AWS DevOps Engineer

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


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. SHiFT is our one-stop-shop gaming services platform responsible for dozens of features gamers around the world depend on every day, from cross-play to friend presence, citizen science, dedicated server hosting, matchmaking, and much more. Spark is passionate about delivering features for our gaming partners that are relevant, dependable, and secure. We take pride in the stability of our platform and are always looking for ways to take that stability to new levels. Our team is agile with a commitment to seeing features go from desktop to production in minutes, not days.



To further drive our vision of premier stability and rapid feature delivery, we are looking for an experienced security-focused AWS DevOps Engineer to join our team. As an AWS DevOps Engineer 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 security is paramount and push for that philosophy to be actualized throughout the platform. You should be comfortable integrating multiple technologies together to form a single, coherent view of platform security awareness and compliance across an AWS Organization comprised of up to hundreds of accounts. You should have professional expertise in best practices and familiarity with recent trends in cloud security. When challenged with designing and implementing a new feature in the infrastructure, you are confident in both, ready to defend them in a room with other technical minds. You also recognize that the best designs come from collaboration, not dictation, and are willing to bring implementations to the table with an open mind.


Typical Day

Tl;dr: You will be deeply immersed in AWS and Terraform; you will design and develop solutions that are thoroughly automated and compliant with today's security guidelines.

Your days will be filled with building solutions to technical challenges in security, automation, and governance for our AWS cloud platform. You will evangelize governance best practices, call out gaps in automation, and be immensely concerned with security compliance. You will help manage and orchestrate each of these by leaning heavily on technologies like Terraform, Bash, and a wide variety of AWS organizational governance services. On any given day, you should expect to spend at least 75% of your time actively developing new solutions; the rest will typically be a mixture of reviewing code from your colleagues, helping define new security policies, participating in design meetings, responding to ad-hoc requests, 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:

  • Be a trusted voice in the evangelism of DevSecOps throughout the team, promoting both security and automation as being of equal importance from prototype to production
  • Champion discussions that define appropriate security policies throughout the platform
  • Develop tooling that aids other engineers in AWS account onboarding and compliance
  • Participate in after-hours on-call support rotations


Must Have (the non-negotiable parts):

  • Minimum of 2 years extensive hands-on experience in a wide variety of AWS technologies in a professional setting
  • Professional Experience in AWS security management and best practices (IAM, Guardrails, SCPs, GuardDuty, SecurityHub, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Terraform and/or CloudFormation
  • Professional development experience with at least one of: Go, Python
  • Comfortable communicator, able to clearly detail designs and implementations on an individual level and in large group settings


Should Have (some wiggle room):

  • Professional Experience in AWS organizational management and orchestration (AWS Organizations, ControlTower, Service Catalog, StackSets, Security Hub, etc.)
  • Experience with containers in a professional setting, preferably Docker
  • Understanding of observability stack management (monitoring, alerting, structured logging, APM, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience developing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines, preferably in git/GitLab
  • Understanding of RESTful and Websocket based APIs
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, related field, or equivalent training and professional experience


Now you're just showing off:

  • Any verifiable security credential (isc2, AWS security specialist, ethical hacking, security+, etc.)
  • Familiarity with OpenTelemetry / OpenSLO
  • Familiarity with Datadog / Honeycomb
  • Familiarity with Atlassian products (OpsGenie, JIRA, Confluence)
  • Experience working with developers in an agile environment
  • Experience in the games industry, preferably launching multiple online-enabled AAAs
  • 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 Infrastructure
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience