Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Apr 17, 2024
Carlsbad, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Games is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to join our platform team in San Diego. The successful candidate will be responsible for architecting and troubleshooting public facing Linux services in various hosting environments with an emphasis on database technologies (traditional and emerging).


  • The Rockstar Games Social Club is a technology platform that powers Rockstar’s online titles and our ability to deliver world-class player experiences.
  • We work closely with developers, DBAs, build engineers, and security teams.
  • We build world-class infrastructure for our high traffic, high visibility web sites and services.
  • We provide operational support for critical services that enable connected experiences found across our game franchises.
  • We constantly review our processes, automate wherever possible, and develop our own toolchains.


  • Along with the Online Engineering team, work closely with development teams to develop, deploy, and support applications.
  • Work with development groups to architect solutions for new and existing projects.
  • Utilize configuration management and custom scripts to deploy and manage systems.
  • Ensure all critical systems and services are properly monitored with relevant alerts enabled.
  • Manage disaster recovery, including ongoing backup policy refinement.
  • Migrate applications off of legacy environments with minimal downtime.
  • Be able to respond to critical requests during off-hours.


  • 5 years of systems engineering experience in large scale environments


  • Mastery of Linux (RHEL/Centos preferred) support experience in large scale environments.
  • Advanced knowledge (maintaining, troubleshooting, tuning) of web architecture and related applications such as the following: Apache, Nginx, Python, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Postfix, CDN integrations, SVN.
  • Experience managing data warehouse platforms & tooling: ex. Hadoop, Kafka, Cassandra.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience creating, maintaining and debugging shell scripts.
  • The ideal candidate will be comfortable in “non-silo’d” environments and have an appetite to research, test, and implement new technologies.
  • Configuration management experience with puppet, chef, or ansible.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining AD/Linux integration.
  • Games industry experience.
  • Passion for Rockstar games.


Please apply with a resume and cover-letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above.  If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

The pay range for this position in San Diego at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


*San Diego Pay Range
$104,400$134,300 USD
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