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Site Reliability Engineer, Database Platform

Activision Publishing, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Saint-Jerome, QC posted January 6, 2022.

Job Title: Site Reliability Engineer, Database Platform Requisition ID: R010839 Job Description: Who we are: Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios.

We run every part of the players’ online experience, from logging in to matchmaking to climbing the leaderboards, for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Crash Bandicoot and Skylanders.

The work we do together every day impacts almost half a billion players around the world.

We solve big company challenges with a small company feel.

We are technology-driven with a culture of openness.

This means collaborating to solve interesting challenges, enjoying the freedom to talk to anyone, and always feeling respected.

We take the work seriously; ourselves, not so much.

What we do: We are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer for our Database team, who are responsible for the standard database platform.

Demonware has thousands of database nodes, and we deal with the difficult challenge of making database management easier for our colleagues in Demonware.

We provide our technology to other internal teams in a self-service model to configure and deploy for their services & game titles.

You would be helping to evolve this model as we make more use of cloud technology (Kubernetes), and help minimize our customers’ operational overhead.

Your responsibilities: Maintain and evolve the gateway’s operational platform to improve our self-serve model Liaise with other teams who run Gateway tech, ensuring their requirements are met in a timely appropriate manner Drive the direction of our operational architecture, taking into account our dedication to maximum reliability for players and internal customers alike Ensure all components are highly scalable and maintainable Own the features, components and tooling being built Partner with other engineers to troubleshoot problems with our gateway technology and its operational platform, and provide an excellent customer experience Provide mentorship on best practices for backend operations and integration About you: Relevant work experience, including in a high-volume or critical production service environment Experience working at scale
– thousands of servers running a high-volume or critical production service environment Excellent problem solving and analytical skills Automation / scripting skills and a desire to automate all the things Comfortable with at least one scripting language, e.g.

Python or Ruby.

Solid understanding of fundamental technologies, e.g.

TCP/IP, Linux/Unix internals Experience with configuration management systems, e.g.

Puppet, Ansible, Terraform Demonstrable capacity for an investigative approach and keen to learn new technologies Ability to analyze requirements and make corresponding design decisions Demonstrated excellence in communicating within and across teams Ability to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision Bonus: Experience working with public cloud providers and cloud technologies Experience working with container orchestration e.g.

Kubernetes Experience in monitoring and metrics systems, e.g.

Nagios, Zabbix, Graphite, Cacti Experience with Erlang A background in Software Engineering Experience with game development or game engines What Demonware Offers: Relocation Support, generous paid vacation, pension and top-tier medical, dental and life insurance coverage for you and your dependents.