Senior IT Systems Administrator

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Programming and Development, Technical and Customer Support, Web Development
Certain Affinity Inc.
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Senior IT Systems Administrator

Senior IT Systems Administrator

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? How about more than one? Certain Affinity is a unique Austin studio comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced industry veterans committed to a solid work/life balance. We’ve co-developed multiple products for the Call of Duty, Halo and Doom franchises, and we’ve launched a few of our own games as well.

Certain Affinity is looking for a talented and self-motivated individual to be our new Senior IT Systems Administrator. This role reports to the Director of Technical Operations, and a successful candidate will possess extreme resourcefulness, great planning and project management skills, solid communication skills and a deep technical background. This person should be strong at assessing the IT needs of all studio disciplines and strive to deliver first class customer service in a team environment.


    • Identify, implement and support new tools, server applications and technology
    • Fielding more complex problems escalated from other Technical Operations staff.
    • Proactively monitoring various IT Systems, handling necessary maintenance and/or making recommendations for upgrades, maintenance or replacements.
    • Administration of Windows, Linux and Apple server products including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning and maintenance on both standalone and virtual platforms.
    • Administration of development and collaboration tools (Source Control / Perforce, JIRA, Confluence, build systems etc) including installation, configuration, integration, and maintenance
    • Administration, design and maintenance of Directory Services and E-mail systems on Windows and Linux systems
    • Recommend, schedule and perform IT infrastructure hardware and software upgrades
    • Mentoring and development of less senior IT team members.
    • Documentation of IT infrastructure, processes and performed changes/maintenance
    • Mobile device security management/administration
    • Manage backup and disaster recovery infrastructure and process
    • Provide regular reports and status updates on incidents and projects
    • Network design and administration
    • Firewall/Security administration


    • 5+ years of extensive systems administration experience
    • Strong knowledge supporting MS Windows/Active Directory and Linux and Apple environments.
    • Strong knowledge and ability to support all virtualization platforms
    • Strong knowledge and administration experience of iSCSI, SAN, NAS, RAID and I/O Storage Sub-Systems
    • Strong knowledge and experience with networking technologies and protocols
    • Must be able to lift heavy computer equipment between 50-100 pounds

Extra Credit

    • 4-year degree or have equivalent work-related experience
    • Game Industry experience
    • Develop and maintain scripts to automate server tasks using scripting languages (Perl, Python etc)
Contact Details:
Certain Affinity Inc.
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Contact: Recruitment Team

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