Dev Ops Engineer

Engineering Bellevue, Washington


Description

ABOUT FIREWALK™

At Firewalk, our mission is to spark incredible multiplayer experiences that inspire memorable moments. We’re building a world-class, next-generation game studio where people come first. For us, setting a high-quality bar, creating something extraordinary, and treating each other with trust and respect go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative team of amazing creators are crafting new worlds that ignite imagination and connection. Join us to deliver awesome gaming entertainment, rooted in strong gameplay and inspiring art that captures the joy of playing together.

We are currently working on an unannounced, original multiplayer game that is being published by our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment. We’re actively looking to add visionary creators who thrive in an environment where the “status quo” just won’t do and who genuinely want to be part of a collaborative, inclusive, and respectful team.

Firewalk is proud to be part of the ProbablyMonsters family of studios who recently raised $250 million to secure our future and our team with the benefits of a long-lasting career.

THE ROLE

The Firewalk Online Experience team is looking for a DevOps Engineer who is experienced in online services and wants to help set the path toward releasing a multiplayer-game that excites and entertains millions of online players. You will be responsible for developing tooling, processes and engineering features which are central to ensuring reliable and timely releases and advocating for insight and practices which will be necessary to meet the needs of a 24/7 operations team.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have experience in the DevOps role, with an understanding of release processes, scaling, security, operations tooling and measuring distributed system performance and stability.
  • You are familiar with the Linux operating system and common Linux daemons such as sshd, systemd, etc.
  • Experience with at least one operational scripting language (Bash, Python, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience with cloud services (Google Compute, AWS, Microsoft Azure) is a plus.
  • Experience with Linux system tracing tools (BPF, strace, tcpdump) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure-as-Code, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment systems is a plus.
  • You are capable of writing documentation which can be used by other DevOps, QA Engineers, or Developers.
  • You can effectively collaborate with other teams such as QA, third-party service providers and other partners.
  • You are interested in learning new technologies and practices in DevOps space.
  • You understand operations and network security technologies and practices, such as firewalls, routing rules, key rotations, defense-in-depth, etc.
  • You have a desire to achieve a high concurrency distributed system that protects the player’s experience.
  • You are comfortable promoting your ideas to the team and collaborating to iteratively improve them.

WHAT YOUR DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
  • Actively monitor and manage service deployments, checking performance metrics and service health.
  • Work with QA to ensure a smooth playtest and take feedback on their processes and requirements.
  • Meet with a partner team to discuss the operational impact of their feature.
  • Document requirements and processes for future development with a goal of standing up a DevOps team.
  • Participate in daily playtests to see how the game is playing and how your work affects the product.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • You have at least 3+ years' experience working in a DevOps environment.
  • You are comfortable working in a Linux/WSL development environment.

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.

ABOUT PROBABLYMONSTERS™ STUDIOS

ProbablyMonsters Studios is a developer-led independent game company. Our mission is to unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional original games. We have built a sustainable development process that is committed to providing our teams the resources and creative environment needed to foster stable, rewarding, and life-long careers.
While each of our studios has a unique identity built around the type of gamer experience they are creating, all of them are bonded by the core values of respect, trust, accountability, and approachability.