DevOps - Systems Engineer

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

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Requisition Number: 158228

Position Title: Software Engineer I

External Description:

EA SPORTS DevOps Engineer

The DevOps team is looking for a talented DevOps Engineer to join our team. We’re looking for a candidate to help administer our Splunk deployment across multiple titles and automate our workloads using Ansible. The candidate will have experience in both network and Unix/Linux administration, with high energy, dedication, and passion for technology.

The successful candidate will partner with the Operations Development Director and Technical Lead to estimate and execute projects and deliver excellent results. He or she should have demonstrated ability to work effectively with large-scale systems and possess proven ability to multi-task and prioritize. This position requires excellent troubleshooting skills, strong attention to detail, with strong focus on uptime and predictability.  The successful candidate should be passionate building automation to reduce manual tasks. This role will also involve some on-call support duties.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Directly supports server environments and supporting tools environments (ie: Splunk), from development to production.
  • Troubleshoots application, network, and server-level problems.
  • Designs and develops extensive scripting and productivity enhancing tools for automation of system administration tasks.
  • Maintains documentation of systems configurations and procedures, including runbooks for live support.
    • Support an “always-on” gaming network infrastructure.
    • Be “on-call” when needed to support feature launches, live events, and emergency escalations.
    • Troubleshoot and correct issues raised from production and live services operations.
    • Evaluate and adopt technologies which improve the team efficiency and platform capabilities.
    • Work with a global team to implement best of breed technologies and provide support within a follow the sun model.
    • Mentor junior engineers, new hires, and interns.
  • Partners with Development and QA teams for implementation of new game features; partners with other operations teams, IT, and external hosting providers to implement and maintain secure and scalable infrastructure.
  • Manage OS configuration.

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution in Computer engineering, computer science, information systems or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in Linux/Unix Systems administration (especially CentOS/RedHat), including design, implementation, ongoing administration, and support of critical systems.
  • Keen interest in DevOps methodologies and technologies (Docker, Chef, Ansible, etc.).
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills aligned with enthusiasm, aptitude, attitude and motivation to learn.
  • Working knowledge of Splunk administration with a focus on onboarding new data ingestion models.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Ansible & Ansible Tower to automate our workload.
  • Working knowledge of distributed source control such as GIT.
  • Demonstrated experience of common scripting languages (Perl, Shell, Python, PHP, the more the better).
  • Demonstrated expertise in OS security fundamentals for publicly accessible Linux servers.
  • Experience with LDAP, DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, NAS.
  • Working knowledge of database concepts, database structures, relational data bases and related applications.
  • Understanding of document and/or key/value store such as Cassandra, Memcached, Redis, or MongoDB.

 

Good to have:

  • Experience with Cloud based server deployments (EC2, OpenStack, etc).
  • Hands-on experience working with various network technologies – NLB, VPN, Firewall, Ethernet Switches & Routers, Sniffers, TCP/IP, Network Subnetting, VLANs, etc.

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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Date Opened: 2019-10-24 13:58:12.527

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