DevOps Engineer


UK: Camden

Job Description



Playtech have a new vacancy for an experienced DevOps Engineer to join our team in Camden Town. We have an established team that deliver a high quality service for a number of high profile clients within the online gaming sector.

As a DevOps Engineer, you will be working on the latest technologies within the industry to implement cutting edge solutions for the expansion of the Gaming Product. Scalability, performance and high availability are paramount in serving our end users, and as such the role is heavily focused towards those areas.

The position is very much a well-balanced Developer role as much as an Operations role, as we require a candidate who is well-rounded and confident within areas such as development and deployment.

Key elements of this position is full assistance and innovation towards the automation, Continuous Integration/Delivery and configuration of the development process via standard industry tooling such as Jenkins Pipelines and JFrog's Artifactory. The role requires a candidate who is also proficient in Java and/or Scala development as we migrate and upgrade our legacy J2EE platform to a micro-service based platform, deployed on Google's orchestration tool, Kubernetes. A hands on approach is mandatory for both the implementation of services and the infrastructure tooling required to sustain the growing needs of the product.

We will lean on your past experience within the DevOps role to drive and excel the direction of the platform. Our product requires our platform to be dynamic, strong and adaptive. As such, our DevOps candidate needs to align with these conditions.

What you will be working on

  • Facilitate and support the agile development process  
  • Implementation of services in Java/Scala
  • Efficiency evaluation of existing workflows from development through to production deployment
  • Investigate, evaluate and recommend new tools and technologies
  • Set-up, configure and maintain development, testing and staging environments
  • Maintain tools for configuration management, build, continuous integration and deployment, reporting, monitoring etc.
  • Develop the required scripts to support automation of processes
  • Detect and resolve security, performance and availability issues
  • Coordinate and synchronize R&D and Operations work streams


  • Java and/or Scala programming languages
  • OO principles and functional programming paradigm
  • Distributed, multi-tier deployment and management
  • Micro-service paradigm and deployment
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies
  • Jenkins
  • CI / CD
  • Apache Web Server / Nginx
  • Experience in working with Cloud technologies
  • Shell / Bash
  • Docker
  • Maven / SBT
  • Agile / Scrum

Additional desirable experience

  • Kubernetes
  • Puppet / Chef / Kitchen
  • Elastic Cloud deployment principles
  • Multi-threading and Concurrency principles and practices
  • Python / Groovy
  •  Couchbase / Mongo DB
  •  ELK Stack
  • Grafana
  • InfluxDB
  • Linux
  • OpenStack
  • JIRA
  • Jenkins
  • Nagios
  • Kanban
  • Dynatrace

The team

The technical division of our Virtue Fusion office consists of almost 100 people, with 25 Front End Developers, 25 Backend Java Developers, 25 QA Testers, 6 Agile Project Managers and a team of infrastructure specialists that consists of Linux Systems Administrators, WebLogic Administrators and Oracle DBA’s. We are a dedicated team that attend regular company and industry events, deliver to tight deadlines, but also reap the benefits of our hard work by socialising locally around Camden Town, attending meetup groups, playing football/basketball (if interested) on a Friday or taking a trip to the gym to unwind.

A bit about the office

Our Camden Town office (known as Virtue Fusion) is the world’s leading developer and licensor of internet bingo products. Our multi-lingual and multi-currency bingo network offers the largest bingo prizes to be found, with peak traffic of over 25,000 concurrent players spread across 100+ skins. Developing bingo and networked gaming solutions for the online and mobile gambling industry, some of the worlds most renowned gaming operators, bookmakers, land-based operators and media companies use Virtue Fusion’s bingo solutions including; Mecca Bingo, Gala Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Sky, Bet365, Unibet, Paddy Power and Boylesports.

We believe that our exuberant, dedicated and dynamic workforce, guided by our customer-focused approach to business, is the cornerstone on which we continue to build the success of the business. This is why we continue to attract the top companies in the industry as partners.

About Playtech

Here at Playtech, we strive to constantly innovate - adding new applications and functionality to our already impressive product suite. You will find yourself working alongside some of the most talented professionals in the industry, with all of them consistently delivering quality work to ensure our brand remains at the forefront of the gaming industry.

Playtech is a leading software provider for online gaming operators and can be positively considered as one of the pioneers of the worldwide online and land-based gaming industry. Company's business portfolio consists of the most prominent names in the business, including Bet365, William Hill, PaddyPower, Gala, Coral, Betclic, Winner, Betfair, Poker770, etc. Behind the eminent success of Playtech's products and services there are around 5,000 people located in 14 countries, the majority of whom are engaged in research and development of current and future gaming technologies. For additional information on Playtech, and the Playtech Group of companies, please visit


Playtech is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applicants

Unless otherwise instructed, we will retain your details on file for 6 months in accordance with the data protection act



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