Service Reliability Engineer / Systems Administrator
Gaikai | Aliso Viejo CA 92121 USA | Full Time | Posted: 03/14/2013
People might say we have our head in the clouds, and they would be right. Long before people knew what "the cloud" was, we were leveraging it to achieve an infinitely worthwhile vision: to make video games as easily accessible as movies and music.
With our recent acquisition by Sony Computer Entertainment, you're probably wondering what happens to our vision now.
Truth is, the future has never looked brighter. We're working hard with Sony Computer Entertainment to advance our cloud gaming platform, and we can't wait to unveil the next generation of it to you.
Our SRE's focus is on three things: overall ownership of production, production code quality, and deployments.
We expect our SREs to have opinions on the state of our network, what we are doing right, and what we can do better. They are empowered to say when new features are ready for production, and work with other teams to make sure our requirements are met as early in the life cycle as possible.
5+ years in either Software Development or Systems Administration (or both!): We expect you to be knowledgeable in one or two core fields and open to coming up to speed quickly in everything else.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills: You will interact with other teams on a daily basis.
A strong sense of responsibility: SREs are largely self-directed, and are key decision makers so they must take pride in the part(s) of production they own.
Available for on-call. There will be times when your expertise is needed outside of core hours.
Skills & Knowledge
Development experience in one or more languages: SRE tools are primarily written in Python and Bash, but often need to inspect other languages such as Java, Node.js, C++, and Ruby.
Comfortable at a Bash prompt: Ideal candidate will also be familiar with *nix debugging tools, both at the system (lsof, strace, tcpdump) and code level (gdb, jvisualvm, etc.).
One or more of the following areas of expertise:
• SQL (ideally MySQL or Postgres)
• NoSQL at scale (ideally Hadoop, Mongo clusters, and/or sharded Redis)
• Event Aggregation (e.g. Graphite, Zenoss, Flume, Splunk)
• Virtualization (ideally in-house clouds using OpenStack or Eucalyptus)
• Release Engineering (Package management and distribution at scale)
• Load Testing (QA or SDET experience is a big plus)
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
|Location||Aliso Viejo, CA, 92121, United States|
|Categories||Network / System Admin / IT, Programmer / Engineer|
|Contact Name||Reine Bounlutay|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|