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Company: Big Fish Games

Location: Emeryville, CA

Date Posted: July 9, 2014

Source: Big Fish Games

Job ID: SAG-13Plan-6
Location: Oakland, CA
Post Date: 7/9/2014
Category: Self Aware Games, Oakland, CA

Self Aware Games makes casual social games that you can play anywhere. Self Aware Games is the Oakland, CA studio of Big Fish. Our established free-to-play, multi-player games include Big Fish Casino and Big Fish Bingo. We make games that are on the cutting edge. From creating some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first truly cross-platform multiplayer games, our goal is to make innovative games that people will enjoy with others. Our games are available on mobile phones, tablets, social networks, PC, and Mac.

We're looking for an engineer who wants to build mission-critical infrastructure that enable our engineers to iterate at a crazy pace. You'll architect and create tools that remove the friction from our development and release processes. You'll build ...

Job ID: SAG-13Plan-6
Location: Oakland, CA
Post Date: 7/9/2014
Category: Self Aware Games, Oakland, CA

Self Aware Games makes casual social games that you can play anywhere. Self Aware Games is the Oakland, CA studio of Big Fish. Our established free-to-play, multi-player games include Big Fish Casino and Big Fish Bingo. We make games that are on the cutting edge. From creating some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first truly cross-platform multiplayer games, our goal is to make innovative games that people will enjoy with others. Our games are available on mobile phones, tablets, social networks, PC, and Mac.

We're looking for an engineer who wants to build mission-critical infrastructure that enable our engineers to iterate at a crazy pace. You'll architect and create tools that remove the friction from our development and release processes. You'll build out new systems for scaling development and production. Your colleagues will watch in awe as you make their frustrations disappear one by one with your DevOps magic.

The position requires strong coding chops (we use PHP), as well as enthusiasm for the low-level operations of a large-scale online game: Linux, MySQL, memcache, etc.

Day to Day:

* Build robust, configurable and modular process automation tools for feature development, release and monitoring.
* Adapt existing tools to change and scale our development process.
* Collaborate with Operations engineers in building out appropriate monitoring and reporting infrastructure following Visible Ops principles.
* Assist Engineering and Operations in troubleshooting system issues in all environments
* Work closely with an engineering team delivering ongoing releases and updates
* Support the development team and game infrastructure by provisioning and configuring systems to keep our real-time online multiplayer games iterating quickly
* Document tools and processes
* Participate in on-call rotation

Required skills:

* 3+ years experience programming in at least two of: Python, Java, Perl, PHP, Ruby, bash
* Experience building tools for development automation (building, testing, releasing or monitoring)
* Experience with Linux server administration
* Experience with version control, such as Subversion, Mercurial or Git
* Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
* Undergraduate degree in CS/related field or equivalent experience

Nice To Have:

* Experience with Apache, Lighttpd, Memcache, Jenkins, Nagios, Cacti, CFEngine
* Production Log management
* Metrics and monitoring writing custom tools and familiar with open source options
* MySQL performance analysis and tuning

Come be the next Big Fish in the Oakland Pond!

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