DevOps Engineer

Copenhagen, Denmark Full-time

DevOps Engineer

Can you improve how we manage a very large social network of games that keeps millions of users playing every month?


About the Job
As a DevOps engineer at MovieStarPlanet you will be part of a cross-disciplinary game-team responsible for creating new game features both front- and back-end, releasing new content to the game weekly and ensuring that the game is in an optimal state, both from a user perspective, from a security perspective and from a hosting cost perspective. You will be working closely together with DevOps engineers from other teams, ensuring that knowledge and best practices are shared among you.

As a DevOps Engineer at MovieStarPlanet, the sky is the limit on the impact you can have on the business. All our game-teams engineer and deploy their own code and the DevOps engineers provide the missing link between Development and Operations that ensures the team can have a deep understanding of our infrastructure and can pick the right tools for the job.

We embrace infrastructure as code and constantly work towards more and better automation and monitoring. As a DevOps Engineer you will be working with tools and systems for CI/CD pipelines, application performance monitoring, anomaly detection, churn prediction and much more.

As our DevOps Engineer your principal duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist game-teams during releases
  • Improve our CI/CD pipeline
  • Ensure proper logging and monitoring metrics during the entire application lifecycle
  • Cultivate and improve operational automation processes
  • Participate in infrastructure architecture decisions
  • Contribute ideas on how to continuously improve systems and processes
  • Be available for on-call 24/7 duty approximately 1 week per month

About You
You possess an insatiable desire to continuously improve system reliability and performance and have a great understanding of scalable web architectures - and have implemented a few.
You graciously help others who look to you for feedback and guidance and therefore you are also a great communicator who can advocate for your plans and teammates’ ideas. In general you think ahead and plan for the future.
Furthermore you have:

  • Expertise with .NET Core and preferably also NodeJS
  • Working knowledge of commercial clouds (AWS preferred)
  • At least 3 years of experience in a development or DevOps role supporting development teams
  • Solid scripting skills in Bash, Powershell and/or Python
  • Your English skills are excellent - verbally and in writing

About Us
MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind the games and social networks MovieStarPlanet, BooniePlanet and BlockStarPlanet targeted for kids aged 8-13 years. In the virtual worlds, users design their own MovieStar, BlockStar or Boonie avatar, which is used to play the games and have fun with friends.

Some of the key features include dress-up, chat with friends, create looks, make movies and scrapbooks, design clothes, build worlds and prefabs and play mini-games.

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet ApS has experienced explosive growth. Currently, the games are live in 16 countries across 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally we rank among the most popular virtual worlds for the target group with more than 300 million registered profiles.

MovieStarPlanet ApS employs around 120 staff at the Headquarter based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city center and the metro line. Corporate language is English.

Why Work With Us?
Touch the lives of millions of kids every day, and be part of a fast-growing company, producing one of the most popular games and social networks in the world for kids.

Your colleagues are highly qualified, creative, and friendly people. We are ambitious and strive to develop and support the world’s most inspiring social network for kids by delivering safe digital entertainment for fun, creativity, and sharing. We believe in learning by doing and taking ownership of tasks and projects, so you will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility from day one!

We have around 20 nationalities working with us, which provides a vibrant atmosphere. We value diversity and believe this contributes to a greater variety of viewpoints, a broader range of individual talents and professional experience.

Our passion for people and the products make us an inspiring, fun, casual and challenging place to work and creates an environment where ideas can flourish.

‘Social’ is both what we do and who we are – so every week there is a social event going on ranging from Friday bars to casual game nights to running clubs. We have a canteen in the building so lunch is served just downstairs and we offer free fruit and healthy snacks daily. For our future foreign colleagues, it could be interesting to know that we offer 5 weeks of vacation for all nationalities (paid when earned), free child 1st sick day and the right to take up to 52 weeks of combined parental leave.

So, if you want to work with passionate colleagues who care for kids and work hard every day to give them the best platform to have fun with their friends then MovieStarPlanet is the right place for you.

How To Apply?

Please apply for this position online by clicking the "Apply for this position" button. Your application should contain the following:
-A cover letter including a short description of your educational background, working experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
-Your CV and exam results
Application deadline is as soon as possible. We will be holding interviews at the earliest convenience.