Senior Software Engineer - Operations

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


As a Senior Software Engineer on the Live Operations Team, you’ll focus on helping us level up how Software Engineering is completed, as well as further automate long-standing processes and improve data usage methods, for the Live Operations group and studios within the ZeniMax organization. You will work closely with decision making systems and data that directly impact various teams and studios throughout the organization. This role is critical in helping to provide objective analytics and improving systems and tools which assist in the identification and remediation of issues for ZeniMax.


  • Build systems and tools to help solve business needs
  • Coordinate with consumers of our systems and tools to help improve their experience and minimize pain points
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation
  • Mentorship of more junior Engineers on the team
  • Participate in an on-call rotation
  • Resolve complex system integration challenges while working with other members on the team and other teams
  • Share knowledge and learnings with both fellow and aspiring Software Engineers
  • Ship high-quality, well-tested, secure, and maintainable code
  • Take part in design discussions about new features and ensure that they integrate seamlessly with other pieces


  • 8+ years’ software development experience on all phases of a development cycle
  • BS/MS/PHD degree in Computer Science or related technical experience
  • Experience using cloud computing technologies including AWS and/or Azure
  • Experience building web service and restful designs, serverless and event driven design are a plus
  • Fluent in automating workflows and writing modular object-oriented tools using Python
  • Previous administration and use of relational databases and big data systems
  • Strong understanding of algorithms, data structures, asynchronous and multi-threaded architecture, space and time complexity, etc.

Preferred Skills

  • CI/CD Pipelines
  • Database administration
  • Experience using Lean-Agile methodologies, feature-driven development, or test-driven development
  • Technical writing

Salary Range

Senior Software Engineer (Operations) - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $100,000 - $215,000 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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