Senior Operations Engineer
Machine Zone - Palo Alto, CA

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The Senior Operations Engineer is an integral part of the Operations team and will report directly to our CTO/Co-Founder. You should have experience running large-scale systems in LAMP environment with knowledge of MySQL servers. You will also 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!

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

Requirements:
7+ years experience in a medium-large scale system in LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
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 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

Desirable:
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)

Refer a Friend:
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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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Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play...