Release Engineer

Oxford, England, gb
Company: Rebellion
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 18:07:36


Two simple questions:

  • Are you excited about how hardware & software integrate?
  • Do you want to be part of the core support for ensuring games are built, packaged and released in time?
  • If you have answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, read on my friend!

    Rebellion is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is also one of Europe’s biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. Our Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 35 million players worldwide. The Zombie Army franchise is a spine-chilling zombie shooter, and the soon-to-be released Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind!

    And those are just the projects you know about – there are loads more!

    We are looking for someone like you to become our all-new RELEASE ENGINEER and join our passionate and talented Build team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.

    Release Engineer role:

    The Release Engineer is a new role dedicated to ensuring our games are released using a stable infrastructure & pipeline. You will deal with hard ware failures, and updating software to allow for their smooth integration. As part of the Build team, you will play a key role in monitoring and maintaining infrastructure and providing feedback on how pipelines for current and future projects can be improved for better reliability and ease-of-use.

    This role would suit someone who has experience in develop and release processes for at least one multi-platform game.

    The Rebellion Build team support the build and release process and infrastructure for all Rebellion games currently in development.

    Key Outcomes:

  • Maintenance of the systems stability
  • Develop processes to minimise iteration times and provide a high quality and high-availability continuous integration and testing service to help reliably release milestone builds
  • Responsibilities

  • Use established pipelines (e.g. scripts, Jenkins jobs, Perforce, C++ build processes) to ensure game teams can deliver releasable builds on schedule
  • Advise game teams on how to make best use of existing processes
  • Review and maintain internal documentation
  • Perform maintenance and fixes for established pipelines in response to changing projects requirements
  • Monitor and maintain infrastructure (e.g. build server hardware capacity and reliability) needed to deliver releases
  • Provide feedback on how pipelines for current and future projects can be improved for better reliability and ease-of-use
  • We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We would like to invite all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity and beyond because we believe a representative team makes better games and provides a better working life.


  • 2+ years previous experience in a similar role
  • Continuous Integration
  • C++ Build environment
  • Development and Release process for at least one multi-platform game
  • Continuous Integration server, such as Jenkins
  • Perforce administration
  • Monitoring tools for Windows and Linux systems
  • Jira and Confluence
  • Communication with teams from other disciplines
  • Perforce administration
  • Monitoring tools for Windows and Linux systems
  • Jira and Confluence
  • Communication with teams from other disciplines
  • Benefits

  • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus: Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries
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