Sr. DevOps Engineer

Palo Alto, CA | Operations Engineering

Job Description

The Senior DevOps Engineer is a pillar of the Operations team. You will be responsible for keeping our games up and running, as well as building out our server infrastructure to support future titles. You will also mentor more junior team members and will handle large projects, bringing them from inception to completion while communicating with your teammates and others with ease. Your work will directly impact the player experience of tens of millions of global players in the future.

Come be a part of gaming history and help us create a unique technology platform dedicated to the operation and optimization of free to play games! 


  • Maintain a busy online gaming environment that never sleeps   
  • Safeguard live production environments during intricate deployments
  • Keep games running 24/7 through planning and foresight  
  • Provide reactive support when emergencies arise
  • Expanding the Machine Zone infrastructure to support future games
  • Maintain environments with hundreds or even thousands of servers, through automation 
  • Analyze performance metrics to propose new optimizations and solutions


  • 5+ years experience with medium-to-large scale Linux server farms (Nginx, Redis, Erlang/XMPP)
  • Strengths in build automation (Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, etc.)
  • Experience with Nagios, Graphite, logstash, and other instrumentation technologies
  • Experience managing code repositories with Git
  • Experience with Linux and MySQL tuning, including internals and core system services
  • Strong coding and scripting experience in Python, Ruby, and/or Bash
  • Obsessive documentation skills
  • Enthusiasm for a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to manage heavy workflows   


  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies
  • Extensive work with open source tools, regular contributions a plus
  • Knowledge of network security, firewalls/ACLs, VPN services


Top Reasons to Join Us:

  • Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and unlimited vacation
  • Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
  • Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, ping pong table, video games… and more!

About Us: 

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including Game of War: Fire Age, iMob 2, Original Gangstaz, Global War, Race or Die 2, among others. To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games and is the recipient of the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup. Machine Zone operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.

We are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for our gamers.  We continue to expand our teams and look for top talent around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company.  Come and be part of the revolution!

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Machine Zone does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.  Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources.  Machine Zone will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Machine Zone and will be processed accordingly without fee.

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