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ZeniMax Media

Infrastructure Architect

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ZeniMax Media
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Hunt Valley, MD

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for an exceptional infrastructure leader to be accountable for the architecture and implementation of the infrastructure supporting development, publishing, and operation of our online games. The successful candidate will work with Senior Leadership, Technical Directors and Engineers to help define and execute long term roadmaps and make strategic decisions on the technologies being used and the way they are being implemented. They will also be responsible for ensuring that our infrastructure is modern, secure, scalable, and sustainable.

This role will require that you work with a global team and partner cross-functionally to deliver global infrastructure services for Game Teams and other infrastructure functions. You will partner closely with Live Operations teams, Program/Product Management, Development teams, and with other partner organizations in the broader organization including Bethesda.net, the IT Infrastructure team, and Security.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for delivering value to internal and external customers including long term infrastructure roadmaps for all projects
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical business leaders on risks, roadmaps, and strategy
  • Embrace and build upon a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Champion and drive infrastructure transformations that provide scalable and sustainable value without major disruption to existing production pipelines or live services and provide the architecture necessary for implementors to deliver infrastructure meeting user requirements
  • Help select vendors and technologies, negotiate contracts, and grow and maintain internal and external partner relationships

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to build relationships and influence across the organization and adept at working in a global, large scale, cross functional, highly collaborative and high-performance environment; ability to interact and effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Strong, broad infrastructure domain knowledge; ability to translate business strategy into enabling infrastructure solutions
  • Deep experience with Cloud – Infrastructure as a Service, Container technologies, Container Package Management, Application Cloud Delivery Pipelines/Standardized Cloud Deployment and Serverless/PaaS public cloud services. Strong knowledge of public cloud ecosystems e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Security knowledge and experience implementing security solutions for infrastructure and developing systems and processes to ensure that infrastructure is compliant to Security standards and policies
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills that result in conclusive recommendations / decisions
  • Excellent change management skills and ability to drive transformation across a broad organization to build acceptance and alignment behind a significant change mission
  • Strategic planning and strategic leadership of infrastructure at a large scale for both internal and external customers
  • Familiarity with messaging (RMQ), virtualization (vmware), automation, databases (MySQL/MariaDB/NDBCluster/SQL), CI and deployment, CDN and delivery, cloud infrastructure and patterns, centralized logging and metrics, enterprise storage solutions

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do – from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.