Web Ops & Tool Development Engineer

Marketing - Web

London, Ontario

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ABOUT THIS POSITION

Do you want to craft cutting-edge tools that empower web developers to create amazing digital experiences? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where collaboration and innovation are at the forefront? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Join our team as a Web Ops & Tools Engineer and be at the forefront of revolutionizing how we build, deploy, and maintain web applications. Dive into a world of endless possibilities where your expertise will shape the future of our game’s web development.

The Web Ops and Tools Engineer will be working with passionate, knowledgeable game developers in a collaborative fast-paced environment. The position's responsibilities focus on enhancing and maintaining web infrastructure as well as creating tooling and processes that increase the consistency, throughput, reusability, and reliability of codebases and developer workflows.  Infrastructure work includes helping with enhancements to reliability, disaster recovery, performance tuning, observability, and build pipelines for the web team.  Tools and refactoring work includes building new tools and scripts that act as velocity-multipliers for the dev team as well as prototyping, testing, and implementing best practice improvements to the code bases. All of this is in the service of high-traffic, critical systems relied upon by Digital Extremes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and optimize the core servers and services the web team uses. This includes linux server administration as well as specific service settings.
  • Maintain and enhance the build process the web team uses for releases. This includes build time functions like linting, test running, and reporting.
  • Implement observability, evolving reporting, and alerting around server and application health.
  • Write scripts and processes to enable developers to better focus on their core responsibilities.
  • Write scripts that help with automated data manipulation and importation between different services.
  • Help with refactoring and upgrading of packages and frameworks to keep services current.
  • Ensuring processes are repeatable and consistent with configuration management tools.
  • Build new internal applications to help manage site features.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, MIS, other)
  • 2-5 years of industry experience
  • Experience with Linux/Ubuntu command line, system administration, service configuration, bash scripting.
  • Experience in developing w/ Python, PHP (Laravel), Git.
  • Experience with maintaining services such as: Nginx, Redis, MySql, Docker and familiarity with devops systems such as Jenkins, and configuration management tools like Ansible, Pyinfra.
  • Strong Independent problem solver
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong sense of ownership over their work and projects
  • Able to be flexible to the different types of work and shifts in priorities.
  • A passion for video games and understanding of gaming culture
  • While meeting the listed qualifications is beneficial, we understand that skills and experiences can be gained in various ways. If you're excited about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.

ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 75 million registered players on PC, PS4™, PS5™, Xbox One™, Xbox Series X/S™, Nintendo Switch™, and iOS™. The studio's most recently announced project is the much anticipated Soulframe®, an open-world action-fantasy MMORPG title that is currently under development.

Digital Extremes is headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, and is proud to be selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, achieving this recognition for the last ten years in a row.

For more information and exciting news related to Digital Extremes, please visit www.digitalextremes.com.

WHY WORK AT DIGITAL EXTREMES

Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:

  • Competitive salary with potential bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP or Simple IRA 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Virtual access to Dialogue or Magellan, our mental wellness and healthcare services app
  • Professional development and career support
  • Work-life balance wellness subsidies
  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at DE
  • Employee events and team building exercises

Please note, some benefits may be subject to eligibility for employees.

JOIN US

Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.