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Senior Systems Engineer-Contract-Gaming-Austin, Tx

What you will do:

●       Provides effective solutions to the most difficult operations engineering problem

●       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
The next great Senior Systems Engineer needs:

●       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 Rate-$60-66/hr. DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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Front-end Software Engineer-Gaming Industry-Contract-Can sit in Seattle or Austin

 

A Contract Software Engineer for our Technical Operations team will need the agility to operate in this ever-changing ecosystem. This position will be responsible for driving and implementing long term design and technology choices that will be the cornerstone of tools and services that will make up the future of operations and automation processes. These tools and services will underpin modern video game services such as matchmaking, marketplace, and social features to anti-cheat detection, leader boards, and server-side physics calculations.

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.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 5+ year relevant work experience.
  • Experience with UI / UX design and development (Responsive and Mobile design).
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with authentication and authorization methods.
  • Experience with RESTful Services and APIs.
  • Strong technical and practical understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Solid understanding of frontend build tools such as Webpack, Rollup, Grunt, Gulp, Browserify, and npm scripts.
  • Experience with public cloud systems – Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Azure.
  • Proficiency with CSS processors such as PostCSS, Sass, or Less
  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, Vue.js, React, AngularJS and Polymer.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frontend testing tools and methodology
  • Experience with server-side development using nodeJS, Golang, Ruby or Python
  • Experience using Git and related tools like GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket etc
  • Experience with frontend performance topics / rendering internals
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum project environment
  • Experience working with a geographically dispersed team
  • Experience delivering system-level technical design and documentation

A Plus:

  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience working in frameworks such as Serverless, Play, Symfony, Rails, Express or Django.
  • Experience integrating ticketing and alerting systems (Service Now, Jira, PagerDuty, etc.)

Contract up to 1 year in duration

Location: Seattle, Wa or Austin, Tx

Pay-$75/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Software Engineer-Backend-Gaming Industry-Seattle or Austin-Long-term Contract

The world of infrastructure and operations is changing at a rapid pace, e.g. cloud computing, hybrid cloud, software define networks (SDN), virtualization services, etc. and we are moving to meet and leverage these new changes to our full advantage. Our environment is highly distributed and dynamic. It services millions of players every day, worldwide.

A Contract Software Engineer for our Technical Operations team will need the agility to operate in this ever-changing ecosystem. This position will be responsible for driving and implementing long term design and technology choices that will be the cornerstone of tools and services that will make up the future of operations and automation processes. These tools and services will underpin modern video game services such as matchmaking, marketplace, and social features to anti-cheat detection, leader boards, and server-side physics calculations.

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.

Required Skills:        

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 5+ year relevant work experience.
  • Experience with event driven architecture using Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with serverless computing (Serverless Framework).
  • Experience with user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Experience with implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests.
  • Proficient with a back-end programming language (Python, Golang, NodeJS).
  • Understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Experience building REST APIs and services, knowledge of technologies such as Swagger and gRPC.
  • Experience using Git and related tools like GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket etc.
  • Experience with data modelling and SQL, specifically MySQL.
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment pipelines.
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum project environment.
  • Experience working with a geographically dispersed team.

A Plus:

  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with event pipelines (Kafka/Kinesis)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Experience with non-relational databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB).
  • Experience integrating ticketing and alerting systems (Service Now, Jira, Datdog, PagerDuty, etc.)

Duration: up to 1 year

Pay: 75/hr.

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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