Senior IT Systems Administrator


Certain Affinity
January 21, 2020
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Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity, the largest independent video game developer in Austin, is comprised of a tightly knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

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, excellent planning and project management skills, solid communication skills, and in-depth 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
  • A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive environment

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.)

Certain Affinity also offers relocation for this position to assist you in the move to Austin, Texas.

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