Engine DevOps Engineer

Cambridge / Hybrid / Remote /
Programming – Coding /
/ Hybrid
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Zoo and F1 Manager. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 800 talented people supporting our existing portfolio and ambitious future roadmap, along with our publishing label Frontier Foundry, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Engine DevOps Engineer to join our highly talented and experienced engine programming team.

This role is chiefly concerned with matters of workflow automation, waste minimisation, and rapid feedback in the context of proprietary game engine development. You will help to develop, maintain, and expand the infrastructure and processes that support the development of our Cobra engine, to deliver a first class developer experience for our team.

Cobra plays a huge part in our future success and enables our game teams to realise their creative visions. Your passion for providing efficient and effective tools and workflows will be pivotal to delivering the quality that we strive for in all our games.
This is a new role within our engine team, encompassing a number of important responsibilities that have emerged as our team has grown. To this end you will explore and refine the specifics of this role with time and experience, working closely with both our engine programming team and build engineering team to achieve this.

Key Responsibilities

    • Owning the technologies and processes that make up Cobra's development pipelines and workflows, including:
    • o   Scripts for building and packaging our engine and games
      o   Integration with and usage of version control and continuous integration systems
      o   Tools and processes for the review and testing of code
      o   Tools and plugins for developer efficiency
      o   Processes for internal engine releases
      o   And more!
    • Developing, extending, and maintaining these systems.
    • Identifying and addressing areas for improvement in these systems.
    • Ensuring that systems and processes are suitably documented and surfaced to developers.
    • Growing and refining the role to best service our evolving needs.
    • Collaborating closely with the rest of the engine team, our build engineering team, and our game teams to achieve these goals.

About You

    • Passionate about providing effective, easy-to-use workflows and tools to developers.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Able to communicate effectively with other developers.
    • Drive for learning and skills development.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

    • Essential
    • Strong understanding of DevOps principles and methodologies, and their effective application.
    • Strong understanding of C# and Python.
    • Experience configuring and maintaining continuous integration systems; experience with TeamCity is a plus.
    • Experience administering and interfacing with version control systems; experience with Perforce and/or SVN is a plus.
    • Desirable
    • Familiarity with C++.
    • o   In particular, how C++ programs are built.
      o   Experience with build systems such as Jam or CMake is a plus.
    • Games industry experience.
    • o   Understanding of game engine architecture.
      o   Experience with console development.
    • Technical writing capability.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.