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Live Services Systems Engineer

Firaxis Games


Firaxis Games is looking for a Live Services Systems Engineer to join their team. The ideal candidate should have experience with Unix/Linux, basic knowledge of script languages, and proficiency in documentation and organizational skills. The role involves building and maintaining gameplay and system telemetry, supporting cloud-based architectures, and troubleshooting issues at an application/networking level. The company values a people-focused environment and offers various benefits such as fitness classes, catered meals, and volunteer opportunities.

Job description

JOB TITLE:   Live Services Systems Engineer

FUNCTION: Engineering


What We Need:

Firaxis Games is seeking a motivated Live Services Systems Engineer to join our award-winning development team. Firaxis is a highly collaborative and iterative environment, therefore we are looking for someone who can communicate easily and effectively with fellow coders, designers, and artists.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist Live Ops Team in building and maintaining gameplay and system telemetry within an established code base.
  • Support cloud-based architectures; deploy and maintain applications/services in AWS
  • Build tools for the game team to analyze game and system telemetry.
  • Provide oversight on best practices for data collection and storage.
  • Troubleshoot issues at an application/networking level.

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 1-2 years of experience with Unix/Linux supporting container based applications/services
  • Basic knowledge of script languages (ex. Bash, Python, Groovy, or Perl)
  • Excellent attention to detail and high-quality work
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill both verbal and written with an emphasis on customer service
  • Proficient documentation and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field and 1-2 years of work experience (or equivalent related training and experience)
  • Knowledge of using Docker and the Kubernetes orchestration engine for configuring, building, and deploying Linux containers
  • Working knowledge using Jenkins automation server to build and deploy applications
  • Ability to continually improve CI/CD pipeline frameworks using application, cloud services, and database test routines with an AWS Hybrid cloud environment 
  • Understanding of build and release tools (Make, Cloudformation, AWS Codebuild)

Who We Are:


Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis, a fusion of “fiery” and “axis,” communicates the company’s dynamic development process that results in the creation of ground breaking titles with unparalleled gameplay delivered to gamers around the world. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.




Let gameplay drive decision making


Deliver great work for the studio, the team & yourself


Maintain an environment where people are happy


Find opportunities to contribute and collaborate


Put effort where it pays off the most



Named World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine in 2012, Firaxis is very proud of its legacy of developing award winning titles. We have won multiple BAFTAs, D.I.C.E Awards, Game of the Year titles, and category awards (from “Best Strategy Game” to “Best PC Game”) across our products.

Additionally, our company was also featured in SmartCEO’s “Best-Run Book” for company culture and praised for a focus on “family, fun and flexibility.” Firaxis was also named a finalist in SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for 2016.

Firaxis Games prides itself on maintaining a quality of life inside and outside the studio – when our team members are happy and healthy, creativity can flourish. We offer boot camp fitness and yoga classes at the office, a free gym with shower, regularly catered lunches and breakfasts, biweekly Friday Happy Hours, company events and parties, and a “FunZone” complete with billiards, foosball, video games, and tabletop gaming space. We are also a philanthropic studio and offer employees the chance to volunteer with local charities and nonprofits throughout the year.

Fulltime employees can also take advantage of Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401K retirement savings, a wellbeing initiative with the opportunity to earn cash rewards, an Employee Assistance Program, and paid time off and paid holidays.


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Location: Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, United States

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-17

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