Senior Systems Engineer

With Daybreak Game Company LLC in San Diego CA US

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Posted on April 15, 2019

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: System Administrator

Technologies

sysadmin, windows, networking

Job description

LET'S MAKE GAMES BETTER TOGETHER.
Here at Daybreak, we make games that bring people together. We have built and introduced some of the most popular and beloved gaming franchises to millions of players worldwide, including H1Z1®, DC Universe™ Online, PlanetSide®, and EverQuest®.
We take gaming seriously and our passion for play is what makes us one with our players. From group raiding quests in Norrath to partaking in massive battles on the war-torn surface of Auraxis, we are devoted to delivering the ultimate multi-player online gaming experience to our communities.
Let's make games better together. Are you up for the challenge? Here's some specifics on what we're looking for...
A highly-specialized IT Senior Systems Engineer who will be responsible for designing and maintaining global game server infrastructure. This individual will demonstrate a deep understanding of Microsoft Windows environment, Systems Management, Cloud and Datacenter Server Environments and networking protocols. Accountabilities will include designing, configuring and maintaining infrastructure, application support while preserving the optimal performance of hardware and software.
Additionally, this person must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment where projects from conception to deployment may take only a few days!
Your Contribution

  • Passion for innovating and creating new ways to use technology and help solve problems

  • Lead development frameworks, policies, and procedures to effectively improve patching and build-time performance

  • Launch new online services and features to market demands and player participation level

  • Manage building, configuring, deployment, administration and maintenance of Windows

  • Administer installation of service elements in data-center facilities

  • Execute operational support by planning, prioritizing projects, providing vision and schedules for assigned software and hardware updates

  • Perform in depth troubleshooting and maintenance - server hardware/OS deployment

  • Carry out design, develop, and utilize automation scripts using Powershell with an in-depth understanding of batch, bash and/or apache ant

  • Provide world-class service to internal and external customers

  • Effectively manage and communicate status of critical projects

  • Advanced problem-solving skills – to include real-time operating system as well as network troubleshooting

  • Participate to the on-call rotation schedule. Must possess a strong ability to document and produce drawings of environments

  • Must be willing to travel to domestic and international data-center locations

  • Strong organizational skills and be self-directed

Your Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a Systems Engineer role supporting Windows Server infrastructure management, hands-on server and networking

  • Knowledge of data center networking technologies including networking switches, routers, firewalls, and load balancers

  • Must have Microsoft Azure infrastructure management or equivalent AWS experience

  • Extensive project management experience, from initiation and planning, to implementation and ongoing management, to completion

  • Advance knowledge of Active Directory

  • Working knowledge with trouble ticketing and workflow systems

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that contribute to overall organizational performance and to a positive, creative work environment

  • Experience managing global infrastructure in 24x7 co-located environments

  • Experience developing custom object-oriented computer programs / applications

  • Able to travel to domestic and international datacenter locations

  • Promote best practice concepts, change management, SLA’s, policies, procedures, and design review driven standards

  • Proven results-oriented person with a delivery focus

  • Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Plus

  • Game Industry experience

  • Certifications: Network+, CompTIA, MCSE/MCSA or equivalent experience

Think you're Daybreak material? Send us your resume and cover letter. Make sure to include your Twitch/YouTube channel (if you have one), social media handles, and/or link to your portfolio. We are looking for people who don't just upload their basic resume, but rather, are looking to get noticed. So, go ahead, impress us!
Daybreak Game Company LLC is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for blockbuster hits and franchises such as H1Z1®, DC Universe™ Online, PlanetSide®, and EverQuest®, Daybreak creates, develops, and provides compelling online entertainment for millions of gamers worldwide. To top it off, we are making games in two of the coolest cities in the United States: San Diego, California, and Austin, Texas.
Daybreak Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to Diversity in the Workplace.
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