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Senior Systems Administrator

Intrepid Studios
San Diego, CA
  • Posted: January 25, 2023
  • Full-Time

Intrepid Studios is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team of talented developers! If you are a self-driven and passionate developer, looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!


  • Ensure proper daily operations of the Linux and Windows systems such as Jira, Confluence and internally developed tools
  • Install, maintain and upgrade Linux and Windows server hardware and software
  • Monitor system events to ensure health, maximum system availability and service quality
  • Mitigate systems risks, backing up systems, resolving outages, and ensuring data integrity.
  • Advanced troubleshooting of emergency situations on the network, develop detailed solutions to complex systematic problems
  • Perform system & application patching and upgrade of equipment firmware
  • Maintain documentation regarding configurations, operations and troubleshooting procedures
  • Participate in the definition of standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics as directed
  • Assist in evaluating new requirements, technical design and standards
  • Answer user's query and service requests

  • 10+ years of experience within the IT field
  • Skills in developing techniques and methodologies to resolve unprecedented problems or situations.
  • Must be a self-starter that requires only limited supervision/guidance
  • Must be able to maintain honesty, integrity and confidentiality at all times.
  • Team player with exceptional communication skills that can collaborate closely with other studio development teams.
  • Comfortable working effectively in a fast-paced changing environment with the ability to multitask and prioritize appropriately while providing a high quality level of support
  • Expertise in Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Excellent knowledge of scripting languages (Bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of internet technologies and concepts such as DNS, routing protocols, TCP and UDP and higher-level protocols such as HTTP, SMTP and FTP are important
  • General knowledge of network equipment, routers and switches, and Cisco / Brocade FC switch
  • Must have knowledge of, and comfort working within the following;
    • SAN, NAS
    • Automated deployment (Create/Deploy) including scripting using Chef/Ansible/Jenkins/Ant.
    • MYSQL (Percona or other) and PostgreSQL/EnterpriseDB, web network configuration (Apache/Nginx)
    • Java applications (EX : Jira/Confluence) for network configuration
    • Development cycle software (EX : Perforce, Jenkins, Visual Studio 2015+)
    • Monitoring Systems (EX : Newrelic)
    • Knowledge of CFEngine

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing

Interview Overview:

Below you'll find an outline of the interview plan for this role. Please note that while this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.
  • 30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team
  • 30 min interview with the hiring manager
  • Test
  • Panel interviews with several members of the hiring team
  • Final interview with the executive team
  • References calls & a background check

The Legal Bits:

We offer competitive pay based on market standards plus a significant annual bonus structure. The base salary for this role is between $80,000 - $120,000, depending on skills and experience. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall throughout the range based on these factors.

We deliberately encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, to apply for positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to a fair and consistent interview process and employer experience.

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We've set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We've brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Intrepid Studios


San Diego, CA
92199 USA



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