Director of Operations Engineering (SF)
PlayHaven - San Francisco, CA

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PlayHaven is changing the way game developers manage their games. Backed by, GGVC and Tandem Entrepreneurs, PlayHaven is fast-growing and offers a lifetime value maximization platform that mobile game developers can use to better acquire, understand, and intelligently engage and monetize their users.

We are looking for a Linux server operations engineer with experience managing cloud-hosted infrastructure. You will grow and lead the Server Operations team and maintain and deploy cloud server infrastructure (using chef and AWS) and ensure performance, uptime, and scalability. This position has an expectation of on-call time for unexpected off-hours outages.

Automate failover and scaling infrastructure

Maintain and (where possible) improve supportability of service applications

Track and ensure known application issues reach resolution with QA and engineering

Develop tools or implement initiatives to improve uptime, maintainability, and user-facing experience

Maintain server and deployment documentation

Required Skills:
Linux System Administration (Centos / RHEL or Debian / Ubuntu systems)

nginx, apache or lighttpd

Chef, Puppet, or other configuration management


Python, Perl, Ruby, or other high-level scripting language

Python WSGI frameworks (gunicorn, tornado, twisted, etc)

Memcached, redis, or other temporary key-value stores

Packaging (deb/dpkg, rpm)

MySQL Administration

SQL Schema design, query optimization

Component performance analysis and profiling

Other cloud infrastructures (Rackspace, Heroku,Google App Engine)

Content Delivery Networks (Akamai, Limelight, etc.)

What we offer

Free lunches every day and plenty of snacks

Competitive salaries and awesome medical, dental and vision benefits plus a 401(k)

Unlimited vacation (and we require a minimum of 2 weeks!)

Epic ping pong and FIFA battles

A transparent work environment

A developer community that inspires and works with you to change mobile gaming