Senior Operations Engineer

Palo Alto
Feb 13, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Mr. Ed Lu
Full Time
The Senior Operations Engineer is an integral part of the Operations team at Machine Zone and will report directly into our CTO/Co-Founder. You should have experience running large-scale systems in LAMP environment with knowledge of MySQL servers. You will be responsible for keeping our games up and running as well as building out our server infrastructure to support future games. Your work will directly impact the player experience of tens of millions of global players in the future; this is your chance to leave your legacy and be part of gaming history!


- Manage our global, always-on, multi-game infrastructure
- Oversee and execute planned network maintenance work, minimizing impact on our live games


- Experience running medium-large scale system in LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
- Participate in on-call rotation and perform off-hour maintenance activities
- Strong working knowledge of Linux/UNIX internals and core system services (DNS, smtp, syslog, iptables, etc)
- Experience with open source monitoring and alerting systems(Nagios, cacti, etc…)
- Knowledgeable in configuring MySQL servers and running replication
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Enthusiasm for start-up work


- Experience with systems/configuration management(Puppet, Chef, CFEngine, etc.)
- Experience with network security- firewalls/ACLs, VPN services
- Experience with PHP, Perl, bash
- Experience with VMware or XEN based virtualization
- BA/BS in Computer Science (or equivalent)

Top Reasons to Join Us:

- Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
- Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and unlimited vacation
- Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars and cafes
- Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
- Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, ping pong table, video games… and more!

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