Principal DevOps Engineer

Frontier is an independent video game developer and publisher, crafting immersive gaming experiences with fun gameplay and unparalleled artistic quality. Renowned for its iconic creative management simulation games, Frontier captivates players worldwide with immersive and authentic game worlds. The modern studio is located in the vibrant technology hub of Cambridge (UK). The talented team at Frontier are dedicated to nurturing our existing portfolio and delivering our exciting future roadmap. 


We’re seeking a new Principal addition to our Build & DevOps team! In this role you will support all the game teams at Frontier, using our CI/CD and other infrastructure systems.

As a Principal you’ll iterate on and upgrade the various systems and infrastructure that we have in place. You will help us improve our tech stack by integrating modern dev-ops technology and methodologies with the goal of making our systems more capable and robust. You will also mentor and coach other engineers in the team, share your knowledge and expertise and drive the overall technical direction of the team.


  • Working with our existing continuous integration and deployment system to ensure that functioning, recent builds of our games and various tools are available to those who require them, and that development progress isn’t blocked by broken builds.
  • Monitoring the continuous integration and deployment system to ensure a high standard of build stability, performance and quality is supported on all projects.
  • Identifying areas within the continuous integration and deployment system which we can improve, adapt, and innovate allowing us to improve all aspects of the build, packaging, storage and publish process and systems.
  • Ensuring that the build/package and publish process is as fast and hassle-free as possible for all our teams.
  • Supporting and mentoring junior and full engineers, helping them to develop their skills.
  • Using your knowledge of established DevOps procedures and infrastructure to improve our core systems and processes.


  • A degree in Computer Science, Computing, or equivalent.
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment systems such as TeamCity, Jenkins, CruiseControl, BuildKite.
  • Experience working with large codebases across multiple platforms.
  • Recent experience with scripting languages preferably Python.
  • Experience with DevOps tech stacks Docker/Terraform/K8/Go/CICD/AWS/virtualisation etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering and infrastructure best practices, and technical processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders from different teams including non-technical, disciplines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A strong and relentless drive to improve environments and systemically resolve problems.
  • Excellent risk assessment and management skills and in-depth knowledge of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor others.


  • Experience with web tool development.
  • Experience with tool chains such as Xcode, CLANG, GCC for building applications targeting Windows, Mac OS X, Console and Mobile.
  • Knowledge of build systems such as Jam, NMake or CMake.
  • Knowledge of version control systems (preferably Perforce).


You will work with talented and passionate people to support, develop or publish our sophisticated and enduring games, in a creative, collaborative and inclusive environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our players. 

Wellbeing is a big focus at Frontier, and we are continually evolving how we can support our people. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and provide a range of wellbeing activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.  

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme, free bike servicing, and social activities and events. 

We strive to create an environment where everyone can fully demonstrate their capability and potential. If you therefore need any reasonable adjustments to support you during the recruitment process, please speak to your Talent Acquisition representative.  

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