[colug-jobs] Fwd: Linux Admins / Devops- San Francisco

Pat Collins pat at linuxcolumbus.com
Mon Jun 8 19:22:47 EDT 2015

Online gamiMg systems?

On June 8, 2015 2:06:20 PM EDT, Scott Merrill <skippy at skippy.net> wrote:
>Relocation isn’t a thing for me, so maybe others will be interested in
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Philip Foti" <phil.foti at atavas.com>
>> Subject: Linux Admins / Devops- San Francisco
>> Date: June 8, 2015 at 11:58:26 AM EDT
>> To: skippy at skippy.net
>> Reply-To: phil.foti at atavas.com
>> Hi Scott,
>> Curious if you may know of anyome in the Linux community looking for
>a great job package with a world leader in gamimg in San Francisico?
>> Below is the spec... if interested in learning more email myself or
>our recruiter handling this specific req:
>> Chris Wattson
>> Sr. Technical Recruiter
>> chris.wattson at atavas.com <mailto:chris.wattson at atavas.com>
>> This is a one-off email.
>> Kind regards,
>> Phil Foti
>> Atavas Technical Search
>> Online Systems Engineer –DevOps-  Linux
>> Who They Are:
>> Leader in Online Gamimg sytems, global award winning company.
>> What We Need:
>> Need of top talent to be part of a new team that will focus on
>architecting, scaling, and maintaining the infrastructure supporting
>their online presence.  This team will work closely with some of the
>most talented game development studios in the world  to design and
>implement stable and scalable systems .  The team will implement
>dynamic and cutting edge technology solutions to support some of the
>biggest and best franchises in gaming.
>> Job Responsibilities Include:
>>     •    Provide application and hardware support for web and gaming
>infrastructure across multiple sites in
>>           addition to ongoing performance tuning & optimization.
>>     •    Day to day administration of hundreds of servers (physical
>and VM), including related applications.
>>     •    Work with development groups to architect systems solutions
>for new and existing projects.
>>     •    Maintaining a highly available production environment,
>particularly during system maintenances.
>>     •    Utilize configuration management and custom scripts to
>deploy and manage systems.
>>     •    Ensure all critical systems and services are properly
>monitored with relevant alerts enabled.
>>     •    Possess a thorough understanding of Linux Administration in
>an enterprise environment.
>>     •    Manage backups including ongoing policy refinement.
>>     •    Plan, communicate, and implement patch updates and general
>off hour work.
>>     •    Perform basic management of Cisco networking products
>including Catalyst and ASA series
>>           hardware.
>>     •    Ensure CDN configurations are optimized.
>>     •    Provide expert documentation on all resources.
>>     •    Provide analysis on new technologies to benefit overall
>>     •    Be able to respond to critical requests during off hours.
>> Requirements:
>>     •    Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field,
>industry certifications and/or equivalent.
>>     •    Experience with supporting online gaming development and
>production environments.
>>     •    Expert level Linux (RHEL/Centos preferred) support
>experience. Larger scale online environments
>>           a plus.
>>     •    Advanced knowledge of load balancing administration and
>tuning – BigIP LTM, Squid, Nginx, Varnish.
>>     •    Advanced knowledge and experience creating and executing
>shell scripts (bash, python, ruby, etc.).
>>     •    Configuration management experience with Puppet or Chef.
>>     •    Knowledge of CDN Administration, including cache tuning and
>>     •    Experience configuring and maintaining AD/Linux integration.
>>     •    Experience implementing and deploying in tiered environments
>using GIT or SVN.
>>     •    Experience administering Jenkins and Travis, including
>setup, maintenance, and thorough
>>           understanding of deployment and CI concepts.
>>     •    Possess a thorough understanding of principles of TCP/IP
>based networks as well as DNS, DHCP,
>>           IPSEC.
>> •    Advanced knowledge (maintaining, troubleshooting, tuning) of web
>architecture and related
>>           applications including the following:
>>                 •    Experience administering Apache and Nginx,
>including configuration, module mgmt.,
>>                      caching, header mgmt.
>>                 •    Experience administering MySQL, including
>replication, tuning, and storage administration.
>>                 •    Experience debugging and support PHP and Python.
>>                 •    Experience administering NoSQL databases
>(MongoDB/Redis, etc.), including replication
>>                      and tuning.
>>                 •    Experience administering Memcached, including
>implementation and tuning.
