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Site Reliability Engineer

Engineering | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Seismic Games is seeking a clever, solid, startup-ready SRE to help build the next generation of social games.

Seismic Games’ engineering department is a small, focused group of game development professionals.  Our intent is to continually strengthen our best-of-class team to tackle a wide array of challenges.  Our creative department and executive management have extensive and significant experience delivering well-reviewed AAA+ titles in the PC and console markets and are bringing that expertise into the mobile gaming space.

For our current primary project, a Java background is required; Jersey, Grizzly and Tyrus proficiencies are strong pluses.

Site Reliability Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Being smart, dedicated, self-motivated, positive, friendly, and ready to learn and teach
  • Rapidly gathering, understanding, prototyping and creating effective solutions for complex requirements
  • Working effectively and aggressively in a team environment with tight deadlines and baffling challenges
  • Build infrastructure to support AWS-based Cloud services and infrastructure
  • Manage all infrastructure and configuration as well as ensuring systems & services are leveraging best practices & standards.
  • Partner with development teams to help engineer scalable, reliable, and resilient online services
  • Enhance monitoring of systems, services and hardware to enable expedient identify of issues.
  • Interfacing with a diverse, complex team of highly experienced artists, engineers and designers
  • Work with developers and engineering leads to advocate for operational improvements in our software stack.
  • Develop & update system documentation to ensure high levels of supportability for Production.
  • Support of our development, test, and production environments via investigation & resolution of performance and functional issues with our service stack as well as upstream/downstream systems.

Basic job requirements:

  • 3+ years experience with Amazon Web Services, especially with the EC2, ELB and RDS services
  • Familiar with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby and Bash
  • Must have used Puppet to manage and deploy code in a production environment
  • Linux experience, with either an Ubuntu or Debian focus
  • Experience with RabbitMQ or another AMQP implementation
  • Passionate about video games!

The ideal candidate also optionally understands or is familiar with:

  • Java deployments
  • Perforce code management
  • RESTful APIs and Websocket transport protocols
  • Terraform infrastructure management
  • Jenkins CI pipelines

Work experience requirements:

  • 2 -5 years experience in Console, Casual, or Social Gaming 

Education requirements:

  • College Degree