Head of Core Platform (DevOps, SRE)

IT & Security
| #Kubernetes

GOG is a leading global games marketplace generating $50M annual revenue with millions of monthly active users. With over 7,000 products in our catalog, we are home to the largest collection of classic games and have a serious footprint in indie, AA, and AAA games. We are part of the CD Projekt Group (publicly listed on the Warsaw stock market: CDR:WSE), makers of the Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher smash-hit series.

As Head of Core Platform you will lead the team of passionate professionals:

1) orchestrating petabytes of data, managing services handling 35 000 reqs/s in peak moments and scaling up infrastructure for worldwide releases of iconic games,

2) moving infrastructure towards cloud solutions while migrating services to Kubernetes,

3) leveraging modern solutions to drive remote-first company culture.


Build an efficient & reliable technical platform

Ensure the technical platform meets the SLA targets for availability, performance, and security.

Shape a high-performing IT team

Manage Infrastructure, SRE & Helpdesk teams of around 13 people, along with all processes, tools, and culture. Lead the team and manage their performance, development, and career growth. Ensure your team is doing the right things and keeps a healthy balance of innovation and maintenance.

Take care of security

Implement and maintain security policies, procedures, and controls to protect the platform from cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

Relentlessly engage and communicate

Work continuously with cross-functional partners to receive input, get feedback, and keep them advised.

Job Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 5 years in a platform or infrastructure role, preferably in a product-led tech company
  • You have looked after an infrastructure powering large-scale online services, ideally a global one
  • Expertise in cloud, microservices architecture, distributed systems, DevOps, CI/CD, and automation tools
  • You have hired and managed IT specialists & engineers
  • You are comfortable thinking both strategically at the broader company level and tactically at the project level
  • Experience with cloud & on-prem infrastructure, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Varnish or alternatives to those technologies
  • You can clearly define success metrics at the organizational level and articulate how teams and projects contribute to them.
  • You have a proven ability to consistently and collaboratively resolve issues, mitigate roadblocks, and meet all financial and management goals on time.
  • You have great empathy for Product, Engineering, HR, Finance, and other functions' goals and challenges.
  • You excel in team management, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • You are process-oriented and skilled in project management
  • You possess a strong business sense with the ability to understand business priorities, operations, and IT enablement potential

What we offer:

  • Remuneration - 22000 - 34000 PLN on B2B or employment contract.
  • Possibility to expand your career in an international and extremely creative environment.
  • Unique opportunity to enter a booming industry and to influence the future of gaming.
  • Hybrid model of work with a possibility to have an office-first, remote-first or fully remote structure depending on your role’s responsibilities & requirements.
  • Access to a health care and sports activities package, including free psychologist appointments.
  • Possibility to take paid Menstrual Leave for all menstruating employees.
  • Active employee networks for LGBTQIA+ employees, women of GOG and parents.
  • Frequent social activities, free fruits/coffee/tea, an in-house cantina, and other goodies are a standard.
  • An in-house gym, open 24/7, available exclusively for our employees.
  • Free access to all games from the GOG catalog, including The Witcher franchise and Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Gamer’s paradise where you will be surrounded by games - living & breathing them!
  • Dog-friendly environment - yes, you can bring your four-legged friend to work!

If you think you’ve got what it takes, please submit your CV and cover letter (both in English) below.

GOG is a digital distribution platform to build and play your PC collection of all-time classics and modern hits. With our gamers-first approach and respecting your need for ownership, we’re here to make games last forever. Learn more »