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Experienced Build Engineer



Date posted

8th September

About Us:

ZA/UM is a video game studio that in 2019 released the award-winning role-playing game Disco Elysium. We are based in the UK and Europe, we have offices in Porto, Brighton and London. Our team is spread across a number of countries around the globe. Currently, the team is composed of around 100 writers, artists, developers and producers..

The Role

An experienced DevOps Engineer is sought after to create and build a new team at ZA/UM. We are looking for a communicative and adaptive individual to shape the future of studio-wide support for our game project and tools teams. We would like you to take a lead in project development infrastructure and support.

The current technologies involve Plastic SCM, git, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud, and their use in CI/CD pipelines for game code, assets, and web-based services.

Important: For this role you must be based in UK, Europe or on Universal Time Coordinated UTC +/- 2 hours

  • Design and develop project and studio-wide support processes taking into account the requirements of multiple teams.
  • Host discussions with stakeholders, users and management to maintain understanding of, and back-brief on, the requirements of the studio regarding product, process and technology.
  • Gather requirements for, design, build, and maintain infrastructure for game development, including build systems, testing, and deployment.
  • Administer version control systems and assist in managing appropriate branches, merging and permissions.
  • Support scheduled automated building, testing, profiling and reporting of multiple game projects.
  • Maintain cohesion and standards across the studio for version control and release management.
  • Work closely with our System Administration Group, Infosec Group, and Engineering Groups to communicate the needs of the DevOps group in relation to the projects.
  • Propose job roles within the DevOps group, assistant in the hiring into those roles, and management of the personnel.
  • Advise on best practices and new developments in the field of DevOps.
Skills & requirements:
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills, for audiences within and outside of engineering.
  • A desire to build and lead your own team.
  • Strong experience in CI/CD, IaC, testing, profiling and automation.
  • Experienced with source control managers, automation servers, and cloud-based service providers.
  • Fluent in scripting languages, such as Groovy, Python, PowerShell, Bash.
  • An appreciation of process optimization.
  • Administrative experience with Unix-based, Mac, and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with at least one long-term product’s full development from pre-production to post-launch.
  • To have previously held, or currently hold, a Senior or Lead title in DevOps or a build team.
  • 4+ years experience in software engineering.
  • Experience in GCS.
  • Experience with Jenkins.
  • Experience with Plastic.
  • Experience of DevOps/Build Engineering in the video game industry.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the process of making video games.
We Offer
  • Competitive salary - Living Wage Accredited employer.
  • Excellent career development opportunities in a rapidly growing studio.
  • Flexible hybrid work model - the ability to work remotely or from the office, with occasional required in person meetings.
  • Private medical and dental cover.
  • Full studio closure over Christmas.
  • Industry leading parental leave.
  • Childcare support.
How to apply

To submit your Experienced Build Engineer application: Please send your CV and motivation letter here.

ZA/UM is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. The organisation - in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities - is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.