Director of Operations

Location
Palo Alto
Posted
Jul 17, 2013
Closes
Aug 16, 2013
Contact
Ms. Renee Scott
Category
Technology
Duration
Full Time
Our Director of Operations will build and lead the team that plans, operates and scales the infrastructure that supports the 24x7 operation of our games. As the leader of all Operations, you'll be technology-minded in utilizing the latest technologies to create optimized, scalable solutions and fill in any gaps in expertise when needed. You'll be involved in building out the mission critical infrastructure that supports a growing user base, assessing system vulnerabilities and working with our developers to resolve live issues and improve overall systems. You will be intricately involved in every aspect of the company from our platforms team, game developers, and executives to ensure your design specs are in-line with the company vision and game specifications.

Responsibilities:
Lead, manage, and build out operations team
Manage our global, always-on, multi-game infrastructure
Oversee and execute planned network maintenance work, minimizing impact on our live games

Requirements:
10+ years experience in a medium-large scale system (Ubuntu, nginx, Apache, Redis, Erlang)
Participate in on-call rotations and perform off-hour maintenance activities
Strong working knowledge of Linux/UNIX internals and core system services (DNS, SMTP, Syslog, IPTables, etc.)
Experience with Nagios, Cacti, Git, and Puppet are must-haves
Knowledgeable in configuring MySQL servers and running replication
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Enthusiasm for start-up work

Desirable:
Experience with network security, firewalls/ACLs, VPN services
Experience with PHP, Perl, Bash
Experience with CloudStack or other virtualization technologies
BA/BS in Computer Science (or equivalent)


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