Principal DevOps Engineer & Architect Interactive
WMS Gaming Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Ensure proper operations of multiple products and/or platforms, with a very heavy emphasis on ensuring maximum uptime for interactive division.

Essential Job Functions:
Work with product and engineering teams to determine infrastructure requirements for existing and future products.

Make design and architectural recommendations and provide technical guidance on current technology trends.

Create processes and automation for common tasks, including build servers, code and artifact repositories, release management, and application deployment and maintenance.

Collaborate with product and marketing teams to anticipate and plan site capacity.

Architect both logical and physical layers of infrastructure and environments.

Design, implement and maintain a scalable, flexible infrastructure.

Provide expertise on Linux and mobile/embedded platforms; enterprise messaging, database platforms, and virtualization/cloud infrastructure.

Analyze application and infrastructure to identify security risks to data and infrastructure.

Align with vendors and partners to ensure compatibility and interoperability of systems.

Specify, configure, implement and maintain scalable and redundant database environments.

Script and configure and maintain systems.

Lead discussions, document and clearly communicate information to internal and external groups.

Set up persistence layers, clustering and maintenance procedures.

Monitoring system maintenance and configuration

Network and system troubleshooting with both vendors and partners as required

Position Requirements

BS Computer Science or 4+ years applicable experience

Required Experience:
7 or more years in the infrastructure services arena

2 or more years experience working in a design capacity on an infrastructures which supports an industry standard distributed technology platform (i.e. J2EE/JEE, .NET, LAMP)

2 or more years experience working with industry standard virtualization and/or cloud platforms (i.e. VMWare, Xen, Openstack, EC2)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Advanced skill in Linux platform.

Broad knowledge of server, network and storage technologies; operating systems, applications, and external dependencies and how they interact to affect deployment and performance of applications

Skill working in a high-traffic, high-revenue, and high-uptime web environment

Very strong troubleshooting skills across all layers of the OSI model

Solid knowledge of system performance metrics and how they relate to application performance

Extensive skill in integrating web servers, applications and databases sitting on different servers, behind multiple firewalls and load balancers

Skill in automation of builds, release management, deployment, and monitoring

Demonstrated skill in database configurations

Skill in production infrastructure environments housing multi-tenancy datacenters

Advanced knowledge of virtualization and cloud trends and technologies

Skill in defining and designing reliable, scalable, distributed systems

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong ability to demonstrate end-user empathy in addition to deep technical acumen

Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams across a wide range of projects

Ability to be highly organized, flexible, and provide enthusiasm to the team

Skill in VMWare, F5, MySQL, Cisco, Juniper, RHEL, Apache, PHP.

Skill in Agile Methodologies such as Extreme Programming and/or SCRUM preferred

WMS is a gaming company. Any of our employees may be required to obtain a gaming license within one or all of the gaming jurisdictions that WMS conducts business. If you are requested by WMS to obtain a gaming license, your continued employment with WMS may be contingent on your ability to obtain that gaming license.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. WMS encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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