Senior Reliability Engineer
Irvine , California
November 22, 2016
The Overwatch team is looking for a senior reliability engineer to support live events. The ideal candidate is passionate about Overwatch and / or esports, and ready to work with several teams to support and refine our live event process. Day-to-day activities will include gathering details about upcoming tournaments, working with our quality assurance team to get a perfect build, and traveling to the event location to work with the events team. Mastery of Linux, in depth networking knowledge and a heavily process oriented approach are the keys to success for this role.

  • Review, build, and deploy our product to live and non-live environments.
  • Own, maintain, and grow a production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly stable.
  • Respond to emergent service problems by debugging systems and services.
  • Coordinate the efforts of internal and external parties to resolve live issues including determination and documentation of root cause.
  • Drive SLAs, both for our services and services we depend on from other teams.
  • Look for opportunities to improve and document our reliability processes.
  • Provide training and mentoring for reliability engineers.
  • Create tools / toolkits for other engineers to help improve service reliability.
  • Liaise with embedded and external teams, create relationships, share knowledge, and drive our initiatives forward.
  • Diagnose networking, database and OS related problems.
  • Share in off-hour / on-call duties.

  • A minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience, including with Linux systems and tools
  • Fluency in C / C , expert in reviewing code and using debugging tools
  • Hands-on experience in analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Curiosity and tenacity to fully diagnose why something went wrong
  • Exceptional deductive reasoning skills
  • Familiar with OS, networking and server design concepts
  • Experience working with Hybrid and public cloud APIs / tech
  • Familiar with an administrative language, such as Python
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Willing and able to travel to support live events

  • A degree in computer science, or a related field
  • Experience working with distributed systems
  • Networking experience (knowledge of low-level protocols and high-level protocols)
  • Knowledge of DevOps practices and principles
  • Aptitude to learn new domains quickly
  • A passion for video games, esports, and technology

A little about us:
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer/publisher of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

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