DevOps Engineer - New Sci-fi FPS IP

DevOps Horsham, United Kingdom


Position at Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly’s award-winning team behind Alien: Isolation are exploring new frontiers with a brand-new and exciting First-Person Shooter IP.

This is an excellent opportunity for a DevOps Engineer to join our talented production team at our studio in Horsham, based in heart of Sussex, England.

In this exciting role, you will work alongside our Tools Teams to support the development of the game through activities such as developing and administering the CI and Perforce systems that package and deploy builds, running tests and other automated tasks which enable us to ship our brand-new game.

To be successful in this role, you will be forward-thinking, pro-active and autonomous in your problem-solving and communication with various development teams, QA and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities  

As DevOps Engineer, you will liaise with the Tools and Release teams to formulate plans and infrastructure to help with the fast and effective delivery of builds to the wider team. You will work closely with the development teams to continually look for improvements in current processes support the roll-out new features and finding new ways to optimise our streams.

You will be open, friendly, and approachable and be a nexus of information on the project and collaborate and communicate with developers across the team from all disciplines.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Create and administer our Perforce streams for on-going development across the project teams
  • Be responsible for creating build distribution systems
  • Script our CI system (comprising of build and test pipelines) using C# and Python
  • Collaborate with internal IT teams to ensure that the hardware for distributed build systems can match demand
  • Support development and tools teams in various software and CI related issues, script changes and requests.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience 

  • Solid and demonstrable C# and Python experience
  • Very good working knowledge of Perforce (Helix)
  • Administering CI systems such as Jenkins or Teamcity
  • A solid technical foundation - e.g. Computer Science / Maths degree or equivalent
  • Forward thinker and problem-solver with the drive to seek out and acquire information
  • Working with large teams (50+ users)
  • Solid C++ skills
  • Experience using UE4
  • Experience with Database systems such as SQL, Elasticsearch or MongoDB
  • Experience with post launch title support
  • AWS experience
  • Git experience 

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust.

We house many talented people, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life.

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Currently we are working fully remotely, and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. Our expert IT and HR teams will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.  

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy*
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases*
  • Studio community activities such as free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more*
*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19. 

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.