Senior Build and Release Engineer, Services and Platform

Tech Remote

We're looking for a Build and Release Engineer to join our team, which collaborates remotely from around the world. Our members range from industry newcomers to experts with 15+ years of experience. Team members come from a diverse set of backgrounds, but share a common passion for building polished player-focused, community-powered games.


At Hypixel Studios we are looking for applicants that are demonstrably passionate about their hobbies, have the drive and commitment to deliver results with minimal supervision, have international-level professional competency in their skill sets, and can demonstrate involvement with other interesting projects throughout their lives.


The ideal candidate for our Services and Platform team will help in creating and maintaining software development workflows for the entire studio. You will be responsible for our build system, including version control, that every content creator interacts with every day. Part of your job is to research solutions to automation challenges and integrate these into the system.


Who you are:

  • You are a Build and Release Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer or DevOps Engineer
  • You are an excellent communicator and are passionate about working across disciplines to advocate for your craft
  • You are passionate about building, maintaining and scaling build systems
  • You are a problem solver, thrive in ambiguity and strive to reduce friction and improve developer workflow
  • You are a team player and start all your projects with gathering requirements across teams
  • You continuously want to learn and not afraid to dig deep into new technologies


Some of your role:

  • Create, maintain and support build systems and pipelines that are used both by internal and external developers
  • Maintain build configuration and automation scripts
  • Maintain, document and improve existing pipelines
  • Work with and support the rest of the studio in your area of expertise

Why you are senior:

  • You develop systems from scratch, including gathering requirements, writing technical specifications and leading the project to completion
  • You lead the breaking down and execution of multi-month efforts
  • You are a champion of mature engineering principles
  • You mentor fellow engineers in your area of expertise


Essential Traits:

  • Tracked experience with software development workflows
  • Strong engineering skills and a demonstrated ability to design, maintain and support build systems and pipelines from source code to public release
  • Experience with VCS and CI/CD systems
  • Experience with automating builds and unit tests
  • Experience in relevant technologies such as Git, Gradle, Maven, msbuild
  • Able to break down complex tasks into small actionable iterations
  • Ambitious and collaborative with excellent communication skills
  • High energy and leadership skills
  • Passionate about games and gaming


Bonus Traits:

  • Understanding of Java and Gradle build
  • Understanding of C# and msbuild
  • Experience with Github Actions and Github automaton
  • Experience with Visual Studio / Jetbrains IDEs and TeamCity
  • Experience with software development plugins
  • Experience with developing custom plugins and automation

We can offer:

  • A chance to work on a new game project with an extremely motivated team
  • Opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally
  • A stable and secure work environment
  • The ability to work remotely


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