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Senior DevOps Engineer (Contract)

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Your role within our Kingdom

As our DevOps Engineer, you will be a part of a team with a mission to build, innovate and maintain technology for running our live product service to the King Games players. This includes leading the configuration, maintenance and operation of the Cloud infrastructure running the live services, evaluating existing tech, developing new creative solutions for our build pipeline, defining and implementing development and release processes for the team, investigating problems and coaching your fellow team mates. You will work in collaboration with our game teams and enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative workplace where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your DevOps expertise.

You will work in a dynamic environment where work is driven by the requirements of our customers. Therefore you should be a fast learner with a positive attitude and a strong passion for working with new technology. You're excited about doing what's best for our players and adaptable enough to work on different things day to day based on their needs, and not scared to roll up your sleeves to support in any area that needs attending.

Responsibilities include:

  • Architect efficient, reusable back- end systems and workflows to drive complex cloud services in Azure cloud infrastructure

  • Taking the lead on architectural and development design patterns

  • Release process, disaster recovery plan & execution and definition of work processes

  • Improve team workflows via automation (Github, Slack, Azure CLI, notifications and alerts)

  • Create scripts and tools for automation, configuration, and release management

  • Evaluate and utilize the latest concepts, tools and technologies

  • Create and maintain technical documentation covering your areas

  • Leading and coach fellow team- mates on projects end2end

Skills to create thrills

You have a great passion for DevOps engineering, new technologies, large scale systems and games. You’re an excellent communicator, happy dealing with people from different business units and with varying degrees of technical savviness. Therefore, you’re able to translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation.

  • Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • 3- 4+ years’ experience developing and maintaining Azure- based cloud platforms and workflows

  • Experience with managing Azure App Services, Cosmos DBs, Azure Multi- region infrastructure and setting up backup/monitoring for said resources.

  • 2+ years’ Designed, implemented and maintained Configuration Deployment pipeline using Terraform for Azure

  • Designed, implemented build pipelines for CI/CD using Jenkins

Tasty bonus skills

  • Experience with development using NodeJS

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk.

This role will be located at our Foster City, CA office.

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that’s it.

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Want to join our Kingdom?

You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at

All applications should be made in English.

King in San Francisco

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“It’s a bit of a myth that people wear flowers in their hair here, but if you join us in San Francisco, we certainly won’t stop you doing it.”

It’s a small team here on the West Coast, but it’s one that is growing, both for our studio world and also our Advertising business. With its mild climate, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan character, San Francisco is one of North America's most beautiful and exciting cities. You’ll find our studio within striking distance of the AT&T stadium and only a short tram ride away from the heart of the city.

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