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DevOps Engineer (Kubernetes & Cloud Services)

Company: Intrepid Studios
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

We are obsessed with crafting a unique MMO, if you're up for the challenge, let's make it glorious together! - -Intrepid Studios' Ashes of Creation team is looking for a highly motivated and talented -DevOps Engineer to join us, here in beautiful Southern California. This is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity and partner with talented game veterans to craft a unique MMORPG experience that helps bring people together. - -Responsibilities:

  • Manage existing Kubernetes clusters deployed on both GCP (GKE) and AWS (EKS).
  • Manage deployment of cloud services, like databases, message brokers, caching components, other cluster resources, and custom applications.
  • Manage Kubernetes and cloud service updates.
  • Maintain and improve local development environment and cloud deployment scripts.
  • Manage cloud monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting.
  • Manage system backup and failure recovery.
  • Deploy data analysis tools and visual dashboards to quickly and easily assess system health.
  • Identify and troubleshoot system issues, provide timely updates to key stakeholders, and ensure system uptime.
  • Provide analysis of system performance during playtests and other system tests.
  • Document deployment, operating, and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Coordinate internal and 3rd-party maintenance windows, providing internal and external status.
  • Implement devops best practices, with a focus on automation.
    • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent industry experience.
    • Expertise managing complex production Kubernetes clusters at scale.
    • Passion for Kubernetes and expertise in modern usage.
    • Experience with both GCP and AWS cloud providers.
    • Experience with Helm and Docker.
    • Experience administering SQL and NoSQL databases like CockroachDB and MongoDB.
    • Experience with metrics frameworks like Prometheus and Grafana.
    • Experience with enterprise logging services like Datadog.
    • Experience with common programming environments like Python, Go, and Javascript.
    • Experience with advanced Linux administration, including network stack, TCP/IP, DNS, filesystems, resource scheduling, and process management.
    • Ability to solve service issues, under pressure, on a production system.
    • Individual drive and team commitment, an analytical mind, and a bias for action.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      Additional Considerations (Pluses):
      • Game industry experience, specifically with deploying backend game services at scale.
      • Experience with game orchestration platforms such as Agones.
      • Experience with hybrid orchestration technologies such as Rancher and OpenShift.
      • Experience with network traffic analysis tools
      • Experience with Unreal Engine and associated tools
        -Interview Overview:Below you'll find an outline of the interview plan for this role. Please note that while this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.
        • 30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team
        • 30 min interview with the hiring manager
        • Test
        • Panel interviews with several members of the hiring team
        • Final interview with the executive team
        • References calls & a background checkThe Legal Bits:We offer competitive pay based on market standards plus a significant annual bonus structure. The base salary for this role is between $98,000 - $137,200, depending on skills and experience. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall throughout the range based on these factors.Job descriptions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required of the employee.We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, to apply for positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to a fair and consistent interview process and employer experience.About Us:Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. -The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We've set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We've brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.All posted positions are full-time -with generous medical benefit -options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus -paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching. -We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

          We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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          Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.Powered by JazzHR

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