Linux System Administrator

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 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!

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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)

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.