Junior Systems Administrator (12 Month Placement)
Feral Interactive is offering a year-long industrial placement with our Systems Administration team for a current university student. We’re looking for an enthusiastic technician to build and maintain our hardware and systems, as well as provide 1st line IT support. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new IT skills and is ideal for someone with a love for computing who’s keen to get into systems work after graduation.
You will work closely with our Systems Administrators to upgrade and deploy equipment, so experience with PC building is essential. We have a variety of systems including Mac, Windows, Linux and console, so you must be comfortable with multiple platforms. You will also help maintain our inventory of hardware and software, as well as troubleshooting our IT infrastructure when necessary. The successful candidate will also assist with server administration including maintaining software and security updates, monitoring server activity and setting up new instances of servers and applications.
Our ideal candidate will also be keen to learn new software and pick up new skills; we are most interested in candidates who can show they have the potential to develop rapidly and the desire to advance quickly.
This is a full-time position for 12 months at our studio in Wandsworth, London. Placements usually start over the summer after the end of the academic year, with most placement students joining us at the beginning of July, but the start date can be flexible if required.
Required Skills and Experience
- Currently studying Computer Science or a related degree
- Experience building PCs, particularly with Linux operating systems
- Demonstrable technical knowledge regarding gaming hardware
- Strong written and verbal communication
Desired Skills and Experience
- Knowledge of troubleshooting Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems
- Knowledge of at least one major scripting language, such as Bash, Perl or Python
- Ability to self-manage and learn independently as well as take direction
- A desire to do your best work all of the time
- £18k annual salary
- Relaxed small company atmosphere
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher and developer of AAA Mac, Linux, Nintendo Switch, and mobile games. We take great pride in developing excellent ports for new platforms and audiences. Recent hit titles include Alien: Isolation (macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch), Total War: THREE KINGDOMS (macOS and Linux), Company of Heroes (iOS, Android), and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (macOS and Linux).
How to Apply
If you’re ready to start helping us release great games, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Stephanie Horrocks. Applications without a covering letter will not be reviewed.