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Infrastructure Engineer III

Remote | Los Angeles, California
Freelance | Job ID #69480 | Posted Last Month

Our client, a video game company, is seeking a Web Analyst to join the team.

The Role
As Systems Engineers at you will be responsible for - deploying, managing, and proactively improving high performing and highly available services for players. We monitor and administer as necessary all game environments, most importantly the production game environment. We work closely with the Live Operations and NOC teams to understand the state of our games and take swift action to correct any and all problems, faults, and outages.

As a Systems Engineer on you will use your deep technical knowledge and passion to achieve that excellence. Our players are depending on you to provide an uninterrupted game experience. Additionally, you will work with other technical and nontechnical teams to make and its supporting teams operate at peak performance. You will report into the Head of Technical Operations.

  • Ensure that the game is up and operating as expected through system monitoring and forming close relationships with other teams
  • Quickly correct any system faults or failures that are affecting players
  • Perform maintenance on systems and infrastructure as necessary to keep the game operating effectively
  • Work independently on mission-critical extended-scoped projects
  • Ensure that system, service, and network capacity is sufficient to support current and expected demand
  • Write and otherwise document procedures for yourself and others to systematically perform that maintenance
  • Create tools to optimize operational tasks

Required Qualifications:

  • 2 years of Technical Operations experience supporting live 24/7 services including building, deploying, securing, monitoring, and fixing systems at scale
  • Experience with Linux systems at scale on cloud platforms
  • Experience with building and troubleshooting networks
  • Operational understanding of database systems including querying and migrating databases
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and application security including identifying security problems and addressing potential threats
  • Ability to write software especially tools to aid in supporting systems

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting game infrastructure
  • Experience creating, deploying, and managing containerized services
  • Mandarin Language Skills a major plus

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Keywords for Skills:
Infrastructure as Code:
Terraform, Terragrunt, ansible

Software languages
Golang, Python



Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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