Electronic Arts, Inc FIFA - System Administrator in Burnaby, British Columbia

We are EAAnd we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

Have you ever experienced the thrill of a last minute goal that carries your team to victory in front of millions of people? Working here is kinda like that!

EA Sports FIFA is the most popular and best-selling sports video game in the world, winning more than 150 awards the past three years and selling more than 100 million units lifetime-to-date. Year after year, FIFA Soccer delivers unmatched emotion, quality and authenticity to millions of fans of “the beautiful game.”

FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) is a live service with multiple platforms interfacing with our online services to make the mode a success. With success comes lots of users and hence performance and security are a great focus for us.

FIFA DevOps Systems Administrator

The FUT team is looking for a talented DevOps Systems Administrator to join our team. We’re looking for candidates with experience in both network and Unix/Linux administration, with high energy, dedication, and passion for technology.

The candidate should be able to partner with the Operations Development Director and Technical Lead to estimate and execute projects and deliver excellent results. He or she should have demonstrated ability to work effectively with large-scale systems and possess proven ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks. This position requires excellent troubleshooting skills, strong attention to detail, with strong focus on uptime and predictability. The successful candidate should be passionate building automation to reduce manual tasks. This role will also involve some on-call support duties.

Responsibilities:• Directly supports game server environments, from development to production.• Performs OS configuration and management.• Troubleshoots application, network, and server-level problems.• Designs and develops extensive scripting and productivity enhancing tools for automation of system administration tasks• Maintains documentation of systems configurations and procedures, including runbooks for live support.• Partners with Development and QA teams for implementation of new game features; partners with other operations teams, IT, and external hosting providers to implement and maintain secure and scalable infrastructure.• Mentors other operations team members and provide training/leadership when appropriate.

Technical Requirements:• Bachelor Degree in Computer Science• Minimum 4 years relevant experience in Linux/Unix Systems administration (especially CentOS/RedHat), including design, implementation, ongoing administration, and support of critical systems• Demonstrated experience of common scripting languages (Perl, Shell, Python, PHP, the more the better)• Hands-on experience working with various network technologies – NLB, VPN, Firewall, Ethernet Switches & Routers, Sniffers, TCP/IP, Network Subnetting, VLANs, etc• Demonstrated expertise in OS security fundamentals for publicly accessible Linux servers• Experience with LDAP, DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, NAS.• Experience with automation systems such as BuildForge, Jenkins• Working knowledge of SQL database services (Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server)• Strong communication skills, to partner with people and problem solve to reach common goals.

Good to have:• Experience with Java JDK configurations for highly scalable server systems.• Experience with Cloud based server deployments (EC2, OpenStack, etc)• Working knowledge of Confluence

We Thought You Might Also Want to Know:More about our location:http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/burnaby-eav

Contact me: Jesenka Duranovic, Recruiter,jduranovic@ea.com; @jesenka088