DevOps Engineer (Criterion)

About the Employer

We’re Criterion, and we love making games!

For more than fifteen years we’ve entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. Our accomplished people have expressed their passion for outstanding game feel, AAA audiovisual quality and technical innovation in the Burnout and Need for Speed series and and more recently in Battlefield 1, Star Wars X-Wing VR, Starfighter Assault and Arcade for Star Wars Battlefront II and Firestorm for Battlefield V.

We believe that healthy, engaged teams make great games, so we place enormous value on collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. We’d love to hear yours! Crunch doesn’t help make a better game. We don’t do it. For the past three years we are very proud to have been recognised by gamesindustry.biz as one of the best places to work in the UK. Let’s talk about how you could be a part of it.

The Challenge Ahead

We are looking for someone passionate about the fun in games and looking to build their career in the DevOps/SRE Engineering domain. If you are ready to jump on the forefront of cloud, containers and live services, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join us to ensure the best experience possible in game. This means working with everyone from content designers, Frostbite engine engineers, producers and senior technical leaders to design a scalable architecture that can support and scale to thousands of users a minute with an insanely high uptime.

What a DevOps Software Engineer does at EA

  • You will work with the entire infrastructure of the Need For Speed franchise to make sure our players can have an always-online experience
  • Develop user-friendly tools, efficient pipelines and workflows that aid in the development and iteration of game servers
  • Implement reporting and monitoring of services
  • Work with the Frostbite Team to implement server solutions for changes in upcoming releases

You Need

  • AWS or similar cloud experience
  • Git or Perforce
  • Scripting experience in Python, Go, Bash or Perl
  • Linux / Ubuntu / Centos
  • RDBMS database experience
  • Dashboard creation experience in Kibana, Grafana or similar

Bonus Points For

  • C++ understanding
  • Experience working in a game studio
  • Experience implementing monitoring solutions
  • Experience working in an enterprise micro-service environment
  • Comfortable working in a large Linux and Windows environment

We appreciate the work contractors provide, so here at Criterion we like to offer you great facilities while you are working onsite including:

  • Free onsite gym
  • Two annual parties (Summer & Christmas)
  • Onsite café
  • Our very own barista
  • Games Area

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more!

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.