Senior Live Operations Systems Administrator
Bethesda Softworks is looking for a Senior Live Operations Systems Administrator that will have a high sense of urgency and passion for fighting fires! As the front line supporting the online gaming experience your mission will be to ensure the game is up, fast, and if there is a problem it gets resolved as soon as possible. You will be the center of all communications and key to the success of our products. The NOC will coordinate with several parties to ensure problems are avoided if possible or addressed quickly. This position will not only be focused on outages as there will be several opportunities to assist the engineering teams with projects. These opportunities are valuable in developing our NOC System Administrators and preparing them for their next position within the company. We see success in the NOC as a gateway to other opportunities in the company (network engineer, system engineer, DevOps, database, software development, etc.).
We expect the people we hire for this role will have the aptitude and aspirations to grow beyond their NOC role within 2 to 3 years. The successful candidate for this position will be capable of and motivated to learn on their own. This skill is essential to getting up to speed quickly and continuing to grow within the company. The ability to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with people of varying technical knowledge is essential. We operate in an extremely fast-paced environment so the ability to prioritize quickly and follow documented processes and procedures will be required. We are supporting multiple online services that need to be available 24/7 so schedule flexibility in this role will be needed to ensure our customers can always have access to a world-class gaming experience. At the end of the day, you will need to be confident in troubleshooting and supporting large Linux environments across the globe.
Several years of hands-on command line Linux experience will be necessary for this role. To be successful, you will also require intermediate networking and Linux troubleshooting skills. You should also have experience maintaining server class machines and associated infrastructure. Our goal is for the NOC to solve 80% of the incidents that occur without having to escalate to other supporting teams. To meet this goal, we are looking for individuals that can think on their feet and have a solid foundation of core technology to isolate and repair issues as they arise. Other responsibilities are as follows:
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