Senior IT Engineer

Information Technology Bellevue, Washington


Description

About ProbablyMonsters™ Studios
ProbablyMonsters Studios is a developer-led independent game company with the mission to unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional original games while thriving in stable and meaningful careers.
Our 3 studios are each developing an original game:
• Firewalk™ is working on a new multiplayer IP to be exclusively published by PlayStation
• Cauldron™ is developing a single-player, adventure-driven game
• Our RPG Team is creating a next-gen co-op RPG
We recently announced the largest Series A raise in gaming history at $250 million, which provides our teams with the resources and creative environment needed to foster stable, rewarding, and life-long careers. Our Monster mindset of people-first, our ethos of predictable excellence, and our purpose of inspiring a healthier industry has attracted 200+ likeminded professionals who unapologetically defend the sustainable home we have built together, a home free of storms that allows for focused creativity.

THE ROLE
We are looking for a Senior IT Engineer to architect and implement enterprise technology solutions for studio and data center operations.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You are respectful, trustworthy, open-minded, and approachable
  • You are a passionate mentor
  • You strive to build positive and collaborative relationships with other teams
  • You are well versed in technology trends in the industry and make a habit of staying current with leading class technologies
  • You have a broad set of skills across multiple technical disciplines that are necessary to troubleshoot and perform remediation on complex issues including: Networking, Information Security, System Administration, Data Management, etc
  • You excel at architecting, documenting and implementing secure reliable technology systems to be used by internal or external entities
  • You enjoy taking ownership over major IT projects and oversee them through to completion
  • You are familiar with a hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • You can troubleshoot complex technical issues and quickly isolate problems
  • You are comfortable communicating complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Work both independently and as a member of a team on complex IT projects
  • Own the lifecycle management of enterprise hardware (servers, storage, networking equipment, etc) in our datacenter and office sites
  • Forecast usage of datacenter compute, network, and storage to make recommendations on future growth
  • Mentor other IT Engineers, System Administrators, and Helpdesk staff by providing high quality technical documentation and hands on mentorship
  • Work with our external outsourcing partners to securely provide them with access to our development systems
  • Architect and implement highly available systems on prem and/or in cloud to serve the internal studio and business needs
  • Work closely with interdisciplinary teams to craft creative IT solutions for a wide variety of problem spaces
  • Work as an auxiliary team member of the Information Security team for incident response and mitigation
  • Ensure systems deployed are supportable at a production level by providing documentation and tooling for efficient operations

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in IT systems design and implementation preferably in a AAA game studio environment
  • Experience managing enterprise storage solutions, including both block and file level services
  • Experience administrating both production and non-production environments
  • Experience managing virtual machine infrastructure.

BONUS POINTS
  • You enjoy playing video games
  • Familiarity operating in mixed Windows, MacOS and Linux environments
  • Experience with gaming-related technology like streaming systems and development hardware
  • Familiarly with Server Clustering and other high availability technologies.
  • Experience working with virtual network topologies in both cloud and on prem VM architectures
  • Experience designing and implementing networking solutions with enterprise networking hardware
  • Familiarity with DevSecOps design philosophy
  • Familiarity with Service Meshes and Container orchestration using Kubernetes
  • Experience with Ansible or other Configuration Management solutions

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
  • A people-first culture founded on respect, trust, approachability, and accountability.
  • A stable home that values your potential, deeply cares about your work-life balance, and is committed to investing in your craft and long-term career.
  • Competitive benefits package including health and family benefits, employee assistance program, flexible and paid time off, financial benefits and professional and personal development.