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Senior Systems Engineer - Automation Job

Job Function Technology

Type Regular

Location WA - Renton

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Senior Systems Engineer - Automation

Location: WA - Renton
Employment Type: Regular
ID: 11648
Job Category: WOTC - Technology


Bring Your Brain…..
We’ll Supply the Dragons!!!

Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and the world's largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering® Trading Card Game and Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Games has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Systems Engineer - Automation to join our Infrastructure Engineering & Operations team.

We offer competitive salaries, a great benefits package, and the excitement of working in a creative organization. But the best part of working here is that we think creating products that bring hours of enjoyment to millions around the globe is an inherently cool way to earn a living.


The Senior Systems Engineer's role is to analyze, design, implement and validate strategies for both on-prem and cloud-based infrastructure services while ensuring high availability on both production and pre-production systems for Wizards’ online games. The Senior Systems Engineer will participate as part of a product development team to design and deliver new products and services. The Senior Systems Engineer will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.


• Research, design and develop automation method to support the platform provisioning, maintenance and operations of large-scale products and services.
• Designs and develops high-performance and highly available groups of servers for resource-intensive network applications in cloud-based infrastructure.
• Assist in-house product teams with regularly scheduled product builds and deployments and hotfixes as needed.
• Collaborate with offsite and offshore engineering resources to knowledge share and provide incident/request assistance as necessary.
• Works closely with technical staff to solve operational issues with our services, tools and infrastructure.
• Plans and implements system security configuration, to include access control, host and client access, file permissions, and user accounts.
• Collaborate with solution architecture to devise infrastructure solutions most suitable to meet system requirements.
• Develops best practices, operational procedures and design documentation.
• Plans and coordinates system utilization, and performs growth analysis and capacity planning.
• Reviews current systems and makes technical/process recommendations for improving efficiency.
• Maintains understanding of emerging architecture concepts and methods and associated technology trends.
• 7x24 On-call responsibility.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Who Are the Other Wizards, Teams and Partners You Will Work With?

• Principal Virtualization Engineer
• Principal Storage Engineer
• Network Engineers
• Systems Engineers
• Build Engineers
• Quality Assurance/Quality Engineering
• Software Engineer
• Operations Teams


Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:

• Must have 3+ years working with mission-critical, high transaction volume consumer facing systems
• Must have experiences with automated infrastructure service provisioning and deployment on cloud services such as Azure and AWS
• Must have extensive experiences working with a large heterogeneous Windows and Linux environment
• Must have scripting experiences with one or more of PowerShell, Ruby, and Python.
• Must have 2+ years of SDET or equivalent experience
• Must have experiences automating IT workflows or runbooks
• Experience with .NET, AJAX and MS SQL server technologies
• Experience using UI automation tools such as Selenium or Keynote
• Experience designing and implementing tailored infrastructure solutions for software development studios
• Experience in architecting and implementing configuration management, application and patch management, monitoring and alerting, capacity monitoring.
• Experience with Business Continuity and Disaster Recover design, planning and implementation.
• Extensive knowledge of datacenter infrastructure services including HTTP/S, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, SMTP.
• Extensive knowledge of windows services including active directories
• Familiar with Visual Studio, Git and Splunk
• Familiar with the ITIL framework and software development methodology such as Agile/Scrum
• Familiar with concept of continuous delivery and integration.
• Familiar with puppet, chef and other configuration management tools

Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:

• Ability to communicate effectively across a spectrum of Business, Creative, and Technology personnel at all levels of the organization.
• Maintains current knowledge of marketplace and technology changes pertinent to server, storage and network virtualization and cloud computing.
• Excellent analytical problem solving skills with a methodical approach to problem resolution across large scale distributed platforms.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Ability to lead and mentor colleagues.
• Ability to work under continual deadline constraints.
• Ability to adapt to fluctuating team priorities and organizational directions.
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.

Education and Training:

• BA/BS degree desired or commensurate work experience.
• Cloud certifications from AWS or other major cloud providers desired.

Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level in Position:

• 6 Months

Physical Requirements:

• Office environment, able to work on computer or phone for long periods of time.

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position

Job Function: Technology

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Business Unit: Wizards of the Coast

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