Linux Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-TX-Austin | US-CA-San Diego | US-WA-Seattle | US-WI-Madison
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


The experienced Infrastructure Systems Engineer will work in a team environment that will help extend, automate, and monitor the infrastructure platform for The Elder Scrolls Online and future projects. 

You will help create and support a reliable, secure, scalable environment to provide the best gaming experience for our end users. You will also work closely with other engineering teams to better understand their software, enabling you to adapt the platform to their needs. 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 support our systems via an after-hours on-call rotation.

You should have a passion for producing quality deliverables in a timely manner. You will be working in a fast paced (Agile) environment, following a structured build and publishing process. The ideal candidate is a technology generalist who has a specialization in Linux (Red Hat and Ubuntu) and Configuration Management (Ansible and Chef), and can comfortably and confidently work with and learn from an experienced team.


  • Maintain and extend existing systems that are critical for ZOS to deliver its products
  • Determine business needs and evaluate existing network infrastructure and systems
  • Ensure that architectural changes are identified and discussed
  • Understand new technologies and requirements and their impact on the pipelines
  • Build and administer multiple Linux distributions across multiple data centers
  • Install operating systems, security patches, and bug fixes
  • Provide technical support and document server environment
  • Virtualize Linux servers and connect them to networks and clouds
  • Optimize operating system configurations to enable optimal VMware integration


  • 4+ years of systems engineering experience
  • B.S. (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Must possess experience in supporting mission critical live environments with:
    • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS and newer
    • RedHat 7.0 and newer (and derivatives)  
    • VMware ESXi 6.5 and newer
    • System and application logging – rsyslog, syslog-ng, splunk, etc.
    • Package management, local and distributed
    • Configuration management – Chef, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience automating system tasks and monitoring infrastructure deployment using a scripting language (python, ruby, bash, PowerShell)
  • Must have prior experience in a 24/7 on call rotation supporting business critical applications or systems
  • Extensive focus on operational excellence, demonstrate ownership on day-to-day operational issues while participating in project work
  • Ownership of the creation and maintenance of architectural and operational procedural documentation
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude
  • Great organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Skills

  • RedHat RHCSE or equivalent production experience
  • VMware VCP and/or VCAP or equivalent production experience
  • Experience with Nagios / Shinken / CheckMK administration
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell scripting
  • Experience with Cisco UCS compute and Nexus networking products
  • Experience with fiber channel and/or iSCSI storage networking backed by Pure Storage
  • 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)

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