Senior Linux System Engineer

IT Operations | Seattle, WA

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Seattle, Washington
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IT Operations

Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze.   Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device.  We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

We're looking for an experienced Linux System Engineer 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!

Key Responsibilities

  • Work on a project-focused team of other System Engineers
  • Help manage a Linux-based eCommerce environment with about 3000 servers
  • Collaborate with developers to architect and enhance production application deployments
  • Monitor system performance and plan for future scaling


  • 5-10 years or more of UNIX/Linux system administration experience
  • Experience supporting highly available, customer-facing services in a 100+ server environment
  • Operational automation skills using shell, Perl, or Python
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals
  • Experience with open source server software such as Apache, Memcache, or Kafka
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to balance competing priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Operational familiarity with configuration management systems such as CFEngine and Salt
  • Experience with server virtualization (Xen preferred)
  • Experience configuring hardware load balancers (F5 preferred)

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.