Operations Engineer

New York
Aug 13, 2017
Sep 09, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
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About GameChanger:

GameChanger contributes to the life-changing impact of sports.

We believe that Sports Matter because they inspire leadership, teamwork, toughness, commitment and confidence-critical life lessons that have the power to propel young athletes toward meaningful futures.

We also understand that without its coaches, parents and volunteers, organized youth sports simply would not exist. We celebrate those tireless heroes, we thank them, and above all else, we make it our mission to help them do what they do best.

GameChanger is a mobile platform for amateur sports communities. Our scoring app delivers coaching insights and live fan updates for over 150,000 teams.

We're a team of 50 here at GC. We're headquartered in downtown Manhattan and are proud to be part of the Dick's Sporting Goods family.

About the Platform Team:

The Platform Engineering team is responsible for the operational and application infrastructure that powers GameChanger. We maintain the production infrastructure, build shared libraries so the product engineers can use the infrastructure effectively, and architect our server-side applications.

The Position:

As an Operations Engineer, you'll operate the infrastructure necessary to run our real-time sports platform at scale. Your team will be responsible for hundreds of servers, multiple production databases, and the monitoring to help us make sense of it all. You'll work closely with backend engineers to deploy infrastructure for new projects, and build tooling to automate as much of cluster maintenance as is practical.

You will:

* Operate our databases, caches, queues, and streaming data pipelines

* Maintain systems supporting billions of records and millions of transactions with high concurrency

* Contribute to and run blameless post-mortems to help us learn from system outages

* Build and maintain internal tools to interact with our infrastructure

* Maintain our Docker-based, zero-downtime deployment systems

* Provide sophisticated monitoring by instrumenting our infrastructure and applications

* Monitor and tune our alerting schemes to relentlessly combat false positives and alert fatigue

* Pursue efficiency and eliminate waste in our use of cloud computing resources


* Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a related field

* 2+ years operations engineer experience

* Knowledge of Linux, Git, and all the usual tools

* Exceptional problem-solving skills

* Proficient with at least one of: Bash, Python, Ruby, Go

Optional Experience:

* Amazon Web Services

* PostgreSQL, MySQL, or MongoDB databases

The Culture:

At GameChanger we are???


* We put our customers first, always asking, "Will this enhance their youth sports experience?"

* We deeply understand our customers and work hard to anticipate their needs.

* We celebrate and support our customers' contributions to their communities.

Team Players

* We listen actively, seeking to understand others before making ourselves heard.

* We challenge each other directly while caring about each other personally.

* We do unglamorous work in service of the team.


* We set aggressive goals designed to drive meaningful change.

* We are eager teachers and curious students who invest in learning.

* We are resilient, thriving in change and adversity.


* We value creative ideas and productivity over seniority and hours worked.

* We entrust decisions to those best positioned to make them.

* We embrace individual responsibility and trust each other to deliver our best effort.


* We say "no" to valuable initiatives so we can concentrate resources on our most important work.

* We respect others' time by limiting distractions, running efficient meetings and communicating concisely.

The Perks:

* Being part of a team of genuinely kind individuals dedicated to improving the lives of our customers and our employees.

* Awesome Ikea desks that will soon be traded in for contemporary furniture at our awesome new Tribeca digs.

* Benefits including medical, vision, prescription, dental, FSA/HRA, and coverage for family/dependents.

* Commuter Benefits

* Tuition Reimbursement and 520 College Savings Plan

* Opportunities for equity compensation

* Endless supply of health and not so healthy snacks and drinks.

* Organized lunches, happy hours,, and team outings

* Unlimited vacation policyPosted by StartWire