DevOps Engineer - Contractor

TinyMob Games

February 19, 2014

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Job Specialization: 
IT Management
Company Overview: 

TinyMob Games is a Victoria, BC based independent game company specializing connected mobile and social games. Founded in 2013, by three veterans of the video game industry, TinyMob Games is working to make the next generation of mid-core strategy games for iOS, Android and Facebook. 

Job Summary: 

We are looking for a DevOps engineer with expertise in highly-scalable backend systems to join our team and build our next big game for iOS. This is a great opportunity for a talented systems architect to join in at the ground floor of Victoria's newest game studio. The primary focus of this position is to assist the server team in designing and implementing an infrastructure to support our games. Top candidates will have great systems knowledge with previous experience creating and scaling data systems.

This position is a 2 or 3 month contract.   Candidates will be required to work in the office at least part time.

What You Will be Doing

  • Work with the CTO and game server team to architect an infrastructure to support games with millions of players
  • Setup operational environments to manage game resources and data
  • Build tools to assist with builds, deployments, scaling
  • Researching new technologies, libraries and extensions
  • Developing documentation describing design and management of the system

What We are Looking For

  • 6+ years experience in systems architecture and management
  • Excellent knowledge of databases and data systems: MongoDB, MySQL, Memcached
  • Excellent knowledge cloud and virtual hosting services such as Amazon, Cloudbase
  • Excellent knowledge of operation development and monitoring tools such as scripting, Puppet, Chef, NewRelic
  • Knowledge of build technologies such as Ant, Maven, CruiseControl, Nexus, TeamCity
  • Practical experience with operating scalable and high performance systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • BSC in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Industry game developer experience whether in PC, console, mobile or web
How To Apply: 

TinyMob Games is located in Victoria, BC, Canada. All applicants must be legally able to work in Canada and willing to relocate to our studio. To apply email a cover letter and resume to careers(at)

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