ABOUT THE POSITION
WHO WE ARE:
Take-Two Interactive is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and Zynga. Our products are currently designed for console gaming systems, PC, and Mobile, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO.
While our offices (physical and virtual) are casual and inviting, we are deeply committed to our core tenets of creativity, innovation and efficiency, and individual and team development opportunities. Our industry and business are continually evolving and fast-paced, providing numerous opportunities to learn and hone your skills. We work hard, but we also like to have fun, and believe that we provide a great place to come to work each day to pursue your passions.
The Systems Engineering team crafts, builds, deploys and maintains a wide variety of IT infrastructure using the latest standards and technologies.
We are actively looking for a Senior Systems Engineering Manager, to be based in London, with a broad range of systems infrastructure related and general purpose programming skills. The ideal candidate will build and maintain strategic partnerships with business leaders and our studios, possess a strong sense of ownership, deep knowledge of a variety of technologies, and broad problem-solving experience.
Candidates are expected to be aware of industry changes and plan to stay ahead of industry advancements to allow them to help guide the use and implementation of technology standards at Take-Two.
WHAT YOU’LL TAKE ON
Define and execute the IT vision and strategy at Take-Two with an emphasis on code and automation.
Work on our Global Systems Engineering team, collaborating with other region Systems Engineering managers, leading and mentoring our EMEA IT Engineering team and being the primary face of Systems Engineering for the EMEA region.
Promote cross-region collaboration on projects and engineering efforts, as well as assist to drive communication and unity between region separated teams.
Drive results with clearly defined priorities, effective resource allocation, roadmaps, project plans and execution frameworks.
Manage the IT hardware and software asset lifecycle. Upgrade systems, invest in new technologies and gauge supply/demand to maintain operational efficiency.
Develop and implement standards, policies and processes for: on call support, change/incident management, service delivery, system architecture, security, disaster recovery and purchasing.
WHAT YOU BRING
Experience leading IT or software development teams
Project management experience as engineer or manager
Experience leading on premise infrastructure teams (virtualised environments, operating system management)
Practical networking experience (4 layer model, TCP/IP)
Leadership experience focused on automation and scripting (infrastructure as code)
Experience with software development principles, including version control systems, Agile development methodologies, and automated CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Perforce, Jenkins, Git)
Experience leading cloud teams (AWS, GCP, Azure)
Leadership experience with identity and access management systems (AD, Okta)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences
GREAT TO HAVE:
Software development or DevOps background (coding/scripting mentorship)
Experience running containerised environments (e.g., Kubernetes)
Gaming or media production experience (build farms, Perforce)
What We Offer You:
Great Company Culture. We pride ourselves as being one of the most creative and innovative places to work, creativity, innovation, efficiency, diversity and philanthropy are among the core tenets of our organization and are integral drivers of our continued success.
Growth: As a global entertainment company, we pride ourselves on creating environments where employees are encouraged to be themselves, inquisitive, collaborative and to grow within and around the company.
Work Hard, Play Hard. Our employees’ bond, blow-off steam, and flex some creative muscles – through corporate boot camp classes, our onsite Gym, company parties, our Office bar, game release events, monthly socials, and team challenges.
Benefits. Benefits include, but are not limited to Private healthcare, Private dental, A double matching pension policy where the employer will double match up to a 4% contribution from the employee, Employee stock purchase scheme with a 15% discount, Eye tests and vouchers towards glasses, Cycle to work scheme, Flu vouchers, Annual health, 4X death in service insurance, Income protection (66% salary), Workplace Savings, 26 days holiday, Enhanced Family friendly policies + other great perks and great office facilities!
Perks. Fitness reimbursement up to £50 per month, an onsite Gym, an Office bar, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries, a dog friendly workplace and the ability to earn £350+ per year for taking care of yourself and more!
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“T2”) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, which means we are committed to creating and celebrating diverse thoughts, cultures, and backgrounds throughout our organization. Employment at T2 is based on substantive ability, objective qualifications, and work ethic – not an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses, reproductive health decision, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.