Director of Operations
Machine Zone - Palo Alto, CA

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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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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!
About Us:

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly Addmired) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including iMob, Original Gangstaz, Global War, iMob 2, Race or Die 2, among others. To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games. The company operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures, and Menlo Ventures.

Winner of the Crunchies Award (Techcrunch), we are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for its gamers. We continue to expand our teams and look for top talent around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company. Come and be part of the revolution!

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About this company
Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play...