Linux System Administrator

IT Operations | Seattle, WA

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Since its founding in 2002, Big Fish has been the world’s largest producer and distributor of casual games, with titles which continuously land us at the top of app store charts. Today, we’re bounding into the mid-core space, exploring new and exciting forms of gameplay, and producing more fun than ever! Big Fish is home to six individual studios, each with its own unique style of game-play. Together, we’re united under a common goal: to produce and develop the very best in mobile gaming, and bring fun and entertainment to our millions of customers across the globe!


We're looking for an entry level Linux Systems Administrator who enjoys solving problems and building new things using a combination of creativity and technical rigor. You don't have to know everything (that's why you're on a team), but we do expect good judgement and a desire to learn. If you can help us out, get in touch!


  • Help manage a Linux-based e-commerce environment with over 2000 servers
  • Engage in hardware and software lifecycle management tasks
  • Monitor system performance and plan for future scaling
  • Participate in an on-call rotation


  • 2+ years of IT experience
  • 1 year of UNIX/Linux system administration experience
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to balance competing priorities
Nice-to-have experience:
  • Experience supporting highly available, customer-facing services in a 100+ server environment
  • Experience with Apache, Memcache, Tomcat, and other open source server software
  • Operational familiarity with configuration management systems such as CFEngine and Salt
  • Experience with server virtualization (Xen preferred)
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals
  • Experience configuring hardware load balancers (F5 preferred)


We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow, with just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office. Located in Lower Queen Anne, our corporate offices are conveniently located on the beautiful Puget Sound, just outside the hustle-and-bustle of Downtown. We’re a short walk from great Seattle attractions like Seattle Center, the Olympic Sculpture Garden, shops and restaurants at the pier, and a variety of food truck hot-spots.

Need commuting options? We’re right along multiple bus routes for the transit-takers, the Elliott Bay trail for cyclists, and have a secure on-site garage for two and four-wheeled commuters. Our facilities are built around work and play, with state of the art tools and software, and amenities that make work fun! Take a break in one of our game rooms, refresh yourself with a free snack or beverage, or get out for some fresh air on one of our waterside balconies.

On top of all this, we’ve got you covered with great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement options, transportation and fitness discounts, and great work-life balance!

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Be the next Big Fish in the Pond!