Dev Ops Lead
Blackbird Interactive
Vancouver, BC, Canada
3d ago

The DevOps team provides technology solutions and engineering services to support BBI’s development of high quality games.

You will be evaluating a variety of development processes and empowering our teams in making decisions based on metrics and helping them to maximize their productivity and effectiveness.

You will also be overseeing and improving our continuous integration & deployment automation, helping increase the speed, reliability and effectiveness of build processes and automated tests.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the team responsible for smooth operation of development & test environments.
  • Create and analyze metrics to optimize automation systems and development workflows.
  • Maintain existing automation infrastructure and improve as needed.
  • Develop tools & solutions that benefit multiple teams.
  • Build a culture of sharing knowledge and best practices.
  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team.
  • Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in the team’s code, architecture, and processes.
  • Be the point of contact for game teams, understand their needs, and facilitate their requests.
  • Help your team build relationships across functions with Development, QA, and Operations.
  • Maintain the Dev Ops roadmap, including vision, backlog, tasks and priorities.
  • Requirements

  • Degree in computer science or related field
  • 3+ years of CI / CM experience
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment
  • Strong ability to self-manage and prioritize work effectively within deadlines
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles, and solutions
  • Experience maintaining build automation in CI systems (e.g. Jenkins, Azure Pipelines)
  • Experience developing tools using object-oriented languages and scripting (e.g. C++, C#, Groovy, Python, Powershell)
  • Experience with source-control systems such as Perforce, Git or Plastic, and with branching strategies for release management and live operations.
  • Pluses

  • Previous game development experience
  • At Blackbird, we're all about being true to our roots. We started small in our CEO's garage, and even though we're expanding, our desire is to stick to that foundation of creativity, community, and collaboration.

    Our team has proved that great ideas can come from any position in any discipline, so it's important to us to make sure every voice is heard.

    Work / life balance is extremely important to us, and we've demonstrated that over the years by severely limiting over-time requirements.

  • We want people to be happy about coming to work every day, and to that end we offer lots of opportunities for growth and development;
  • whether it's lunch and learns, team events, or our generous vacation days, paid holiday closure and flexible schedules. We also try to provide every opportunity possible for our employees to spearhead R&D initiatives through our BlackOps program.

    In short, don't expect to feel like a cog in a machine working for BBI. Due to COVID-19, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada, or currently in Canada on a work permit / visa.

    With the exception of specifically on-site roles, all roles will commence as a work-from-home arrangement. This arrangement will be revisited as COVID-19 government regulations are eased.

    Please send a cover letter with your resume and application. If applying for an artistic role, please provide a link to your portfolio and / or demo reel.

    If you are interested in the role, please apply even if your experience and skills don’t perfectly match our ideal credentials.

    We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. As an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

    BBI does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and / or mental or physical disabilities.

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