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Published 2024-02-20

Senior DevOps Engineer – Old School RuneScape

Type of job: Remote
Country: England
City: Cambridge
Company: Jagex Limited

Description of the offer

Are you interested to join a world-renowned online games company? Do you want to work on a unique and large-scale project and face some of the most complex and interesting challenges in online gaming?

We are looking for a Senior DevOps engineer to join the RuneScape team, working on the operation and on-going enhancement of the RuneScape & Old School RuneScape game engine and associated systems, developing operational processes, maintaining and enhancing existing game systems and services, ensuring we continue to effectively support the live service and provide value to our players/customers.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Build, automate and support development and production environments, both on-premises and cloud
  • Provide operational insights by deploying, documenting and maintaining logging, monitoring, and alerting solutions
  • Help shape DevOps strategy and prioritize areas of investment
  • Collaborate with engineering teams across the organisation making recommendations and architectural decisions to ensure security, scalability, availability, and performance of the games
  • Work with internal and external engineering teams to drive towards better continuous integration and delivery pipelines
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues and work with engineering teams to detect and prevent future issues
  • Exhibit a ‘T-shaped skillset’ by doing hands-on development when necessary
  • Programming in Java and making use of other languages or technologies where appropriate (E.g. Python, C#, etc)
  • On-Call support to troubleshoot and resolve out-of-hour production issues
  • Mentor and train engineers across internal and remote engineering teams, up-skilling them in DevOps principles and best practices
  • Advocate DevOps culture and practices across the studio


What we’re looking for:

  • Experience and knowledge of DevOps, from development, maintenance and operational perspectives
  • 3+ years of hands-on software development/operational experience
  • Self-starter, able to take high level direction and work independently with minimal instruction
  • Hands-on development experience with Java. Additional experience with Python, Golang, C++ or C# would be ideal.
  • Proficient in Linux system administration and server configuration (e.g., Debian/Ubuntu)
  • Experience working with (and willingness to work with) large-scale legacy systems.
  • Good knowledge of cloud technologies specifically AWS
  • Experience with containerization and container orchestration frameworks (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm)
  • Familiarity with log aggregation and monitoring tools (e.g., ELK Stack, Datadog, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of software and infrastructure security best practices


Collaboration is at the heart of Jagex. We love getting together with our teams to share ideas and socialise.

If you live in the UK, we offer a flexible working model that empowers you to work in the way that suits you best, while also getting the best from your working relationship with all the great people you’ll be connecting with here. We support you to be set up for success no matter where you log in.

Flexibility really is the key to how we set up working schedules, we’ll discuss your needs with you and be transparent about the working schedules of the team you’ll be working with during our interview process.

About Jagex:

Make forever games with us.

Jagex is a thriving international games company with a growing library of forever game IPs for core gamers. We have such huge expertise at running games for the long term that we re-define expectations for what evergreen success looks like.

We create spaces for our players to come together – with each other and with us – inside and outside of our games. We empower our players with real influence on the game’s evolution. We help our players belong. Our community experiences give players a greater stake in what they’re playing, creating loyal forever fans.

These strengths inform our vision of our studio as a thriving international games company with a growing library of forever game IPs for core gamers. Our forever games will nurture sizable communities whose loyalty provides consistent revenues.

This in turn drives our mission: We create forever fans by empowering our community. We give players experiences worthy of their long-term time investment and actively collaborate with them to shape the games and the community for the better.

If this is something you want to be a part of, get in touch.

We have 500 of the industry’s most talented individuals in our Cambridge studio; if you share our values and ambition, we’d love to talk to you. Worried you don’t meet all the requirements in the spec? Your attitude, fresh perspective and experience is just as important to us; if you think this could be the perfect job for you, let’s talk.

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