Senior Linux Systems Engineer (Contract)
17 days ago
We are looking for a Contract Senior Linux Systems Engineer to join our team of wizards in weaving together internet technologies to create a castle in the cloud to support the operations of our company and the fantastic worlds we create.
In this role you and your fellow masters of the arcane will utilize Linux to support hosting game services and the game server. This includes automation for scaling and wielding Docker for packaging and deployment. You will assist in migrating development infrastructure, such as Perforce, to Linux on AWS, work on automation for non-game services such as the build system and improve overall company infrastructure. This role includes an on-call rotation, during which you stand vigilant against the forces of darkness.
About Our Team
The Engineering team at ArenaNet thrives on a wide array of perspectives, experiences, and interests. We know that the best creations come from healthy and friendly teams. Our work is woven together with the efforts of other disciplines and crafts within game development. We seek out voices and ideas that might be new to us. We are always on the lookout for ways to help each other, both within the Engineering team, and throughout the studio as a whole.
Who We Are Looking For
You, our ideal candidate, are super approachable. Your thorough knowledge, willingness to tackle tough problems, and friendly demeanor when explaining complex technical issues to people who think you handle snakes because you work with Python make you a joy to work with.
Tech debt makes you itch with discomfort, and you work to keep it under control, either by directly tackling it or by helping others to stay on top of it when they need a boost. You are an evangelist for maintaining performance, high coding standards, and efficient code architecture.
You work to improve your workflow and that of your team. You are an active participant in helping to develop and evolve good practices. You understand the value of planning, estimating, and communication in achieving goals on a complex project.
- 5+ years of Linux systems administration experience
- Experience with a configuration management system, preferably Salt
- Experience with a cloud hosting provider, preferably AWS
- Experience with Python scripting at an intermediate level or higher
- Ability to architect and implement projects independently
- Experience with at least one programming language (eg. C++, C#, Java, Go, …)
Helpful additional skills:
- Experience with an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) system, preferably Terraform
- Experience working with CI/CD pipelines
- Experience working with containers and maintenance (imaging) of containers (eg. Docker, Kubernetes, …)
This is a 6 month contract position.
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This contract position compensation is an hourly rate plus any overtime if applicable. Please note that the listed hourly rate is a general guideline only. We take into consideration the geography in which you live and your experience and qualifications when determining final pay. This role is eligible for benefits through a third party employing agency. Agency benefits may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and flexible and dependent care spending accounts.
Hourly Pay Range
$55 — $79 USD