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Systems Engineer (PHP) (Big Fish / Self Aware Games Studio) (oakland downtown)

compensation: DOE
We're looking for an engineer who wants to build mission-critical infrastructure that enable our engineers to iterate at a crazy pace. You'll architect and create tools that remove the friction from our development and release processes. You'll build out new systems for scaling development and production. Your colleagues will watch in awe as you make their frustrations disappear one by one with your DevOps magic.

The position requires strong coding chops (we use PHP), as well as enthusiasm for the low-level operations of a large-scale online game: Linux, MySQL, memcache, etc.

Day to Day:

  • Build robust, configurable and modular process automation tools for feature development, release and monitoring.
  • Adapt existing tools to change and scale our development process.
  • Collaborate with Operations engineers in building out appropriate monitoring and reporting infrastructure following Visible Ops principles.
  • Assist Engineering and Operations in troubleshooting system issues in all environments
  • Work closely with an engineering team delivering ongoing releases and updates
  • Support the development team and game infrastructure by provisioning and configuring systems to keep our real-time online multiplayer games iterating quickly
  • Document tools and processes
  • Participate in on-call rotation
Required skills:
  • 3+ years experience programming in at least two of: Python, Java, Perl, PHP, Ruby, bash
  • Experience building tools for development automation (building, testing, releasing or monitoring)
  • Experience with Linux server administration
  • Experience with version control, such as Subversion, Mercurial or Git
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Undergraduate degree in CS/related field or equivalent experience
Nice To Have:
  • Experience with Apache, Lighttpd, Memcache, Jenkins, Nagios, Cacti, CFEngine
  • Production Log management
  • Metrics and monitoring -- writing custom tools and familiar with open source options
  • MySQL performance analysis and tuning
Come be the next Big Fish in the Oakland Pond!

Click here to apply.

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  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

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