Linux System Manager
Glu Mobile - Kirkland, WA

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As a Linux Systems Engineer this position is primarily responsible for the uptime, deployment and maintenance of our public facing production systems. This includes providing strong technical expertise delivered in a professional manner to manage large scale system architectures.
This position reports directly to the Director of Production Infrastructure and works closely with development teams and other systems engineers.
Essential duties and responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

Provide professional administrative support of public facing production systems.

Provide professional administrative support of large cloud hosted infrastructure

Demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills using experience and other available resources

Provide monitoring, disaster recovery support and help ensure system wide stability.

Maintain up-to-date detailed documentation and publishing; where applicable

Provide strong Project Management skills

Assist in ensuring 24x7 availability of services and infrastructure.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability Required

Strong, hands on knowledge and experience working with popular cloud providers

Strong, hands on knowledge of scripting and automation of deployments

Strong, hands on knowledge of MySQL, MongoDB and other NoSQL Databases

Strong, hands on knowledge of configuration management systems such as puppet.

Demonstrated ability to work with others in a cohesive and positive team environment.

Flexible and adaptive; ability to provide structure where appropriate and needed

Experience with multi-site systems

Thorough understanding and working knowledge of various Linux platforms. primarily CentOS

Knowledgeable on the following network technologies: IP, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, SNMP, IPSEC, iSCSI, NAS/SAN, DHCP, DNS

Structural understanding of AWS Elastic Block Store Extensive experience with backup and disaster recovery best practices

Thorough understanding of Virtual Host Platforms including VMWare and Xen

Must be capable of independent self-direction

Desirable Experience in the video game development environment

Previous experience with: Windows server platforms

Experience working with a distributed IT team and the ability to assist less advanced technicians in their increased understanding of technologies

Education/experience/certifications Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and/or 5 plus years relevant experience

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