Linux Administrator

Operations IT
We are looking for an experienced systems administrator with a focus on the Linux operating system environment. This is a great opportunity to become part of a collaborative and talented IT team that supports the Creative Assembly development teams and studio support departments.

You will be supporting critical infrastructure for the development teams and, with your lead, driving forward new projects to increase productivity. There will be opportunities to expand your existing skillsets as well as learn new applications, skills and systems. We are always keen to innovate and as such welcome new ideas and systems.

Key Responsibilities

The Linux Administrator will be supporting the day-to-day maintenance of many internal systems in conjunction with the Lead Linux engineer.
You will be instrumental in ensuring the stability, security and future planning for existing systems as well as taking on new projects. You will be working both on your own initiative, with guidance from the senior and with other disciplines within IT to learn many of the more involved and complicated systems and push forward with internal drives such as automation, documentation and project planning.

Additionally, you will sometimes be required to be a mentor to the front-line team where appropriate and where more in-depth knowledge is required.

For this role all applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Experience in using CentOS (6 & 7)
  • Strong skills in Linux shell command line operations.
  • Scripting experience (Bash/Python/Perl)
  • Familiarity with Perforce source control
  • Familiarity with ELK Stack Systems
  • Network file system knowledge (NFS, CIFS)
  • Strong communication skill, both written and spoken
  • Familiarity with Redhat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu
  • Proven track record in customer service and project delivery
  • Working knowledge of Jira, Confluence and other Atlassian products
  • Web Server Application experience (NGINX, Apache)
  • Experience with Zabbix or other monitoring systems (Monit, Nagios, Icinga, PRTG, etc)
  • Working knowledge of Gitlab source control
  • Working knowledge of next-gen storage technologies: NVMe, RDMA, ROCE
  • Experience working with a network parallel file system (Spectrum Scale)

We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. 

We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support so you can truly excel in your area of expertise
  • Support in Learning and Development; internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • An employee assistance programme and onsite wellbeing sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
  • Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
  • Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases.
  • Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
  • A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
  • We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy

We are Creative Assembly

We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.

We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.

Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
  • Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
  • Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
  • Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
  • Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
  • Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage 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.