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Engineer, System, Sr (Consumer Web/Product Hosting)
Posted by: Nintendo of America Inc.
Posted date: 2012-Apr-17
Location: Redmond, WA 98052
Nintendo of America Inc.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.
Description of Duties
Performs technical analysis, design and system development using appropriate technologies to support department and company objectives.
Work with analysts to define the functional and technical needs of an organization and recommend solutions.
Assess available technologies to meet needs, and then define technical specifications and designs.
Develop and modify technology systems, addressing functional, performance, security, availability, quality, operations and monitoring needs.
Create detailed test scenarios including functional and load tests, perform testing and analyze results.
Document all technology changes through appropriate change control.
Requires staying current on engineering approaches, technologies and techniques.
Performs ongoing assessment and develops long range plans for Systems.
Provides input for projecting operational and capital budgets.
Determines methods, procedures on new assignments and may mentor and coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead).
Provides support and troubleshooting of prior developed technology solutions.
Ensures work is completed in such a way to comply with established compliance and other internal controls requirements.
Perform Engineering Duties in support of consumer facing CMS systems (ATG, Compel, Vignette, etc)
Perform Engineering Duties for Unix and Linux server environments with a focus on scripting and management of consumer facing content.
Perform Engineering Duties for key supporting technologies for large multi-datacenter, high volume web applications, including load balancing (geographic and local), SSL certificate management, Web application server support, DNS management, etc.
Experienced with DBA activities on Oracle and MySQL databases.
Perform Engineering duties with regards to performance tuning java and caching technologies.
Leverages shell scripts to automate tasks and manage the environment.
Integrates server monitoring into Zenoss operational monitoring.
Summary of Requirements
Wide-ranging experience in system development using professional concepts to meet company objectives by resolving complex issues in creative and effective ways.
Experience with work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
Typically requires a minimum of 7 years of related experience in various system development technologies and practices.
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent. Post-graduate coursework may be desirable or required.