Carry1st Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Full-time 2024-03-15

Carry1st is Africa’s leading publisher of mobile games and digital content. Operating at the intersection of games, publishing, and fintech, we scale awesome content in frontier markets by solving hard problems. Across our publishing and Pay1st business lines, we are partnered with top global game companies like Riot Games, Activision, and Stillfront. We are backed by top investors like: a16z, Bitkraft, Google, Konvoy, Riot Games, Sony and Nas.

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for architecting and maintaining dynamic systems which can automate development and handle millions of daily active users.

You will…

  • Optimize AWS cloud deployment for improved performance, security, and cost management
  • Deploy automation tools (CI / CD) to facilitate the development and deployment of builds
  • Building and maintaining development, staging, and production environments
  • Set up and execute progressive load tests simulating massive scale involving web sockets
  • Design procedures for system monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance 
  • Secure, store and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, encryption keys


What makes you a great candidate?

  • 4+ years working as a DevOps Engineer in the AWS environment, with experience in services like EC2 / ELB, Route53, S3
  • Experience optimizing web sockets with significant loads and database architecture (MySQL) and caching technologies (MemCached, Redis)
  • Experience with technologies such as RabbitMQ, Jenkins, Jira, Chef, and Hashicorp
  • Self-motivation, problem solving and ability to work in a distributed team environment


What will it be like to work at Carry1st?

Carry1st is a fast-paced and dynamic place to work. Our team is diverse and global as we operate fully remotely across 25+ countries. At Carry1st, you will have the opportunity to…

  • Build awesome, industry-changing products, every day
  • Grow with a VC-backed startup at the intersection of gaming and fintech
  • Work from anywhere in the world with international teammates
  • Own shares in the Company – enabling you to benefit from the value you create 

Some additional perks…

  • Co-working excursions: Travel to meet your colleagues in cities around the world
  • Awesome equipment: Get everything you need to work effectively 
  • Remote working allowance: Put an additional $600 / year to optimise your WFH experience
  • Learning and development: Attend courses, conferences and training events
  • Social events: Participate in regular company events to relax and connect with teammates
  • Birthday leave: Enjoy a paid day off on your special day  

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. Join us!

Learn more about Carry1st…

  • Andreessen Horowitz shared why they invested in Carry1st
  • VentureBeat announced that Carry1st has raised $27 million to develop and publish mobile games in Africa
  • Remerge hosted Cordel on a podcast to discuss Carry1st and the African gaming market