Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Services and Platform

Tech Remote

We're looking for a Site Reliability 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 infrastructure, including bare metal, cloud and containers - that underline the entire studio. Part of your job is also to research solutions to automation challenges and plan to scale our systems.


Who you are:

  • 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 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 learn and not afraid to dig deep into new technologies


Some of your role:

  • Create, maintain and support systems that are used both by your team and other developers
  • Maintain, update and troubleshoot our infrastructure
  • Automate builds and rollouts
  • Maintain and improve documentation
  • Work with and support the rest of the studio in your area of expertise


Why are you 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 infrastructure from planning to deployment
  • Experience with VCS and CI/CD systems
  • Experience with automating builds, rollouts and tests
  • Experience maintaining a fleet of Linux servers, including firewall, network, private cloud and storage configurations
  • Experience with database management
  • Experience with high availability, high throughput global deployments
  • 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 its build process
  • Experience with Visual Studio / Jetbrains IDEs and TeamCity
  • Experience with developing custom automation
  • Experience with Nomad, Kubernetes
  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Azure

We can offer:

  • An extremely motivated, diverse team
  • Budget for your work environment
  • Opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally.
  • A stable and secure work environment.
  • 100% remote work, with the ability to relocate to Derry/Londonderry


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