Linux Systems Administrator for Bubble Gum Interactive

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Linux Systems Administrator - Massively Multiplayer Game Servers

Bubble Gum Interactive is one of Australia’s hottest gaming companies. We’re the creators of Little Space Heroes (, an award-winning new virtual universe for kids.

We are seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to be a key member of the Bubble Gum Interactive Game Operations Team. Within the role you'll manage our Linux server architecture, deployment, integration, maintenance, monitoring and support. The day-to-day tasks include remote configuration, automated installations, systems integration and architecture, troubleshooting, hardening and deployment of Linux and Linux-based application servers on company administered hardware as well as remote datacentre hardware.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage and maintain operational Linux environment with 30+ servers and install packages and applications (Specific knowledge of RHEL/CentOS would be a plus!)
  • Monitor system performance, backups and daily jobs
  • Deploy web applications and implement/improve automated deployments
  • Work with developers to architect and enhance applications
  • Plan for future capacity and scaling, and assist as needed with stress and load testing initiatives
  • Manage Incident management- the sys admin will be responsible for owning outages from reporting to resolution


  • 2yrs+ experience as a Systems Engineer or Systems Administrator
  • Experience with high volume and multi-server environments supporting highly available, customer-facing services
  • Experience scaling web applications in a highly available environment
  • In-depth understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals, including basic network engineering and routing
  • Experience with web application server (Apache2, Tomcat)
  • Experience with opensource databases, specifically PostgreSQL
  • Experience with opensource software
  • Solid scripting experience (bash, perl)
  • Knowledge and understanding of security and firewalls and secure best practices
  • Knowledge and understanding on multiplayer game/socket server would be a plus
  • Experience with the monitoring tool Nagios and adding/implementing custom plugins would be a bonus
  • Continually strive to automate and streamline operations and maintenance processes by identifying areas of improvement, writing scripts, and documentation
  • Excellent communication, organization, project prioritization, and time management skills
  • Keen troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and without direct supervision
  • Willingness to work after hours and weekends on occasion as required by running a production environment; willing to be "on call" during these hours as needs arises

Additional skills not required, but are a plus and you will get the opportunity to learn and move into different roles as well!

  • Java (preferred)
  • Other programming languages including Html, Action script, C++

Apply today!

This is a great opportunity to join a unique and fast-growing player in the gaming industry. We'll offer a competitive salary package, opportunities for growth and we have a dynamic and vibrant team culture that’s second to none!


To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.