Sr. Systems Engineer- Contract- Austin, Tx- Gaming Giant!

The Contract Senior Systems Engineer works as part of a team responsible for the design of the system architecture, server infrastructure management, and advanced technical support. He/She also provides technical leadership required to effectively deliver high-quality, timely IT solutions and services that meet our business needs.

The role is a part of a high performing team in a fast-paced organization, requiring partner and business focus. As well as demonstrated skills tied to leadership, people, communication, analytics and adaptability.


●       Provides effective solutions to the most difficult operations engineering problems

●       Long term thinking with respect to major design and technology choices

●       Operate with complex reporting relationships to reconcile competing priorities and achieve business unit objectives

●       Communicates at an expert level via documentation and verbally with both peers and partners

●       Collaborates with architects across functions to help set architectural direction for delivering highly reliable, scalable, and operable solutions

●       Partners with development teams, DBAs and QA in a DevOps model of agile development process

●       Demonstrates entrepreneurial perspective in the ideation and implementation of products and services to accelerate growth

●       Transforms business ideas into implementable technology solutions, considering build, buy and partnering alternatives

●       Make decisions which may have a broad impact and influence the organizational direction

●       Rapidly adapt to new and changing situations to quickly solve problems and find new directions

●       Drives continuous improvement through change management procedures – designing, definition of roadmaps, standardization of processes and methodologies

●       Periodic rotational 24 hours on call support


●       Experience designing highly available solutions at scale with security and performance

●       Experience with automation and configuration management tools (Preferred: Chef and/or Puppet)

●       Experience with public cloud services and deployment (Preferred: AWS, GCP, or Azure experience)

●       Strong development experience in programming/scripting languages (Preferred: Go, Python, and/or Ruby)

●       Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and experience with source code management tools

●       Strong ability to troubleshoot complex issues ranging from system resources to application stack traces

●       Strong hands-on experience in building and maintaining infrastructure for micro services

●       Experience with Continuous Integration, continuous delivery/deployment tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, or similar

●       Strong knowledge of UNIX

●       Experience integrating Open Source tools and software

●       Experience with TCP/IP, routing, VLANS, AWS Direct Connect, VPN and other networking concepts

●       Experience with VMWare, Vagrant, Docker, or Rocket is a definite plus

●       Experience with monitoring tools like NewRelic, Zabbix, Nagios or similar

●       Excellent DNS, LDAP, syslog and network service experience

●       Ability to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in highly complex systems and drive performance optimizations

●       Working knowledge of enterprise storage technologies and protocols such as NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, Software Defined Storage, Object Storage

●       OBSESSIVE desire to automate and improve everything including process improvements, standardizing tools and technologies!

Pay up to $66/hr.

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