Zynga is hiring a

DevOps Programmer

London, United Kingdom
Full-Time

We are on the hunt for a world class DevOps engineer with expert knowledge in delivering large, complex, highly available software systems to join our specialist infrastructure team as we approach the launch of a genre disrupting mobile title.

The NaturalMotion London team have created something truly unique with the Dawn of Titans project and over three years have established one of the most talented teams in the games industry. Our game will bring a console-quality experience to mobile, featuring ground-breaking graphics, an unparalleled collaborative multiplayer environment and an adventure that will retain players for many years to come. In this bold move to position ourselves as a world leader in AAA mobile game development, server infrastructure with undisruptive seamless gameplay becomes the plinth to our success.

What challenges await you?

  • Development of production infrastructure for a complex AAA mobile strategy game
  • Design and implementation of build, release, deployment, and configuration activities
  • Maintenance and development of an efficiency boosting toolset for our developers
  • Implementing and configuring 3rd party and custom components (AWS, docker)
  • Automating rollout of builds to development and QA teams
  • Together with your engineering team, you will be an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents

What you will bring:

  • Experience in deploying/administering Linux clusters
  • Knowledge of virtual infrastructure systems and containers
  • Experience in troubleshooting network, hardware, and performance problems on environments running tens to hundreds of servers
  • Experience with build pipelines, automated testing, mobile packaging, and continuous deployment
  • Experience with monitoring systems (nagios, shinken, ganglia)
  • Experience with data analysis systems (elastic, kibana, logstash)
  • “Can-do” attitude and DevOps culture
  • Enthusiastic team player

Bonus points:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Python/Golang/C++/C#/Bash/JavaScript experience (we love polyglot engineers!)
  • Proficiency Memcache and Redis
  • Functional programming experience
  • Expert on AWS services (architected/develop AWS based solutions with 100+ instances)
  • Scalable distributed systems experience
  • A passion for computer games, specifically social, mobile and strategy


The Joel Test:

Do you use source control? YES

Can you make a build in one step? YES

Do you make daily builds? YES

Do you have a bug database? YES

Do you fix bugs before writing new code? YES

Do you have an up-to-date schedule? YES

Do you have a spec? YES

Do programmers have quiet working conditions? YES

Do you use the best tools money can buy? YES

Do you have testers? YES

Do new candidates write code during their interview? NO

Do you do hallway usability testing? YES


What do we give you?

  • The opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Zynga Stock
  • Flexible working hours
  • Discounted gym membership at Studio local gyms
  • Free fruit & soft drinks
  • 23 days holiday
  • The opportunity to join the childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes
  • Summer and Christmas parties and Happy Hour in every Studio, every Friday
  • £150 towards a team budget (you get to choose how you want to spend it)
  • A discretionary annual bonus

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