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DevOps / System Administrator
Gen Con LLC
Gen Con LLC produces Gen Con, the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America. The convention, which began in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI, attracts 70,000 attendees and 500 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees participate in over 19,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, roleplaying games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each August in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding hotels in Indianapolis, IN.
Gen Con is powered by a custom management system encompassing a website and mobile applications for IOS and Android. It is the primary interface for Gen Con's customers and partners, and includes functionality for e-commerce, event management, ticketing, search, content management, maps, forums, messaging, convention planning, and much more.
We are looking for a DevOps / SRE Expert and Systems Administrator to manage Gen Con's systems and processes in the following ways:
Collaborate with the Development Team to design, build, and maintain systems and processes to support development and operation of Gen Con systems, including website and mobile applications
Manage systems and services for CI / CD, containerization, orchestration, monitoring, logging, alerts, notifications, analytics, and more
Automate routine tasks using scripting and DevOps automation tools
Manage and maintain production and development systems
Plan for and maintain uptime during critical event launches where site traffic increases 100x over normal operating levels
Perform routine system administration tasks including; verifying data backups, checking database integrity, reviewing system performance and alerts, checking for security patches and updates, and others
Identify and track down bugs and performance issues throughout systems
Apply patches and updates to system dependencies as needed
Compose and run custom reports and data exports as needed
Research new technologies and patterns to incorporate into the platform
This job is for contractors. Compensation is on an hourly or project basis
This job is remote. You can work from anywhere you like
Must have 5+ years of professional experience designing and implementing DevOps solutions
Must have 5+ years of professional experience administering web applications on cloud computing services like AWS, Azure, Heroku, or GCP
Must have experience with common / popular DevOps tools and technologies including
Continuous Integration and Delivery platforms like Travis CI, CircleCI, or Semaphore
Container tools like Docker and Kubernetes
Automation and configuration management tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, or Puppet
Must have experience with Agile software development lifecycle practices and methodologies like Scrum and Kanban
Must have 2+ years professional experience with Ruby on Rails
Must have 2+ years professional experience with SQL databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
Must be organized and detail oriented
Must be a self-starter, able to take initiative and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
Good to have experience developing web applications, particularly with Ruby on Rails
Good to have experience with various web application datastores, search engines, messaging systems, firewalls, load balancers, CDNs, and others
How to Apply
Send your resume and a cover letter addressing your area(s) of interest, and how you think your skills and experience match up with the job, to email@example.com.
Applicants only, please. No recruiters or agencies.
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