarterly game jams, and fun beer and game nights. You’ll also enjoy loads of personal benefits like healthcare, flexible working, life assurance and even a profit share scheme, so when the studio is doing well, so are you!

If you're interested in being the new Senior DevOps Engineer joining this awesome studio, read on!


  • Manage and maintain live operations of the game on a day-to-day basis
  • Participate in an on-call roster
  • Design and implement efficient operations procedures
  • Supporting your colleagues by helping to provide guidance on best practices in regards to operations
  • Implement and maintain monitoring and alerting infrastructure
  • Develop deployment pipelines
  • Provide comprehensive documentation on all aspects of live operations


  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Comfortable with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment
  • Data management skills
  • Being committed to providing scalable, reliable service to our players and internal users
  • Comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
  • Passion for playing games
  • Focused but adaptable; flexible and open to change within a fast-paced team environment
  • Able to provide after-hours support for online services and systems


  • Good experience with scripting language either Python or Bash
  • Excellent Linux knowledge and skills
  • Experience with systems and IT operations
  • Comfortable use of Source control (Git)
  • Strong experience with public clouds, ideally GCP, AWS or Azure
  • Proficient in leveraging CI/CD to automate testing and deployment (Bonus Jenkins or GitLab CI/CD)
  • Experienced managing especially relational, but also NOSQL, databases (Bonus points for Postgres specifically)
  • Working knowledge of networking, Load balancers and Load balancing methodologies
  • Experienced with the AWS application suite (Bonus points if you have experience with provisioning it using Terraform)
  • Knowledgeable on one of the major configuration management tools (Bonus points for Ansible, but others like Chef also useful).
  • Experience with Docker, and a good knowledge of (ideally experience with) container orchestration (in particular Kubernetes)


  • Annual Holiday Allowance - our holiday year runs from 1st January- 31st December. We offer all employees a starting holiday allowance of 22 days + UK bank holidays. This allowance will increase by one day after every year up to a maximum of 25 days.
  • Private Medical Insurance (BUPA)
  • Life Assurance 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Supportive family polices
  • Cyclescheme 
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Eye Tests
  • Travel to Work Loan
  • Healthy Mondays, free snacks, fruit, drinks and just about a 100 types of tea for you to enjoy
  • Aaaand more: we have fantastic company culture, loads of social events, company updates (with booze and fancy non-alcoholic drinks) and we're in the centre of London (food is amazing here!)

Keep Calm and waka waka...