Systems Administrator

Madison, Wisconsin, United States Full-time

PerBlue is looking for a talented Systems Administrator to join our team. We make massively multiplayer, free-to-play, mobile games played by millions of people around the world.

As a Systems Administrator, you’ll join our IT team and be responsible for owning and managing parts of our entire IT infrastructure. This includes our suite of high-end co-located servers and cloud infrastructure with multi terabyte SQL databases, dozens of VMs, live game servers, and network infrastructure, as well as our in-house office systems infrastructure to support our team of 40 employees.


Preferred Experience:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in IT related field
  • 2+ years professional Systems Administration experience
  • Strong experience and familiarity managing AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Strong experience and familiarity managing Linux and Windows environments
  • Strong experience managing and being responsible for complex servers, systems, and infrastructure
  • Familiar with cloud-based data warehouses and analytics infrastructure
  • Scripting experience is a plus


Required Skills and Traits:

  • Prioritizer: You must be great at prioritizing a wide variety of tasks and timelines.
  • Taskmaster: Great at executing and following through with tasks.
  • Owner: You must take initiative and be responsible for large systems and infrastructures.
  • Big and Small Thinker: Able to understand the big picture while also being able to get your hands dirty in technical details.
  • Detailed Oriented: You must be extremely conscientious when working with critical services and live systems.
  • Quick Learner: You must be a very quick learner and willing to dive in deep to new and uncharted territory on a regular basis.
  • Team Player: You’ll be working cross-team with our employees internally, as well as interfacing with others externally and will need a pleasant personality.
  • Flexible: You must enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. No two days will be the same. Few days will go exactly as planned.
  • IT Passion: You must have a love for all things servers, systems, and IT.


Details & Perks:

We offer 6+ weeks of paid vacation and health, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generously matched 401k. We have a catered lunch program, a snack-stocked kitchen, and a refrigerator full of liquid refreshments. You'll get membership to our local hackerspace Sector67 and enjoy our regular socials. You'll be part of an energetic and collaborative environment, and work with a great team. We have flexible hours and are located in a vibrant neighborhood in beautiful downtown Madison.

PerBlue is an independent game development studio based in Madison, WI with a highly skilled team of amazingly talented people. We’ve been named a “Top Developer” by Google, a “Best Place to Work” by Madison Magazine, and “Madison's Favorite Tech Startup” by the Isthmus.

This is a full time position based in Madison, WI. Compensation is competitive and based on experience.

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