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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
9/20/2013
Job Category:
Information Services
Technical Operations / IT Intern
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Kabam | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

About the Role:

Kabam is looking for interns to join our Technology Operations and IT team. You must be finishing up their junior or senior year or enrolled in a graduate program and is capable and excited about finding creative, efficient and effective solutions as we deploy new games and technologies in new and expanding markets.

What you'll do

Team:

Kabam TechOps team plans, builds, operates and scales the infrastructure that supports 24x7 operation of our games. We're looking for individuals who are excited about Technology and eager to learn how games are built to scale. Our Infrastructure Team is responsible for owning and improving the corporate infrastructure within Kabam.

Day to Day:

You will be assigned a senior mentor who will get you up to speed quickly so that you can learn as much as possible and contribute to the success of the team. Kabam is an active environment where you will be treated as a team member and expected to contribute each day of your internship.

Support high availability online sites and learn what it takes to keep them running and maintainable.
Hardware deployments, networking, automation, monitoring, and performance tuning
Working with our developers to narrow down live issues
Work closely with our great game developers both to design maintainable, scalable solutions and support live operations.
Solve problems using advanced technologies and server scaling techniques
Maintain and deploy Windows systems, DNS, Active Directory, and other core infrastructure components in an enterprise environment

Program

During your internship you will participate in:

Orientation and Welcome Dinner
Fun intern outings such as bowling, Giants baseball game etc..
Personal Project (assigned by mentor)
Team building exercises

Career Progression:

Interns who excel have the opportunity to continue working part-time during their Senior year and or receive a full-time offer to join Kabam after graduation. The candidate who excels in this position will find a more integral role on the technology operations team. With consistent performance and drive to meet deadlines, you will see your completed projects enjoyed by millions of users.

Requirements:

Must be finishing junior or senior year in an undergraduate program or seeking Graduate degree.
Working towards Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Software Engineering, or related discipline.
Must be open to learning in a team environment and willing to take on responsibility for your own projects

You like the idea gaining valuable work experience with one of the top gaming companies in the world.
Basic understanding of Unix, Windows, Databases, Desktops, and other similar technology areas is a plus
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to provide reliable customer service.
Strong commitment to continuous learning
Good problem-solving skills

What you'll be learning:

Perl, PHP, MySQL, Linux, LDAP, Cisco, Ruby, Redis, Memcache, Apache, Mongodb, Java
Windows, Active Directory, VMware, DNS, Xen, Storage Area Network (SAN)
Maintenance and monitoring of highly available and scalable systems infrastructure

Benefits

Paid internship
Daily catered lunches
Free snacks, drinks, etc.
Access to onsite Ping-Pong, foosball, and tons of video games.

Relocation

Interns must be able to work in our San Francisco office. The intern is responsible for own relocation and housing.

Timeline

Interviews - November / December
Offers - February 2014
Start - June 2014
End - August 2014

About Kabam

Kabam is an interactive entertainment company that creates free-to-play games for social networks and other platforms. Our games are different from “mass market/casual games” that have dominated Facebook.  We design games that combine the best elements of traditional and social gaming to appeal to a growing audience of gamers looking for highly immersive social games.

Kabam games combine deep, immersive gameplay found in massively multiplayer online strategy and RPG games with the connectivity and interaction benefits of social networks. We believe games should be irresistibly fun to play, so we measure our success based on how often people return to our games and how long they play. The first in a wave of new social games, Kingdoms of Camelot®, Dragons of Atlantis™, Edgeworld™, The Godfather: Five Families, Glory of Rome™ and Global Warfare™, have been praised by the press and, more importantly, our players for their depth of play and social interaction.  In fact, Kingdoms of Camelot was recently voted Readers’ Choice Facebook Game of 2010 by IGN readers.

Our goal? We are working to achieve in social gaming what Blizzard has achieved in PC games. We know that’s a high bar to clear, but we’re up for it. Besides, why would anyone want to aim to be mediocre?