Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Remote) – Derry, UK

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Job Description

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Fully Remote)


Hypixel Studios – Derry, UK


Hypixel Studios, the creators of Hytale, the game that combines the scope of a sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game, is on the lookout for a Site Reliability Engineer.

They were recently acquired by Riot Games but still operate independently whilst making use of the infrastructure, tools and resources that Riot Games brings.

You will have the freedom of working 100% remotely from anywhere in the world or joining them in their UK studios is Derry (visa and relocation support offered).

In this role, you will help in creating and maintaining software development workflows for the entire studio and 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 their systems.


Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Creating, maintaining and supporting systems that are used both by your team and other developers
  • Upholding, updating and troubleshooting infrastructure
  • Automating builds and rollouts
  • Maintaining and improving documentation
  • Working with and support the rest of the studio in your area of expertise



The skills and experience you'll need…

  • An ability to develop systems from scratch, including gathering requirements, writing technical specifications and leading the project to completion
  • A proficiency in leading the breakdown and execution of multi-month efforts
  • A background with software development workflows
  • Strong engineering skillset and a demonstrated ability to design, maintain and support infrastructure from planning to deployment
  • Expertise with VCS and CI/CD systems
  • A track record with automating builds, rollouts and tests
  • A reliability on maintaining a fleet of Linux servers, including firewall, network, private cloud and storage configurations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of database management
  • Experience with high availability, high throughput global deployments
  • A knack for breaking down complex tasks into small actionable iterations
  • Ambitious and collaborative with excellent communication toolset
  • Passionate about games and gaming


Bonus points if you have skills or experience with…

  • Java and Gradle build
  • C++ and its build process
  • Visual Studio / Jetbrains IDEs and TeamCity
  • Developing custom automation
  •  Nomad, Kubernetes
  • AWS, GCP, Azure

If this role excites you; please contact Phil on 01709 834777 or email

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