Skillz Inc. is hiring a

Site Reliability Engineer

San Francisco, United States

About Skillz:

Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed $9 billion in annual revenue by 2017.

As the eSports provider for over 1,600 game studios, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. Skillz accounts for more than 20% of eSports prizes, and we’ve already hosted more than 70 million tournaments for players in over 180 countries.

We’ve raised over $28 million in funding from well-known venture capital firms as well as major sports team owners from the NFL, NBA and MLB. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, passionate and hardworking teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with bleeding edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

Our Culture:

We are true believers in electronic sports, so don’t be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Starcraft to Cranium over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a “gamer”? Don’t worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don’t involve games. We’re working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a “do whatever it takes” mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person’s voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding, building and selling successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we’d love to meet you.

Who we’re looking for:

You love automating, building and maintaining cloud infrastructure to support complex, server-side architectures and are looking for a place where your contributions matter. You pay attention to detail, take pride in doing things the “right” way and you’re excited to play a big role on a small team. You grew up with a computer strapped to your hip and wouldn't have it any other way.

What you'll do:

  • Build and maintain the infrastructure necessary to run a world class tournament system for mobile game development studios with hundreds of games
  • Work closely with the engineering team to help define the next generation of multi-player, mobile gaming
  • Collaborate with teammates who care about building great products as much as you do

Site Reliability Skillz:

  • 5+ years performing site reliability and devops tasks.
  • 3+ years setting-up and configuring AWS or Google Cloud services to best practices.
  • Experience building monitoring application infrastructure using commercial and open source tools - bonus points for hybrid infrastructure monitoring.
  • Experience automating via configuration management tools like Chef, Ansible, Puppet or Salt Stack.
  • Hands-on technical practitioner and individual contributor in a team-based environment.
  • Experience being part of a 24/7 on-call team.
  • Strong scripting skills, i.e., Python, Bash, Ruby, etc.
  • Strong practical Linux systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment.
  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalling.
  • Experience with build automation systems such as Jenkins.