Platform Systems Engineer

Activision Blizzard   •  

Santa Monica, CA

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


Less than 5 years

Posted 172 days ago

This job is no longer available.



The Platform Engineer will be responsible for participating in a broad range of activities, including but not limited to:



  • Implementation, management and maintenance of various Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere/vRealize Products and hardware
  • Datastore creation, deployment, and maintenance
  • Server deployment and configuration through automation tools
  • Implement and support private and public cloud infrastructure
  • Support and management of clustered hypervisors including the infrastructure and hardware
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Disaster recovery / Patching / business continuance


  • Implementation, manage, and maintenance of various versions of Linux systems
  • Support of Ldoms and zones
  • Build and configure server environments using standard configurations and automation tools where possible.
  • Setup, configure, and support NFS attached storage
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Disaster recovery / Patching / business continuance


  • Enterprise class NAS installation/administration/maintenance with current technologies and vendors
  • Replication, backup and configuration for file storage systems
  • Setup, configure, and support NFS, ISCSI, and CIFS shares
  • Management and administration of our corporate SFTP server


  • Build servers and configure for high availability / redundancy
  • Troubleshoot existing systems and migrate / upgrade when necessary
  • Technical knowledge of physical server components / hardware
  • SAN / NAS storage hardware


  • Globally assist all divisions with implementation, migration, and design / re-design of new and existing technology solutions.
  • Adhere to global standards in IT processes (account management, permissions, naming convention, etc.)
  • Utilize Centralized Helpdesk system for support requests
  • Create and maintain detailed IT documentation for applications / solutions
  • Assist to define global standards, policies and procedures
  • Project management and assignments as required
  • On call 24 / 7 as needed


  • Manage backups using Replication techniques, Veaam, Cohesity, and Symantec NetBackup Software

Assist in defining disaster recovery / business continuance strategies in an enterprise environment



  • Provide responsible, timely, detailed status of assigned projects
  • Provide reasonable and timely communications for any downtime and outages
  • Ability to attend and be part of regular meetings for assigned projects and operations
  • Ability to interact with all level of company personnel including offshore and vendor support

Player Profile

  • 3+ years exp. as a Systems Engineer with a demonstrated ability to play a significant role and successfully manage and complete complex projects
  • BS Degree in a technology related field or related work experience
  • Experience with Tier 3 escalations for virtualization, Linux/Unix/Windows systems, and Files services.
  • Exemplary troubleshooting skills of complex mission critical systems
  • Ensure the accurate and timely communication, preparation, processing, distribution and retention of all necessary reports, records and documentation.
  • Travel to other divisions as needed for support, system moves and installation
  • Ability to interface effectively and decisively with all levels of management, departments, Global Security, and outside vendors
  • ·         Ability to lead projects to completion with proper documentation and knowledge
  • ·         Experience working in a fast pace enterprise level environment
  • ·         Being able to work within standard SLA’s and change management procedures
  • ·         Experience in level 3 support, configuration, and deployment with VMware/Hyper-V/LDOM at both the Hypervisor and VM level.
  • ·         Experience in level 3 support, configuration, and deployment of Linux, storage, and backup systems




  • ·         ESXI/vSphere 4.1 – 6.5
  • ·         vSAN, VVol
  • ·         vRealize Suite
  • ·         Azure/AWS
  • ·         Hyper-V 2012R2 including SCVMM
  • ·         Oracle Linux
  • ·         Netapp, Nimble, EMC
  • ·         Veeam/Netbackup/Cohesity/Replication
  • ·         Patching using automation tools such as Big Fix
  • ·         Cisco UCS Enclosures/Blades/Standalone hardware
  • ·         Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • ·         Automation Deployment and configuration
  • ·         Variety of scripting languages and the ability to script to process large scale environments