DevOps Engineer (Information Security and Infrastructure)

IT Sofia, Bulgaria


The role: DevOps Engineer

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

Why we need you: -

You would be assisting with the assessment of new technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, automating the daily activities with SaltStack and helping to transition to Jenkins pipelines. You would be helping design and test the switch to a true CI/CD architecture. Self-motivated and technology-driven projects are welcomed and encouraged to always stay up to date and allow for freedom within the workspace.

As a DevOps Engineer, you will work as part of the team that manages and delivers Software Development projects and helps to ensure availability of key DevOps services used by the Software Development team and Business units as well as critical QA/UAT and Production environments.

Software Development and IT Operations teams will be assisting you with the deploy and operation of our systems. You will help automate and streamline our operations and processes. You`ll support building and maintaining tools for deployment, monitoring, and operations. You`ll troubleshoot and resolve issues in our Dev, QA/UAT and Production environments for a wide range of projects. You`ll be responsible to maintain, upgrade and configure our Internal services.

Who are we looking for: -

As a DevOps Engineer, you have extensive working experience in an IT infrastructure role with a strong background in Linux and Cloud administration. Open source technologies are something you are interested in and you have used a wide variety of such tools. You have experience with VMware virtualized environments, mostly server virtualization and software-defined networking. You were involved in planning deployments and improvements to CI/CD pipelines and have strong experience with Docker and container management. Some of your experience is focused on coding and scripting (mostly Python, Java, and Bash). You are familiar with Apache and Nginx web servers running and configuring along with caching and message queuing applications (Redis, RabbitMQ, Kafka).  Also, you have some experience in networking and monitoring tools. We are working with Atlassian products (Crowd, Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket Server, Bamboo, HipChat) so it`ll be good if you have used them too.

We try to follow the best methodologies and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service but you`ll be able to suggest any improvements. Our environment is Agile so it`ll be good if you have worked in such teams. You are a self-starter with the ability to make progress with minimal supervision. On this position, you`ll have to show your good diplomacy skills and the ability to liaise with technical and business people. You are able to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. As a team, we are results oriented and rely on good communication to achieve success.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

You have experience or at least exposure to the following technologies:

-  Messaging middleware. Specifically Kafka and RabbitMQ

-  SQL in general and PostgreSQL, MySQL specifically (NoSQL experience, such as Cassandra, Redis and MongoDB is a plus.)

-  TSDB (InfluxDB, Prometheus, Clickhouse) and ElasticSearch

-  Cloud services (experience with AWS would be nice)

-  Linux development toolchain (i.e. rpm, yum)

-  Automation/configuration management using either Salt, Puppet, Chef, or an equivalent

-  Monitoring tools such as TICK stack, Prometheus, ELK stack

-  Strong knowledge of Jenkins structure and uses

-  Git and versioning software

-  Build systems (Apache Ant/Mode/Maven)

Knowledge of scanning software such as Veracode, SonarQube or IQ Server a plus.

Certified in Linux, VMware and good knowledge of Mac OS X is a strong asset

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal allowance interest which encourages our employees to upskill themselves or pursuit a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting 1000 BGN upon the birth of a child.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to the transportation and lunch expenses of our employees.

Our employees can always enrol to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.  This role is in the Group’s Bulgaria service office in the Stars Technology department.