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Junior Platform Engineer

Hours: Full time

Salary: Excellent (dependent on experience)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Remote

About Antstream Arcade

Antstream Arcade is the largest collection of officially licensed retro/classic games in the world. Our latest Xbox release has been recognised as the best retro gaming platform on gaming consoles. Players from all over the world can compete together in unique challenges, tournaments, and full gameplay. As a true entertainment brand,  Antstream is bringing iconic gameplay to Xbox Series S/X, PC/Mac, Android, consoles, fire OS, and more. Players can stream games from anywhere and join the action. Partnerships with Disney, Taito, WarnerMedia, Bandai Namco, Cave, Interplay, SNK, Data East, and more bring our extensive collection to over 3000 fully licensed games. 

We are looking for people who have a passion for gaming and want to create the next big gaming platform using bleeding-edge technology and world-class design. You are self-motivated, keen to be a team player and contribute your ideas and solutions that will help Antreams achieve its goal as the number one destination for retro gaming. 



As a junior engineer, you will perform routine, entry-level tasks under the supervision of the Platform Team Lead with the goal of developing more advanced applied engineering skills. You will also provide operational support as required, and support the team on-call rota when you are up to speed.


  • Ensuring that our infrastructure is well maintained and highly secure

  • Ensuring that our customers get the best quality of service and uptime possible

  • Collaborate and work within the team and also across the wider engineering function

  • Identify potential tools and processes to ensure and improve scalability, reliability, availability, security, and performance across our technology stack

  • Identify and report problems with specific processes or solutions to our Senior Platform Engineers

  • Evangelise best practices through effective consultation with your peers

  • Live and breathe a DevOps mindset

  • Engage with the wider teams to automate and improve our tools and processes

  • Write, review and take responsibility for technical documentation


Requirements - If you have most of the following, then we definitely want to hear from you.

  • If you have most of the following, then we definitely want to hear from you:

  • A can do, let’s get it done attitude

  • Not afraid of doing what's right, rather than what's easy

  • 2+ years in a similar role(s) with real-world practical experience

  • Passionate about SRE principles (SLA, SLOs, SLIs, Postmortems etc)

  • Knowledge of Azure and the Well-Architected Framework

  • 1+ years industry programming experience - a significant portion of this will be delivering solutions into the cloud (PaaS/IaaS)

  • An understanding of developing (or able to discuss) the operational and non-functional concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, scale, availability and resilience, and security considerations)

  • Proficient in one of the following - JavaScript/Node.js/Golang - with an aptitude and keenness to learn more

  • Some experience supporting and delivering solutions into a major cloud provider (Azure experience an advantage)

  • Experience with CI/CD systems (ideally including Circle CI)

  • Some experience with or knowledge of systems management solutions and their orchestration - eg. Terraform/Cloudformation

  • An understanding of Kubernetes and how it works

  • An understanding of package management solutions for Kubernetes - e.g. Helm

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Experience with using  Git source control in a workplace setting



  • Experience using and developing for AWS and other cloud vendors

  • Experience with Linux - e.g. sysadmin skills

  • Experience with other programming language experience such as JAVA, Python, PHP etc

  • Understanding of test-driven development and broader testing and QA concerns

  • Understanding of Agile methodologies

  • An understanding of frontend frameworks and libraries (React, etc.)

  • Experience of writing games or backend game services

  • Database skills including SQL and NOSQL

  • Data analysis/design skills

If this job sounds ideal, please send a CV and a covering letter to, letting us why you’re the perfect person for this job.


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