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Lead DevOps Engineer

Crop Circle

world wide
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 11/23/2022
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  • Company Address: , New Orleans, LA US

About Crop Circle

Crop Circle games is an independent distributed game studio founded by a community of industry veterans who believe games have the potential not only to entertain, but also to widen perspectives and make the world a better place. Reaching that potential requires building a singular studio of unique personalities and experiences to create a one-of-a-kind work culture.

Job Description

We are assembling a dream team of exceptional developers with a shared vision for a powerful new game built around the pillars of hope, humor, and human empowerment. We aim to create an industry phenomenon by leveraging our team's proven track record for building narrative-driven sandbox games that create strong emotional engagement through empathy, positivity, and community participation on a global scale.  Reaching that potential requires building a singular studio of unique personalities and experiences to create a one-of-a-kind work culture. We love quirks, we embrace oddities, and we trust that our world is extraordinary when it's a little off-beat and a lot unusual. We know the people we are looking for rarely exist in the same place, which is why we are a fully distributed team allowing everyone to work from their home base of choice.

Crop Circle Games is seeking a Lead DevOps Engineer to help us mature our development infrastructure for a new and growing distributed studio comprised of talented developers, engineers, testers, artists, designers, and producers. In this role you will drive efforts to design and build great tooling and workflows for our developers across many disciplines, as well as a cloud-based CI/CD infrastructure for our Unreal 5 clients and backend services. 

Reporting to the DevOps Engineering Director, this role collaborates with disciplines across the entire project to enable the team and provide highly scalable & performant cloud services that will run our product.

Core Responsibilities & Objectives

• Mature our development tooling, pipelines, and workflows to improve development velocity & quality from code check-in to production deployments.
• Develop an understanding of our platform requirements and business goals to collaboratively design & implement cloud infrastructure with our services teams that is scalable, performant, and secure.
• Build reliability monitoring & telemetry for high-availability services with fast failure recovery.
• Establish standards and best practices across our pipelines and cloud infrastructure that emphasizes re-usability, self-service, scalability, and security.
• Advocate for other developers with plans to improve tooling, workflows, automation, etc.
• Deliver comprehensive solutions, ensuring they are stable, highly performant, well documented, and testable.

Core Traits (Skills, Knowledge, Experience)

  • Experience with Unreal engine (e.g UGS, Gauntlet, Distribution, etc) in game development.
  • Expertise in DevOps and CI/CD principles and best practices that enable developers and delivery high quality products.
  • Experience with deploying and maintaining infrastructure via cloud platforms leveraging terraform.
  • Experience leveraging containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Solid analytical problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Diligent mentality, robust sense of responsibility/accountability, and strong verbal/written communication, documentation, and collaboration skills.

Bonus Traits

  • Experience developing for a live, service-based product.
  • Experience developing tooling and workflows for developers in non-engineering roles such as artists and designers.

Physical Requirements

  • Close vision to monitors and screens, consistently working on computer equipment such as keyboards and monitors, long periods of sitting.
  • Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Crop Circle Games is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition(s), national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances, or common human decency.