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Ubisoft

On-Premise Cloud Infrastructure Architect

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Ubisoft
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Halifax, NS

Company Description

Ubisoft Halifax began its journey with Ubisoft in 2015 and has since grown to over 70 employees with a focus on diversity and expertise, and a taste for experimentation.β€―β€― The studio is Ubisoft’s first Canadian studio to specialize in mobile free-to-play games, mixing Ubisoft’s expertise on major franchises with an approach to wider casual audiences.β€―

Ubisoft Halifax is also a solid co-dev studio inside of the Ubisoft ecosystem, participating in many of the most exciting future mobile projects in the company; as well as working on exciting unannounced projects of its own. The studio takes part in many local initiatives to grow the community of game developers in Atlantic Canada, and make the industry more inclusive and diverse.

Job Description

Joining our growing internal cloud hosting team, you’ll be an On-Premise Cloud infrastructure architect using you set of skills to help evolve and grow our internal Cloud hosting stack to provide improved features and performance in Cloud regions deployed in our datacenters across the globe. Furthermore, you’ll act as a driver of innovation within the organization who will be helping introduce radical new technologies, develop a technical vision and design components that adhere to that vision.

The architecture team’s guiding principle is to innovate and create a high-performance computing environment for internal hosting at Ubisoft. Our internal cloud hosting infrastructure is heavily leveraged by Ubisoft teams and challenges are numerous. You would get to apply your knowledge of leading open-source hosting and networking technologies in an agile team environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Do R&D work to introduce new features, increase scaleability, resilience and improve performance of the platform; Some examples include using cutting-edge technologies like NVMeOF or smartNICs for hardware offload of overlay networking;
  • Act as a mentor & guide to other team members, foster creativity, mutual respect, positive energy and open communication;
  • Collaborate with internal game production partners to design and test the platform;
  • Help define SLOs and SLIs following Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles to further enhance the reliability of the platform;
  • Be a leader and take a hands-on approach to problem solving; We are looking for doers, not ivory tower architects;
  • Work with internal partners and external vendors to provide input to the hardware procurement process;
  • Work with internal partners from the network, hardware and storage teams to develop high performance solutions;
  • Help build automation into the platform from day one as new features are rolled out;
  • Foster good documentation through Architecture Decision Records (ADRs), diagrams and other documents.

Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of the Linux kernel host networking, storage, container and virtualization technologies with a focus on performance;
  • Working knowledge of advanced networking or overlay network technologies on the host such as DPDK, SRIOV, OpenvSwitch or similar;
  • Working knowledge to write and maintain scripts in Python, Go or other common languages used for automation tasks;
  • Experience working in large scale environments & distributed systems with 300+ servers;
  • Be curious and do not be afraid to ask questions and propose new ways of doing things that may be radically different from what is done today;
  • Effectively understand and analyze both technical and business risks and impact by using a data driven approach via metrics and other tooling; Effectively communicate those risks to stakeholders so that they can make informed decisions;
  • Command of English both written and verbally.

Additional Information

Just a heads up: If you require a work permit, your eligibility may depend on your education and years of relevant work experience, as required by the government.

Skills

and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences.