Systems Engineer

About the Employer

At Rockstar Games, we create the games we would want to play ourselves.

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

Rockstar North is on the lookout for talented Systems Engineer who possess a passion for IT. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in the heart of Edinburgh.

  • We provide a Global Systems Infrastructure to the Development teams.
  • We maintain our Infrastructure to the highest standard, with an emphasis on preventative actions rather than reactive.
  • We constantly review our processes with the aim of automating wherever possible.
  • We are a team spread across 3 continents, that work closely together, to achieve our goals to a high standard, always.
  • Responsible for Windows and Linux servers, Network, Storage, Applications and other connected systems globally.
  • A minimum of 5+ years experience within IT.
  • Industry standard qualifications MCSE/CCNA/VCP or industry equivalent are advantageous but not essential.
  • Windows server installation and administration (Active directory, GPO, DHCP, DNS, DFS/R, Office 365).
  • Linux configuration and administration skills (RHEL/Ubuntu).
  • Brocade/Cisco networking – Layer2/3.
  • VMware/Nutanix/Hypervisor, installation and administration.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team or individually as required.
  • Self-motivated & confident.
  • Excellent documentation skills with high attention to detail.
  • Experience with taking projects from planning through to completion.
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations.
  • Capacity to juggle a mixture of BAU and Project work, managing individual priorities and deadlines.
  • Willing to occasionally work flexible hours, or out of hours as required.

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

  • SAN/NAS installation and administration – Understanding of replication technologies would be advantageous.
  • Solid understanding of iSCSI and Fibre channel storage protocols.
  • Palo Alto Firewalls and Panorama Administration.
  • WAN acceleration (Silverpeak/Riverbed/Citrix).
  • Open source Infrastructure monitoring (CheckMK/Nagios).
  • User and administration experience with Atlassian stack (Confluence/Jira).
  • Experience with configuration management (Puppet/Chef).
  • Application and web service administration (IIS/Apache/Tomcat).
  • Database configuration and administration (MySQL/Percona/NoSQL).
  • Scripting skills (Powershell/Bash/Python/C++).
  • Version control system exposure (Perforce/GIT/SVN).
  • Experience using/supporting Enterprise Monitoring Tools (Elasticsearch/Splunk).
  • Containerisation administration and configuration (Docker/Kubernetes).

Please apply with a CV 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.