Lead Dev Ops Engineer

Engineering San Francisco, California

Dino Hunter


Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as COOKING DASH, DEER HUNTER, RACING RIVALS, TAP SPORTS BASEBALL and TAP SPORTS FOOTBALL, and branded IP games including KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD, TERMINATOR GENYSIS: REVOLUTION, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION on theApp Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia, China and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling financial district of San Francisco. To learn more, follow this link: http://www.glu.com/

Role Overview

Glu Mobile is looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to join our San Francisco studio! You will establish a results-driven culture, collaborate and motivate the engineering team to support the next generation of games at Glu.


  • Oversight of server environments, from dev through production
  • Ensure appropriate redundancy and fall backs in all server environments
  • Communicate with engineering, production and QA in coordinating systems engineering work
  • Work closely with developers to drive live title processes and practices
  • Demonstrate a pragmatic approach to engineering scope and consistent bias to action
  • Drive planning efforts around all aspects of systems engineering
  • Help drive continual improvements to our engineering standards, practices, and tools
  • Ensure an appropriate balance between developer agility and production stability
  • Be a good team member
  • Ultimate accountability for the health and uptime of production environments 


  • Demonstrable experience leading a team of DevOps engineers
  • Deep understanding of DevOps
  • Expert knowledge of Linux
  • Professional experience maintaining large production setup in live environments
  • Broad experience with Amazon AWS technologies especially with AWS VPC, CloudFormation, Autoscaling, and AMIs
  • Exposure to Java/python/Boto/Fabric/Ansible exposure required.
  • Knowledge of deployment orchestration frameworks Terraform, Puppet, Ansible
  • High level of familiarity with Java/J2EE ecosystems
  • Experience managing DNS and LDAP
  • Strong network configuration knowledge and skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • A healthy capacity to take and set direction and accept and provide criticism

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Java/J2EE engineering practices and frameworks
  • Experience with load testing practices, tools, and technology
  • High degree of competency with subnetting, VPNs, and DHCP
  • Having successfully shipped mobile free-to-play titles.
  • A passion for gaming in general and mobile games in particular

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be. Glu is always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team. We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done. At Glu, you’ll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment, and opportunity for advancement. If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be a part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you!