DevOps / System Administrator with Rails experience

Gen Con LLCIT & Cybersecurity 6-8 Years

Company Information
100 S Capitol Ave , Indianapolis, IN 46225
Founded in 2002

Job Description

Each year, 70,000 gamers from all around the world attend Gen Con, the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America!

The Gen Con development team builds the systems which support the event production team and those who attend the show. Our systems are continuously evolving and 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

Your Qualifications

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
- And others
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

Applicants only, please. No recruiters or agencies.

Gen Con is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and inclusive environment.

Posted On

November 7, 2019