[Jobposts] Linux Systems Engineer at 2K

Ron D trueabilityjobs at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 18:54:23 UTC 2015

*Title: **Linux Systems Engineer*
*Location: **Novato, CA*

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*What We Need:*
We are looking to recruit top talent to be part of a new team that will
focus on architecting, scaling, and maintaining the infrastructure
supporting 2K’s online gaming presence.  This team will work closely with
some of the world’s most talented game development studios (such as Visual
Concepts, Firaxis Games, and Hangar13 Games) to design and implement stable
and scalable systems and services that support a large number of concurrent
persistent connections.  The team will implement dynamic and cutting edge
technology solutions to support some of the biggest and best franchises in
gaming (such as NBA2K, Evolve, and Civilization). The Online Systems
Engineer will be responsible for managing all facets of public facing web
applications in various hosting environments including load balancing, web
server, caching, Datastore (RDBMS/NoSQL). You will work closely with
development teams to develop, deploy, and support applications in
accordance with industry standards and best practices. The ideal candidate
will be comfortable in “non-silo’d” environments and have an appetite to
research, test, and implement new technologies. Above all else, you should
have a heart of humility and come with a readiness to be an active team

*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
• Ensure all critical systems and services are properly monitored with
relevant alerts enabled.
• Possess a thorough understanding of Linux Administration in an enterprise
• 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 efforts.
• Be able to respond to critical requests during off hours.

• Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field, industry
certifications and/or equivalent.
• Experience with supporting online gaming development and production
• 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 configuration.
• Experience configuring and maintaining AD/Linux integration.
• Experience implementing and deploying in tiered environments using GIT or
• 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
• 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.

With Regards,
Ron D

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