ROBLOX: Web Operations Engineer – ROBLOX – Leading Online Game Developer

Posted by | January 23, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: San Mateo, CA

URL: www.ROBLOX.com

ROBLOX is one of the top ranked kids gaming sites on the
Internet, with over 4 million unique monthly users spending 20+ minutes per
session! We are a massively multi-player online game that uses physics to
simulate the real world. Everything in ROBLOX is user created, which makes us
unique among leading online and social gaming sites. At ROBLOX we find the
brightest, most talented people in the industry and create positions around
them. We are backed by two of the best VC’s you could find, Altos Ventures and
First Round Capital. Our business model is proven and we are generating growing
cash flow from subscriptions, virtual currency, ROBLOX cards (Gamestop, etc.),
and advertising.
As Web Operations Engineer, join a tight-knit and highly efficient team
responsible for growing the ROBLOX gaming infrastructure. You will use a mix of
automation tools, performance monitors, and scaling models to manage a wide set
of technologies, including web servers, database servers, a services farm,
multiple memcached farms, cloud services, CDN’s, and the ROBLOX game cloud. You
will work with multiple operating systems, and with both traditional and
emerging technologies. You will stamp out all inconsistent “special case”
configurations with extreme prejudice. We are currently responding to 32,000
requests per second and have our scaling sights set on 2X, 5X, and 10X.
Responsibilities:
• Help manage the provisioning and maintenance of all servers
• Improve and grow our automation tools to reduce provisioning times and errors
• Manage the replication of our site (application + data) to multiple test and
recovery sites
• Automate application deployment and validation to production and test sites
• Respond to site emergencies with other team members
• Be available to weekend on-call shifts, distributed among team members
Requirements:
• BS in Computer Science or related field
• 3 or more years professional experience in web operations or IT
• Absolute dedication to reproducible, consistent configuration – you hate
“special cases”
• Professional experience administering Windows Server, ASP.NET, .NET services,
SQL
• Experience with networking equipment, including firewalls, load balancers,
and switches
• Experience with PowerShell or similar server scripting language
• Experience with Linux and/or memcached administration a plus
• Knowledge of networking principles/protocols, including TCP/IP, UDP, DNS,
HTTP, SSL
• Familiarity with equipment monitoring applications, such as Nagios,
SiteScope, or splunk
• System debugging and problem solving expertise
Additional reasons to work at ROBLOX include:
* Fun and Creative freedom. Your creativity will be rewarded with fast release
cycles and adoring praise from our users.
* Cutting Edge Technology. Our platform is a distributed physics environment
running in a custom game cloud, integrated with a highly scalable web site. We
are currently responding to 32,000 requests per second and have our scaling
sights set on 2X, 5X, and 10X.
* Location. Our San Mateo office is perfect for travel to and from San
Francisco and Silicon Valley via car or Caltrain.

Check us out at www.ROBLOX.com. H-1B friendly. 

To apply: Please send resumes to jobs@roblox.com

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