Lead DevOps Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-TX-Austin | US-WI-Madison
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Zenimax Online Studios is seeking a DevOps Engineer who can lead a team, work with others to build solutions and deliver value for its flagship AAA MMO game, The Elder Scrolls Online.  You will be responsible for ensuring that ZOS is able to reliably build and deploy new product versions, deliver new features to our customers, and introduce change into those systems in a safe way. Must be able to mentor the team and be able to support our systems via an on-call rotation.


The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, or Madison, WI. Will consider remote.


  • Maintain and extend existing systems that are critical for ZOS to deliver its products
  • Ensure that architectural changes are identified and discussed
  • Understand new technologies and requirements and their impact on the pipelines
  • Suggest and lobby for work on technical debt and non-functional improvements
  • Identify skill gaps and resources needs in order to deliver on objectives
  • Mentor team members and increase the amount of work that the team can deliver while maintaining quality


  • 5+ years of engineering experience
  • B.S. (or higher) in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Experience leading a team and driving the team towards established goals
  • Experience in languages such as Python, Bash, PowerShell scripting, etc.
  • Clear communicator and active listener

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with development/deployment pipelines
    • CI
    • Promotion and branching (Perforce, Git)
    • Build processes
    • Artifact management
    • Managing multiple client platforms (Xbox, Playstation, PC, ...)
    • Orchestration
    • Backend Deployment
    • Configuration management
    • Build and Asset Distribution
  • Linux System Administration
  • Experience with agile processes, knowledge of scrum and roles
    • Scrum Product Owner certification
  • High level understanding of infrastructure, networking and security principles
  • Cloud architecture experience (Azure, AWS)

Salary Range

Lead DevOps Engineer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $125,000 - $240,000 per year.


ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.


At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

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