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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Devops Engineer
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Kabam | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Our team is looking for a DevOps Engineer.  This person will work closely with the Technical Director to help ensure maximum uptime for the servers on our live mobile game “This Means WAR!”.

Kabam Los Angeles is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. Our studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. We care about accessibility, depth, innovation, and production values… but most of all, we care about our community of players. We don’t just make games, we play and love them too, making player empathy a core value for all of us.

If you’re thinking about joining our close-knit team you should love games, be world-class at making them, and understand fundamentally that great business results come from great games and loyal players. At Kabam LA you’ll be working with some of the best developers in the world from hit games and franchises including Command & Conquer, Battle for Middle-earth, Empires and Allies, and Diablo.

Day to day:

  • Own the release process; identify and implement process improvements.
  • Manage the release process to minimize downtime, even during failure scenarios.
  • Maximize operational uptime for customer-facing services.
  • Optimize and harden code for production deployment.
  • Manage and configure monitoring; identify and debug performance bottlenecks.
  • Develop deploy scripts, monitoring and backup solutions.
  • Improve server scalability and reliability.
  • Work closely with team members in a collaborative, agile and small team environment.

Years Experience:
Minimum 3 years of release & deployment experience in a production environment

MUST Have Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a live-ops team
  • Familiarity with AWS
  • Well-versed in the TCP/IP network stack and associated debugging, profiling, security and optimization techniques on Linux (primarily Debian and RedHat derivatives)
  • Professional experience with software development and best practices
  • Experience with working in other people’s code and adhering to coding principles
  • Comfortable working in an agile and collaborative team
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Accurate time and schedule management
  • Self-motivated, proactive and engaged attitude towards the project
  • Ubuntu/CentOS/Linux familiarity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with mobile development
  • Experience maintaining production database deployments and handling frequent backups, preferably MongoDB and Redis
  • Full test cycle on a multi-platform mobile game
  • JavaScript and node.js proficiency
  • Familiarity with iOS and Android hardware
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Perforce
  • Enjoys playing strategy games on mobile platforms

Full Health, Dental, and Vision; 401k matching; $250 gym reimbursement; $1000 per year educational stipend; tons of snacks, drinks, etc.

We will assist with relocation for the right candidate.

About Kabam:
Kabam, Inc. (“Kabam”) creates, develops, and publishes games that are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. Valued at more than $1 billion, Kabam is the 6th fastest growing company overall in North America, according to Deloitte LLP. The company has been profitable since 2012. Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. Kabam has also created four titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. In 2014, Kabam had three titles rank in the Top 50 Grossing apps on iOS. Kabam has more than 850 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Brothers and others. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.


Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
**Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S**


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?