Senior AWS DevOps Engineer (SRE)

Spark · Frisco, Texas
Department Spark
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

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Senior AWS DevOps Engineer


Spark is the Gearbox Software team behind SHiFT, our online services platform that serves millions of users every month across multiple gaming franchises. As a Senior Site Reliability on Spark, you will be responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of flexible cloud architectures with an automation-first emphasis. You will be challenged along the way to adopt the shared mentality that observability is paramount. As an SRE you should be comfortable integrating multiple technologies together to form a single, coherent view of platform health.


Typical Day


Tl;dr: You will be deeply immersed in AWS and Terraform; plenty of Go and/or Node.js development is sprinkled in as well.


Your days will be filled with building solutions to technical challenges in security, observability, and availability of our eCommerce / gift card pipeline. You will evangelize security best practices, call out gaps in observability, and be immensely concerned with user experience as it relates to the services you support. You will help manage and orchestrate each of these by leaning heavily on technologies like Terraform, Docker, Bash, and Go. On any given day, you should expect to spend at least 75% of your time actively engineering solutions; the rest will be a mixture of reviewing code from your colleagues, defining SLIs and SLOs, participating in design meetings, documentation, and self-development.


This position will require you to carry a company-paid mobile device and participate in 24/7 on-call rotations alongside your engineering colleagues. Don't worry though, our on-call experience doesn't suck.


Core Responsibilities:

  • You will be the primary SRE for our eCommerce / gift card platform, championing discussions that define appropriate SLIs and SLOs of services.
  • Backed by our core team of infrastructure developers, you will design and develop best practices for ensuring the observability, reliability, and security of the services from prototype to production.


Must Have (the non-negotiable parts):

  • Minimum of 4 years extensive hands-on experience in a wide variety of AWS technologies in a professional setting
  • Proficiency in AWS management, orchestration, and observability features (API Gateway, ECS, Fargate, Aurora, CloudWatch, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Terraform and/or CloudFormation
  • Professional Experience managing AWS access and security services (IAM, KMS, Secrets Manager, WAFv2, etc.)


Should Have (some wiggle room):

  • Hands-on experience developing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines, preferably in git/GitLab
  • Understanding of RESTful and Websocket based APIs


Now you're just showing off:

  • Any verifiable security credential (isc2, AWS Security Specialist, ethical hacking, security+, etc.)
  • Experience working in retail/eCommerce programs
  • Familiarity with OpenTelemetry
  • Familiarity with Datadog / Honeycomb
  • Knowledge about Gearbox-owned IPs


Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
    Spark
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level