Full Job Description
Nintendo of America Inc.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com .
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Partners with development teams by providing infrastructure assistance and guidance from the early phases of product development, including the development of software and processes to assist developers in infrastructure-related workflows (such as build, release and deployment automation).
Designs infrastructure for new and existing products, ensuring all business policies for security, supportability and cost are met, while enabling efficient deployment of products through automated means (such as configuration management and continuous deployment). Participates in and distributes this work amongst the team as necessary.
Discover Service Level Indicators, define Service Level Objectives, measure and reduce Toil, and monitor and instrument platforms to measure scalability, reliability and efficiency.
Submit software fixes for deficiencies within area of expertise or operational responsibility.
Leads and directs efforts for requirements gathering, prototyping, architecting, building and implementing test plans, performing quality reviews, and triaging or fixing operational issues, at all phases of the product lifecycle.
Assists project managers in project planning discussions to include the formulation and delivery of cost and labor estimates and options for assigned projects, as well as coaching and reviewing estimates provided more junior members
Works with product development and infrastructure teams to define, gather, and document technical and functional requirements for new and existing products, and ensure that the same are being adhered to at all stages of the product lifecycle
Designs solutions to provide continuous integration, automated deployment, and configuration management of internally or externally developed applications. Participates in and distributes this work amongst the team as necessary.
Designs and implements automated testing solutions to ensure the continued integrity and quality of products and solutions. Reviews and suggests improvements for test cases developed by more junior team members.
Partners with management to define and ensure compliance with technical standards for the team on current and future projects
Partners with NOC and other service monitoring groups to design and implement automated monitoring tooling and frameworks, and guide the introduction of same into projects maintained by the team
Performs peer review of solutions developed by others, and potentially other teams, ensuring that best practices and internal standards are being followed, and recommends alternatives when appropriate
Serves as a representative for the team and subject matter expect in many different meetings and business matters
Analyze new and existing products for performance and efficiency improvements, both as part of a structured release process, and as an ongoing process
Integrates internally developed products, externally developed products, and mixtures of both, to create working solutions from multiple disparate parts
Works closely with management to ensure that projects are kept on track and team members are following through on assigned tasks
Participates in 24x7 on call cycle to support and troubleshoot products and solutions in multiple environments.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
Typically requires a minimum of seven years of related experience in software development and system engineering technologies, patterns and practices.
Experience leading, planning and executing moderately to highly complex projects, both alone and as part of a team.
High level of proficiency in at least two programming languages (such as Python, Java, Ruby, C#, C/C++, etc.). Emphasis is placed on writing, documenting, bundling and publishing high quality code for reuse by others.
Proficiency in the setup, configuration, maintenance, and upgrading of one or more server operating system families (Linux, Windows, BSD, etc.). Some in-depth knowledge of at least one operating system (kernel facilities, system libraries, etc) is expected.
Proficient with several different server prototyping and virtualization tools and platforms (vagrant, docker, AWS ec2, etc.), as well as the ability to use various solutions in combination
High level of proficiency with version control tools (svn, git, etc.), including the ability to explain these tools to others and coach others in their use.
High level of experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) processes (code review, release management, etc.) and automation of same (continuous integration, continuous delivery). Experience designing, implementing and improving these processes and automation is also expected.
Experience with networking equipment, protocols (TCP/IP, SSL, etc.) and troubleshooting tools (Wireshark, etc.)Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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