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Windows Systems Engineer (All Levels)

Rockstar Games


Rockstar Games is seeking a Systems Engineer to work on Windows systems and automate repetitive tasks. The position is full-time and permanent, based in the company's Manhattan studio. The successful candidate will be responsible for building and maintaining Windows servers, managing .NET/ASP.NET web sites and services, automating workflows, and performing root cause analysis. Qualifications include experience managing highly distributed, Windows-based, production environments, a thorough understanding of Windows Server operating system internals, and proficiency in a high-level language like PowerShell or Python. The company is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Job description

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar New York is looking for a talented Systems Engineer who has a strong understanding of Windows systems and an inclination to automate repetitive tasks and develop tooling. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game studio in the heart of downtown Manhattan.


  • We work closely with developers, DBAs, build engineers, and security teams.
  • We build world-class infrastructure for our high traffic, high visibility web sites and services.
  • We provide operational support for critical services that enable connected experiences found across our game franchises.
  • We constantly review our processes, automate wherever possible, and develop our own toolchains.


  • Build and maintain Windows servers and associated applications in a highly available, public facing environment.
  • Manage and support .NET/ASP.NET web sites and services.
  • Automate workflows and contribute to our significant PowerShell/DSC/Chef codebase.
  • Perform root cause analysis through multiple infrastructure layers.
  • Build and support SQL Server 2019 failover clusters.
  • Manage storage systems including Pure Storage, Compellent, and Brocade hardware.
  • Manage VMware clusters.
  • Administer monitoring systems such as CheckMK, Splunk, Grafana.
  • Provide timely and creative solutions to difficult problems.
  • Respond to critical off-hours requests in an on-call rotation.


  • Experience managing highly distributed, Windows-based, production environments.
  • Thorough understanding of Windows Server operating system internals.
  • Proficient in a high-level language like PowerShell or Python to automate tasks.
  • Experience with configuration management or infrastructure as code (Chef preferred).
  • Strong experience with VMware, IIS, and SQL Server.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP networking and HTTP.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience supporting online gaming development and production environments.
  • Linux administration – preferably LAMP stack.
  • Experience with containerization technology (preferably Docker).
  • General Cisco administration experience for tagging VLANs, configuring ACLs.
  • Knowledge of C#.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

The pay range for this position in New York City at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


*NYC Pay Range
$101,100—$141,600 USD

Location: Manhattan, New York, United States

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-17

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