Systems Administrator

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | Admin | Full-time


PerBlue is looking for a talented Systems Administrator to join our team of experienced mobile game creators. We’re a growing independent studio whose free-to-play midcore mobile games are being played by millions of people around the world, including the award-winning Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.


Our team brings together experience from major studios in the videogame and technology industries. Based in our Madison, Wisconsin headquarters, this position will support both our Madison-based and remote employees around the United States.


In this key position, which will operate from our Madison headquarters, you’ll manage and improve our IT infrastructure, especially our Amazon Web Services (AWS) implementation, and help tackle the challenges and opportunities of supporting a distributed Remote First workforce.


In this role, you will:

  • Manage, maintain, and develop cloud infrastructure in AWS, Google Workspace, and Azure
  • Assist with managing and maintaining legacy on-prem networking, virtualization, OS deployment, and storage infrastructure
  • Help build cloud-native infrastructure to better support a fully remote workforce
  • Look for opportunities to further develop Infrastructure as Code and improve resiliency and redundancy
  • Implement solutions that are secure and scalable
  • Assist with providing technical support for our 70+ employees


Your experience:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in an IT related field
  • 2+ years professional Systems Administration experience
  • Strong experience and familiarity managing cloud infrastructure in AWS and Azure
  • Strong experience and familiarity managing Linux and Windows environments, including operating system and software deployment and patching
  • Experience with Active Directory administration and Microsoft 365
  • Strong experience managing and being responsible for complex servers, systems, and infrastructure


Your personal attributes: 

  • Prioritizer: You're great at prioritizing a wide variety of tasks and timelines.
  • Taskmaster: executing and following through are second nature.
  • Owner: take initiative and responsibility for large systems and infrastructures.
  • Big and Small Thinker: You understand the big picture AND get your hands dirty in technical details
  • Detailed Oriented: You're conscientious when working with critical services and live systems.
  • Quick Learner: You welcome new skillsets and can figure out the solution to new/uncharted problems
  • Team Player: We like you and you like us. You’ll work across functions and management levels, and do so with helpfulness and grace.
  • Flexible: Fast-paced, dynamic environments are where you belong. No two days the same? Few days going exactly as planned? You love it. 
  • IT Passion: You love all things servers, systems, and IT as much as we love making games.


Additional qualifications to mention in your application:

  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines for software delivery such as Jenkins, GitLab, etc.
  • Admin experience with Jira Cloud, especially migrating from the client-server version
  • Advanced networking experience and familiarity with IPSec tunnels and BGP
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as PowerShell, Python, Bash, etc.
  • Experience with version control system workflows, such as Git or Subversion 



Compensation and Benefits

We are a Remote First company headquartered in the vibrant neighborhood around downtown Madison, Wisconsin with team members based around the US. This position will be onsite on a regular basis. We offer a competitive base salary; incentive bonus structure; 6+ weeks of paid time off; comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; a well-matched 401k; flexible hours; and a variety of other perks including daily lunch delivery.


You'll be part of a passionate, welcoming, and collaborative team that has received several “Best Place to Work” awards by a variety of publications. 


No agencies, please. This is a pretty good description of this position’s roles and responsibilities but is not a comprehensive job description, so duties and supervisors may change. We regret that we cannot consider visa sponsorship or candidates based outside of the United States or Canada for this position at this time.