Linux System Admin (office or remote)

Programming Leamington Spa, United Kingdom


Description

Kwalee is a leading independent mobile game developer and publisher based in Leamington Spa – the UK’s biggest gaming hub outside Greater London and a great place to live – along with growing teams in Bangalore and Beijing.

Now the largest hypercasual games publisher in the UK, Kwalee is a company known globally thanks to half a billion downloads for hit mobile games including Draw it, Bake it, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky and many more. These successes have driven rapid growth in recent years and with exciting new projects in the works for Nintendo Switch and PC alongside the studio's hypercasual specialism, Kwalee shows no signs of slowing down!

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of mobile gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays. Could your idea be the next global hit?

As a Linux System Admin you have a passion for automation, security and building reliable expandable systems. You develop scripts and tools to automate deployment tasks and monitor critical aspects of the operation, resolve engineering problems and incidents. Collaborate with architects and developers to help create platforms for the future.

You can either work REMOTELY or in our Leamington Spa office surrounded by a great bunch of people!

What you tell your friends you do

“I manage 100s of servers worldwide to keep millions of players happy”

 What you will really be doing

  • Find ways to automate tasks and monitoring systems to continuously  improve our systems.

  • Develop scripts and tools to make our infrastructure resilient and efficient.

  • Understand our applications and services and keep them running smoothly


 How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to coordinate efforts and get the best results.

  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it.


 Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 100 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important development decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the original Micro Machines video game.

Skills and requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience on a Linux/Un*x System Admin role

  • Deep experience with Linux and Un*x systems

  • Networking basics knowledge (named, nginx, etc)

  • Some coding experience  (Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.)

  • Experience with common automation tools (Ex. Chef, Terraform, etc)

  • AWS experience is a plus

  • A creative mindset motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best

  • Interest in mobile games

  • You must have the full right to work within the UK


 We do we offer

  • You can either work remotely or in our Leamington Spa office surrounded by an amazing team!

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Complete freedom to design and make your own games every Wednesday)

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

 Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.