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Global Service Ops Center EU Technical Manager

Twitch, London, UK

Video platform and community for gamers


You will be part of the team at Twitch focused on the performance and stability of our network and video systems. This team owns the beating heart of Twitch’s Video Platform Live Operations and is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year. This position will manage a new extension of our Video Operations team in London, focusing on support during graveyard hours in North America. You will work closely with every aspect of the Twitch video platform to provide this stability. You will participate in, and manage, a small team of first responders to anything that might impact the network or video systems, enabling the best possible experience for Twitch users. Additionally, you will coordinate a smooth transition to and from the complimentary team in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) at the beginning and end of shifts.

The staff responsibilities will include regular maintenance, troubleshooting, and reliability improvements. Utilizing monitoring to remain aware of issues that require your attention, and proactively solving problems. You will have the opportunity to drive operational best practices within Twitch. Your actions will keep the heart and soul of Twitch smoothly humming around the clock, delivering video to our tens of millions of users. 

Responsibilities

  • Hire and train employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product
  • Drive operational excellence around maintenance and monitoring of video core services
  • Be able to resolve alerts, technical issues, and other video operations challenges that occur on your shift.
  • Build a team to augment an existing team in North America facilitating a seamless interaction between offices and with other Twitch teams
  • Provide a strong technical voice for your team
  • Augmentation of 24/7 on-call operations for the video platform and network handling the North American Graveyard hours (Standard working hours in London)
  • Own and manage the weekly communication of incident, change management and overall performance data
  • Exec level escalation for business impacting events

Requirements

  • 5 + years experience as an Network Engineer or Ops / DevOps engineer 
  • 3 + years experience in a technical leadership position with an emphasis on hiring and building a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (writing sample required)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Capable of clearly articulating expectations and direction to your team

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Puppet, Nagios, ElasticSearch, Grafana, StackStorm
  • You can speak intelligently about BGP, MPLS-TE, OSPF, and Fiber Optics
  • Exposure to AWS services
  • Experience with Time Series Databases and analytics
  • Experience with GoLang
  • Experience building a NOC, SOC or GSOC

Perks

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, etc.)
  • Lunch Served Four Times a Week
  • Free Snacks & Beverages
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Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on Linkedin, Twitter and on our Blog.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 100 million gamers gather every month to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay.

Want to learn more about Twitch? Visit Twitch's website.