Linux Operations Engineer (Security Focused) at Jagex, Remote/Cambridge, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (Cambridge, UK)
  • Jan 12, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Important note:
To our wonderful friends and followers around the world, Jagex is not pausing its search for the most talented people to join its ranks. We’re a successful, robust and growing business, after all.
In light of the current situation concerning coronavirus, we have already made changes to the way we recruit, and of course are mindful of following all necessary processes to ensure the safety of our staff and anyone we might come into contact with.
Jagex has switched to working almost entirely remotely, and in line with that our recruitment and selection process has moved to an entirely remote one with video calls being the preferred method of interview.
Our hiring managers are engaged, we are well-prepared and we sincerely look forward to talking to you soon. Our team of expert recruiters will be in touch with you to talk you through the process and changes and what to expect.
So, don’t delay, get that application in today!
Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.
Job Purpose:
To be an embedded operations engineer in the Jagex IT security engineering team for delivery of the Security Improvement Program.
The first part of this Improvement Program is to continue implementation of a new security logging infrastructure design in AWS, collecting all data from our existing datacenter 's.
You will be both technical but keen to help form the security operations team in our service aligned team agile vision.
You will need both the technical know-how, keen learning ability for our existing infrastructure, and the soft skills to build trust with existing teams.

Main Duties:

  • Work with IT security engineering team to complete various stages of the project initiatives.
  • Scope and deliver tasks for specific security improvements
  • Help form the security team needs
  • Work with the operations team to implement/configure changes scoped from this project in current live operations.
  • Build trust and relationships in both teams (Security & Operations) to enable work to be done to a high standard.

Skills Required:

  • A very good understanding of Linux Operating Systems
  • A very good understanding of Networks
  • A very good understanding of logging infrastructure
  • A very good understanding of Vulnerability management/implementation
  • A very good understanding of Puppet, Git
  • A very good understanding of AWS (Kubernetes, helm)
  • A good understanding of Security best practices.
  • Excellent Communication and Team-working Skills
  • Self-starting / Good time management
  • Cool under pressure
Company Benefits:
- Flexible Working
- Bonus Scheme
- Private Health Care
- Gym Membership
- Generous Pension Contributions
- Life Insurance
- Free Cycle Repair
- Income Protection
- Dental Plan
- Free Fruit and Drinks
- Subsidised Canteen
Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!
Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.