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Sledgehammer Games

Expert DevOps Engineer

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Sledgehammer Games
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Foster City, CA

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Melbourne, Australia โ€“ weโ€™re the videogame development team behind Call of Dutyยฎ: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Dutyยฎ: Advanced Warfare and Call of Dutyยฎ: WWII. Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our talented employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker.

As we head into decade II of development, weโ€™re focused on constantly evolving, innovating and taking risks โ€“ which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With world-class audio, design, engineering and art teams, weโ€™ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and weโ€™re looking for talented game developers for our exciting next project.

Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.sledgehammergames.com or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what itโ€™s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles: https://youtu.be/12DUBszg-w4

Your Mission

As an Expert DevOps Engineer you will join the Engineering group of Sledgehammer Games. This role will directly support the overall Sledgehammer team by deploying, designing and administering our game build and testing environments. The candidate will also work with Activision Central Studios pipeline and datacenter deployments.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a comprehensive understanding of game development and game studio infrastructure. You must possess a unique blend of project management and business savvy; a passion for exceptional execution within a dynamic environment and the flexibility and focus to achieve results.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Push forward and manage initiatives to solve major pain points felt by the studio during this phase of distributed development
  • Review current state of each studio location and contribute awareness of possible improvements, best practices, etc with IT and Engineering
  • Robust upkeep of failsafe measures for distributed studio development
  • Alert systems and monitoring across studio locations

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Technical innovator/IT/Game Tech/ Engineering
  • Impeccable communication and relationship skills necessary to work with IT and Engineering leadership across Sledgehammer, Central, and partner studios
  • Robust understanding of Perforce architecture, best practices
  • Experience with DSC systems (puppet, ansible, salt, etc)
  • Linux and windows admin skills
  • Good scripting language skills
  • Database expertise (MySQL, etc.)
  • Experience building and deploying work environments in the cloud, AWS and others

Extra Points:

  • Successfully managed complex, cross functional projects
  • Experience with various virtualization technologies, manage and tune large VM farms
  • Experience installing/admin open source platforms and technologies
  • Experience installing/admin servers and storage solutions
  • Technical innovator in IT as it relates to Game Tech and Engineering in support of video game developers
  • Experience managing the interface between technology groups utilizing differing project management methodologies

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Dutyยฎ, World of Warcraftยฎ, Overwatchยฎ, Diabloยฎ, Candy Crushโ„ข and Bubble Witchโ„ข. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for โ€˜Every Worldโ€™ - weโ€™ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.