>>                 •    Experience administering Postfix, including
>implementation and optimization.
>>     •    Ability to work calmly in high pressure situations and
>manage multiple ongoing projects.
>>     •    Excellent written and verbal communications skills as well
>as problem-solving skills.
>>     •    Excellent written and verbal communications skills as well
>as problem-solving skills.
>>     •    Ability to work with minimal supervision.
>> More Information About the Job
>> How would you describe the team and culture? 
>> The team is made up of smart and dedicated professionals who share a
>passion for technology and have a deep knowledge in their respective
>areas of expertise. All team members are encouraged to explore creative
>solutions to problems using new technology. Team members are open to
>collaboration and do so often to architect solutions and resolve issues
>quickly. There is a continued focus on personal growth; team members
>are encouraged to branch out from their respective areas of expertise
>to learn more about new areas as well as participate in formal training
>events and conferences.
>> What kinds of people succeed in your organization? 
>> Self starters who can drive the completion of their work with minimal
>supervision. Individuals who are able to remain calm under pressure and
>can manage multiple responsibilities. Individuals who are able to work
>well as part of a team and create collaborative documentation to
>support their work. People who get satisfaction out of making sure that
>they are implementing the right technology for a specific challenge,
>making sure that it is easily supportable and just works behind the
>> What are the top 3-4 things the person in this position will be
>challenged with in the first 60-90 days? 
>> Getting up to speed on the various components. Online Gaming has new
>concepts and processes. Ramping up capacity to meet our fall line-up of
>games. Implementing automation into our processes and architecting new
>solutions in various areas of IT. Interfacing with developers to get a
>better understanding of bottlenecks and developing solutions.
>> 12 months from now, what would the person in this position have
>accomplished to be successful? 
>> Hold a strong understanding of the various infrastructure components
>and functional areas. Take ownership as the technical solution primary
>in a few areas. Continue to automate and improve processes as needed to
>increase efficiency. Work directly with product development teams to
>help architect larger projects and initiatives.
>> What are you looking for on the resume, and why? 
>> Expert level Linux (RHEL/Centos preferred) support experience in a
>large scale online environment. Experience administering web stack
>technologies, such as Apache and Nginx, MySQL, NoSQL databases, and
>Memcached. Advanced knowledge of load balancing, scripting, and
>configuration management via Puppet or Chef. A thorough understanding
>of principles of TCP/IP based networks and various networking concepts.
>A proven ability to work calmly in high pressure situations and manage
>multiple ongoing projects. Excellent written and verbal communications
>skills as well as problem-solving skills.
>> What are you willing to be flexible on, and how? 
>> Willing to be flexible on telecommuting occasionally. Would like to
>see a strong specialty in at least one of the areas above. Not
>necessary to know everything above. Also willing to sacrifice on
>experience for top graduates to some extent.
>> Is this a replacement or a new position? 
>> new
>> Where does the position sit in the organization and who does this
>position report to? 
>> In the Online group – reporting to Online manager
>> Does this position have direct reports? 
>> no
>> Who will the person in this position interact with? 
>> Other team members, project managers, Online manager, product
>developers, internal and external technology partners
>> What’s the bonus percentage? 
>> Our Salary package and bonus plan is very competitive by northern Cal
>market standards.
>> Are you ready to hire the right candidate immediately? 
>> yes
>> Is relocation available? 
>> Yes, we have a very good relo package available, including temp
>housing etc.
>> Is there flexibility in hours and/or the ability to work remotely? 
>> You will need to live within commuting distance of the office. But
>within that range, Yes, we have a lot of flexibility – staff can work
>remotely if there are any issues at home – sick child, house issues,
>etc. We are generally project based so we are very flexible in terms of
>running errands, working from home as need or telecommuting a day or so
>a week.
>> Chris Wattson
>> Sr. Technical Recruiter
>> chris.wattson at atavas.com <mailto:chris.wattson at atavas.com>
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