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Mid-level 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 mid-level engineer, you will perform project-based engineering tasks under the supervision of the Platform Team Lead. You will have enough experience and knowledge to be a self-starter whilst also receiving guidance from the Senior Engineers in the team. 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

  • Propose the introduction of potential tools and processes to ensure and improve scalability, reliability, availability, security, and performance across our technology stack

  • Identify and propose solutions of any issues 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

  • 3-5 years in a similar role(s) with real-world practical experience - a significant portion of this will be delivering solutions into the cloud (PaaS/IaaS)

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

  • Experience working across multiple projects in a professional environment

  • Able to provide constructive feedback through informal conversations and code reviews

  • Thrives working both independently and as part of a team. You are able to take business requirements and translate them into technical solutions

  • Good knowledge of Azure and the Well-Architected Framework

  • A good understanding of developing operational and non-functional concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, scale, availability and resilience, and security considerations)

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

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

  • Good experience with CI/CD systems (ideally including Circle CI)

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

  • A good understanding of Kubernetes and how it works

  • A good 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


Desirable - but not essential

  • Good experience using and developing for AWS and other cloud vendors

  • Good experience with Linux - e.g. sysadmin skills

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

  • Good understanding of test-driven development and broader testing and QA concerns

  • Good 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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