Netflix is seeking an experienced Development Infrastructure Manager, who will handle a mix of tactical (hands-on implementation) and strategic duties.
The Dev Infra manager will assess the needs of the internal game development studios, and then build ‘paved path’ game development service offerings for the Game Studios. The scope of this role will involve collaborating with internal stakeholders including IT and Infosec, and will likely lean heavily on cloud-hosted solutions. The successful candidate will ensure the internal studios’ game development efforts are well supported by appropriate development infrastructure. Possible solutions might be leveraging existing Netflix services or from 3rd party services.
The ideal candidate will have experience working alongside and supporting game developers, planning and executing on necessary infrastructure, (especially those around build, deploy, and environment provisioning), and integrating into existing mobile delivery platforms. They should have experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders (development infra and game teams) to develop a tailored solution for game studios and be ready to dig in tactically where needed.
Work with the Game Studio technical leaders to establish the development and product infrastructure needed for the Internal Studios - including M&A integrations
Partner with Netflix's internal technical teams including existing infrastructure engineering, Infosec, IT, and vendor management to align goals, plan and establish that infrastructure, via either repurposing, negotiating features, or building/buying or new systems.
Identify and mitigate technical risks, balancing Netflix company requirements and preferences with advocating for game developer needs.
Be a single point of contact for Netflix technical administration to build and maintain a “Paved Road” for studio-wide services such as build pipelines, deployment, software licensing, source control repositories, and cloud service infrastructure configuration; providing guidance for non-standard requirements
If necessitated by scope, build a team to implement and service teams.
7+ years TechOps or DevOps experience in the game industry, focused on streamlining developer workflow tools and efficiency, especially around CI/CD and server provisioning or environment management
Minimum 2 -3 years experience in a technical service provider role (preferably at a game company), supporting live service games with continuous client and OTA deployments
3+ years experience provisioning or managing AWS workloads
Proficiency in security matters for games, experience defining and managing pentests for software applications
Ability to identify risks early and often and suggest mitigation strategies that are thought through and consider multiple paths to a solution
Exceptional communication and partner management skills
B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent-masters preferred
Passion for video games
Areas of Ownership
In partnership with first-party game dev teams, provide dependable solutions that allow internal teams to focus on game development and not development infrastructure – especially as it relates to CI/CD strategy
Creating a coherent TechOps/DevOps strategy that balances highly variant game team needs with existent Netflix streaming solutions and/or Netflix Game Studio centralized solutions, consolidating only when valuable
Driving and influencing clear business strategies around when to (and when to not) move workloads to or from AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.
Relationship management with the Netflix Streaming engineering teams and influencing for these topics, including infra, tooling, and security
Managing/Coordinating AWS Account setup for game team dev and game service production environments
Automated device testing pipelines
Shared Perforce management & licenses
Main POC for AWS partners on TechOps/DevOps topics
LA preferred/Remote OK
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The overall market range for roles in this area of Netflix is typically $100,000 - $500,000.
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