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Now Hiring: Senior DevOps Engineer
2014/03/14 at 1:54 PM
Want to work with world-class web applications at a company built for gamers by gamers? Are you extremely detail oriented? Do you know how to avoid standing in fire?
If so, we have some good news: we're hiring again at Wowhead and Lolking!
This time we're looking for a
Senior Level DevOps Engineer
with experience in maintaining websites in a high traffic, high availability environment. This individual will work within a team comprised of individuals who possess a deep understanding across a broad category of technologies, best practices, and patterns. You will be part of a team responsible for supporting the engines that keep our sites and applications roaring. In addition to implementing and supporting these technologies, you will work closely with our development teams throughout a product’s lifecycle to ensure rapid application development, and consistent predictable operations.
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, salary history, and any other relevant information to
. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.
Spearhead the integration of complex and customized open source, and/or proprietary products and data services to support a multi-staged environment of over 200 nodes
Resolve sophisticated environment obstacles by driving proof of concept designs to completion, analyzing and understanding impact, and developing implementation roadmaps. This includes mass-scale infrastructure deployments and upgrades, as well as day to day fine-tuning and optimizations.
Resolve critical environment outages, whether hardware or software in nature, and develop solutions that emphasize automation to prevent such problems from reoccurring.
Debug and improve internal services, propose patches, maintain repositories, and manage package distribution
Identify security weaknesses and propose solutions that hold stability and security in the forefront. Perform security audits, system patching, and educate peers on security practices and principles.
Construct and provide training sessions on interesting, often complex, subjects, or new and evolving technologies for peers and internal users, including upper management. This is a leadership position where you will actively engage with peers to provide consultation and direction, as well as develop documentation on new or old technologies and how it relates to internal systems.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience supporting high traffic/availability websites with a focus on service stability, security, and customer satisfaction
Passion for video games and technology!
Availability to share off-hours duties for on-call coverage on a rotational basis
High attention to detail with the ability adjust quickly to an ever-changing and evolving environment
Passion and curiosity for technology and automation
Possess an in-depth understanding of managing sophisticated and standardized Linux environments
Understanding of OS level concepts such as package management, iptables, kernel modules, debugging, and logging is critical as well as familiarity with common Linux tools such as sed, awk, grep, strace, tcpdump, rsync, syslog, and be able to communicate using an industry level vocabulary comprised of ubiquitous terminology
In-depth knowledge of core internet fundamentals including TCP/IP, DNS, SNMP, SMTP, HTTP/S, REST, LDAP, PAM, web services, horizontal vs vertical scaling, multi-tenant hosting, database replication, and multiple tiers of caching.
Advanced shell scripting skills with bash and at least one additional administrative language such as Ruby, Perl, or PHP is a must.
Strong understanding of networking from conceptual design to physical implementation
Prior experience with TCP connectivity debugging (Linux TCP stack or helping track down protocol bugs in embedded network operating systems)
Bonus points for the following:
Experience with LDAP, NFS, Gearman, Kibana, Puppet, Nagios, and Munin
Experience with Memcached, Redis, CouchBase, MySQL, and MongoDB
Experience with Apache, Travis, Jenkins, Maven, Varnish, Capistrano, and Node.js
Experience with virtualization, including VMWare and Vagrant
Experience with Cloud and CDN Services, including RackSpace and Akamai
About Zam Network
ZAM Network is the largest massively multiplayer-focused gaming network on the Internet. We have the #1 communities for World of Warcraft, League of Legends and over 10 other titles. We focus on community-driven sites that drill down and provide in-depth information and tools for specific games.
ZAM Network was founded in 1999 with Allakhazam and has continued to grow. With offices in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, and staff all over the world, we reach over 10 million core gamers every month and our user-base is still growing. Simply, we make games better.
We offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and we truly value our team members.
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