RecruitGibraltar are currently recruiting for a Platform Engineer / DevOps to join a household name in the Online Gaming Sector based in Sheffield, who have an excellent reputation in their field of expertise. They are a forward thinking Company and seek employees who have the same drive and motivation in their chosen career. Their desire to retain their market leading position means that all aspects of their business model are managed with a view to being the best and providing an outstanding working environment for their staff in all their locations.
They have created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. So grab a cup of “posh” coffee and catch up with your team before the daily standup. Then get your head into the zone, working closely alongside the other engineers, testers and ops in your squad. When you need a break you can go to one of our break out areas or even have a game of table tennis.
What will you do as a Platform Engineer / DevOps?
The delivery of a next generation of highly available, high throughput (think thousands of requests per second), low latency services into production. Services that will underpin the rapidly growing customer base's core activities.
• Be on-call sometimes 24x7 for the main sites and applications
• Support internal development, test environments and help the devs
• Own the release of internal code and push out config changes
• Help automate things and bring older systems and processes forward
• Be a guardian of code quality, helping the devs to make not just good features, but good systems
• Set up monitoring for everything in sight - if it moves, graph it
• Be a point of contact into Operations for various teams
What do you know that makes you a great Platform Engineer / DevOps?
We're looking for a developer with sys-admin war stories, or a sys-admin who can get into the code up to their elbows.
Code - you can branch, code, test, commit and deploy across a complex estate on just one cup of coffee.
Scaling - you can take a server's temperature, read a load-balancer, you know when to throw tin at it and when to go back to the code.
Automation - you understand the quandary of Chef vs Puppet, and you've had to choose; you know Jenkins' little foibles; your bash skills are strong.
Systems - you know your Linux, know your sar from your iostat, you can nurse a sick server back to health in the wee small hours and find out how to make a given application fly…
There’s the usual mixture of bash, a little Python, some Ruby, the odd bit of perl.
Salary £40k to £50k based on experience with bonus plus an excellent package covering everything you can think of.