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Senior Build Engineer - DevOps

Irvine, United States

Welcome to Lightspeed LA (Irvine), the first U.S.-based, AAA game development studio for Tencent Games, where we are focused on building open-world games that emphasize an ambitious living world, sophisticated player-driven gameplay, and mature, thoughtful storytelling!

Why join Lightspeed LA (Irvine)?

Creation is the soul of our studio. For us, it’s not only about the exciting, new AAA open world game we’re developing, but also about team values and studio culture. We foster an open and transparent environment where everyone feels comfortable providing constructive feedback about all aspects of our games.

  • We encourage the showing of work that’s still in progress
  • We don’t attack or question unfinished work, we celebrate its promise
  • We have a No Blame Culture where we blame the problem, not the person

This is a safe place to fail, and we don't view failure as a negative, but as the natural result of pushing boundaries and exploring new ideas.

We create together. We face challenges together. Most importantly, we succeed together.

LightSpeed LA is seeking a talented and enthusiastic senior engineer to join our new studio in sunny Irvine California. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for games and enabling developers to deliver the most polished experience for our players. Join our team of industry veterans and help us build a team and culture of respect that pushes boundaries while having lots of fun.



  • Help maintain a culture of fast iteration and practical problem solving
  • Work with IT teams to ensure a quality setup for all developers and pipelines
  • Work closely with teammates to design and build highly scalable, available, and reliable CI/CD processes using proven practices
  • Work with senior engineers to ensure fast interaction with source control, code review software and issue trackers
  • Help others automate build and artifact delivery for multiple platforms
  • Help make improvements to the team’s ability to develop and test the game, especially on consoles
  • Gather metrics and implement reporting tools to aid development of the game



  • Passion for games and the tech that makes them come to life
  • Experience with C++, C# and Python
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • Experience with source control systems such as Perforce and Git
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical artists and other engineers
  • High comfort level extending and improving an established code base
  • Value lean, simple, efficient, well-tested code



  • Shipped a game on PC and Consoles
  • Familiarity with AAA asset and code pipelines is a plus
  • Familiarity with console build and deploy pipelines
  • Experience with Incredibuild
  • Experience with artifact repositories such as Artifactory
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef or Puppet


Perks and Benefits:
Just some of the benefits of working with us here at our newly built studio in Irvine, CA.

  • Beverages, fresh fruit, and snacks
  • 401k with employer match
  • Monthly Cell phone bill reimbursement
  • Financial wellness sessions
  • Flexible spending account
  • Team building and company outings
  • Parental leave for new parents
  • Company paid health insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Wellness training
  • Travel insurance
  • Preventive care

To prioritize health and safety during the pandemic, we are working remotely until further notice, and will be conducting interviews virtually. The position is still expected to be 100% onsite in Irvine, California as soon as it is appropriate.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Tencent:
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important, interdependent components of our workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we firmly believe that diverse voices fuel our innovation and allow us to better serve our users and the community. We foster an environment where every employee of Tencent feels supported and inspired to achieve individual and common goals. 

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