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Contract Linux Information Systems Engineer

San Mateo, CA

Sony PlayStation in San Mateo is looking for a seriously hardworking computer nerd to help support PlayStation Studios (PSS) & Future Technology Group (FTG). Our ideal applicant needs to love gaming, building custom solutions and helping your coworkers hurdle seemingly difficult IT obstacles so PlayStation can continue to be the best place to play. It’s not an easy job, you’ll be constantly challenged and be expected to solve some unique problems. If you’re looking to gain some IT XP, join our team to level up!

As a member of the our IT team, you will be responsible for operating and contributing to the improvement of sophisticated systems engineering needs in a fast paced, challenging environment. The role will entail operational and project-based work across global PSS & FTG departments, as well as business units in SIE and Sony operating companies.

The applicant will primarily work in person at the San Mateo campus. There is some flexibility to work from home depending on workload and health department guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Core Responsibilities:

  • With guidance, contribute to the support, design and improvement of data center and end user Windows / Linux computing platforms
  • Actively participate in engineering efforts that help streamline user experiences and efficiency
  • Support ML/AI compute cluster environments and local/S3 storage systems
  • Leverage systems tools to identify and mitigate anomalies
  • Analyze application and systems data to improve sub-optimal behaviors
  • Use automation tools and processes to proactively supervise the health of production systems and respond to events
  • Participate in developing policies, procedures and technical reports associated with operating and maintaining infrastructures
  • Respond to requests and incidents via chat, email, tickets, phone
  • Collaborate with peers in the implementation of new topologies and services
  • Collaborate with our Information Security team on multi-functional initiatives and vital investigations

Required Skills:

  • Four + years of dynamic experience supporting enterprise environments including cloud
  • Intermediate understanding of datacenter, cloud and live production standard methodologies and experience working in live high availability internal customer facing production environments
  • Ability to participate in medium complexity projects with multiple team members and collaborators
  • Author and maintain documentation of systems and processes

Desirable Experience:

  • Proficient with modern systems OS platforms (Linux, Windows, etc.)
  • Proficient with code languages and automation tools (Salt, Landscape, Bright Cluster Manager, Python, etc.)
  • Proficient with Windows systems deployment and support.
  • Proficient with VMware vSphere clusters, networking and storage
  • Experience with light DevOps workloads including management of Ubuntu, Kubernetes, Docker, web applications, filesystems, AWS, S3, etc.
  • Experience with Ubuntu desktop management including vulnerability remediation
  • Experience with Active directory domain administration
  • Experience in leading technical deployment aspects of a digital and hybrid\remote workplace transformation
  • Experience working with global teams
  • Experience working with ServiceNow and Jira ticket systems
  • Experience with networking principles as they relate systems and code
  • Genuine interest in computer technology and willingness 

This is an hourly non-exempt role

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Please note that the individual base pay range may vary based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for benefit offerings that include medical, dental, and vision. Click here to learn more.
The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below, this is an hourly rate.
$47$70 USD

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