Dev Ops Engineer


Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward-thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with free gym membership, in-house massage therapy, a leading benefits package and a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are five staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of having one of the lowest turnovers of staff in the industry. Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website,


Position Overview

In this role you bridge the gap between developers and IT, and you provide tools and systems to ensure fewer build failures, higher builds stability and to allow a faster turnaround on fixing any such issues that to arise. You will work with all the development teams in the studio as well as with production and IT to achieve these goals.

You will be responsible for, and supervise, the implementation of technologies and platforms to support all our current and future projects, and you will help to develop, maintain and improve our continuous delivery systems, tools and pipelines with automated build processes, packaging, testing and deployment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help shape, direct and lead the DevOps area of our company
  • Research, develop and implement new platforms and technologies to improve general workflow to support our current and future projects and products
  • Maintain and improve our continuous delivery setup on Jenkins, related tools and pipelines
  • Work with all the studio's developments teams and production to assess requirements and plan and design road maps for implementing improvements
  • Work with our IT team to spec out requirements and plan ahead for implementing necessary infrastructure

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of practical experience in a DevOps engineering role
  • Experience with:
  • Setting up, configuring  and maintaining Jenkins
  • Building and maintaining portable virtual development environments (e.g. Vagrant)
  • Building automated machine images (e.g. Packer)
  • Binary repository managers (e.g. Artifactory)
  • Application container platforms (e.g. Docker)
  • Hypervisors / virtual machine software (e.g. VirtualBox)
  • Using source control (e.g. Perforce)
  • Scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Shell scripting (e.g. Bash)
  • Build systems (e.g. MSBuild, xcodebuild)
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of continuous delivery systems in general, automation and pipelines
  • Great interpersonal and team communication skills