Devops Engineer

Austin, TX

Post Date: 06/27/2018 Job ID: 11315703
Kolter is working with a client in the Austin, Tx. Area and we are looking for a Devops Engineer. Our client is a group of DevOps engineers who collaborate with multiple teams to provide online services that enhance the game experience. We support a multi-billion-dollar video game ecosystem and various non-development business units within our company our portfolio is wide. Our environments are continuously challenged by marketing promotions, game launches, and security threats. We are passionate about automation and ensuring high standards. FLSA: Non-Exempt.

The systems supported are incredibly diverse, produced by dozens of teams from around the world. Accordingly, the ideal candidate will have a diverse skill set and always be eager to expand it. More importantly, they will be able to apply their conceptual understanding to new technologies and tools rapidly. Being a self-starter and having a personal dedication to continuous learning is key. The below is a representative but non-exhaustive list of the skills we are looking for in a successful candidate.
  • Systems Administration: a strong understanding of *nix is mandatory. Familiarity with both RHEL and Debian family distros is preferred. Strong skill with ad-hoc scripting a plus. Understanding of core services like DNS, DHCP, LDAP, logging, etc.
  • Networking: a strong understanding of networking basics is mandatory. Switching/routing, VPNs, load balancing, proxying, network virtualization, firewall basics (especially iptables) and general netsec best practices.
  • Programming Languages: experience with Ruby and Python is preferred. Ability to dive into the code during triage or while trying to understand behavior is a must. Familiarity with C/C++, Go, Java, and Scala is desirable.
  • Automation: experience with configuration management and infrastructure as code tools is a must. Chef (preferred), Puppet, Terraform (preferred), Packer, CloudFormation, etc.
  • Distributed Systems: a strong understanding of distributed systems is a must. An understanding of the CAP theorem, techniques for high availability, service discovery, secret management, etc.
  • Virtualization, Containerization, Cloud Computing: AWS (preferred), GCP, Azure, VMWare ecosystem, Kubernetes (preferred), Docker, Vagrant, etc.

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