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Senior Systems Administrator - Dundee, UK

Video Games - Systems
Ref: 391 Date Posted: Saturday 08 May 2021
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Join the Tag Team!

Award-winning UK developer Tag Games, the studio behind Pocket Mortys, Prison Architect Mobile, Downton Abbey: Mysteries of the Manor, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes and Moshi Monsters Village, are looking for a talented and passionate Senior Systems Administrator to join the team to oversee their most ambitious project yet!

Tag are taking their 15 year legacy of making successful mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet and are embarking on their most ambitious and exciting title to date, developing a BRAND NEW cross platform IP in partnership with a world renowned publisher!

As Senior Systems Administrator you will play an integral part in creating and delivering this project to millions of gamers worldwide. Tag are driven by a passion for quality and delivering outstanding products. Their culture is collaborative and relaxed. They encourage feedback and support each other to solve problems - always striving to be the best they can be.

Special Move are retained by Tag and have a variety of roles available, both in Tag’s Dundee studio and remote. If this sounds like a studio where you can thrive and grow then join the Tag Team and APPLY NOW!

The Role:

Tag Games Studios is on the hunt for an experienced Senior System Administrator to take a key role in a team tasked with the creation of a brand new world-leading, cross platform IP played by millions of gamers. You will play a key role in a skilled core team of server side engineers, tasked with the creation of highly scalable systems built for consistency and low latency. The size and dynamic of this team will grant you considerable responsibility and autonomy in tasks and the design and implementation of our architecture.


Here's what you will be doing:

  • Configure, deploy and maintain a cloud based infrastructure to support a world wide MMO game.
  • Develop and maintain robust CI/CD solutions.
  • Build a robust monitoring solution to accurately report system health and quickly detect problems.
  • Work closely with the development team to assist with infrastructure planning.
  • Use best practices to ensure system security.
  • Resolve problems and provide reports detailing the detection, diagnoses and resolution actions taken.
  • Set a standard of high quality and high performance across diverse systems and applications.
  • Work closely with the development team to find the best solutions for a variety of requests.
  • Prioritise technical tasks and work with the team to plan for development.


To do this job, you will need:

  • Professional experience as a senior systems administrator, ideally for 6+ years.
  • A strong understanding of server and systems deployment using Terraform.
  • Experience building and maintaining CI/CD, ideally from the ground up. Good knowledge of GitLab Pipelines or GitHub Actions and experience integrating tooling with Slack a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of security best practices.
  • Good experience building monitoring solutions.
  • A strong background in detecting and fixing problems highlighted by monitoring alerts.
  • Hands on experience with containerisation, including Docker.
  • Strong documentation and auditing skills.
  • Experience in Git.
  • Good knowledge of networking i.e. TCP, HTTP, LB, NAT, WebSockets etc.


While not required, below are nice to have:

  • AWS, Kibana, Chef, Ansible.
  • AWS ECR experience.
  • Experience with GitLab Pipelines or GitHub Actions.
  • Experience working with non-technical team members to find the best solution for design requirements.
  • Experience integrating tooling into the Unity Editor.


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