Digital Chocolate: Director of Network Operations, San Mateo, CA

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Digital Chocolate

Director of Network Operations
Do you have what it takes to be a chocoholic?
Digital Chocolate is looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to take charge of our Network Operations organization, which is comprised of a primary production 24×7 data center, its operation and its support team. It includes overseeing Network and System Administration for our production, testing and development systems, Database Administration and Production support. The position also oversees Release and Configuration Management and Data Warehousing.
This is an opportunity to be working with the cutting edge in mobile technology. Founded by Trip Hawkins, the founder of EA and a pioneer in computer gaming, Digital Chocolate is developing cell phone games that take advantage of the unique networking aspect of the mobile platform.
Responsibilities include:
* Lead, manage and grow the NetOps team supporting all our mobile games, including remote team in Europe.
* Provide 24×7 support capability to ensure that the production environment is highly available with high performance/response times.
* Manage all technology infrastructure and proactively grow organizational and technical capacity.
* Manage capital and operations budget and work with CFO to ensure accurate hardware, software and headcount projections.
* Identify, implement, and evaluate configuration, process, service, and security improvements.
* Overall Technology vendor management; Work with technology vendors to negotiate new and existing technology contracts.
Minimum Qualifications:
* Proven project and people management skills.
* Successful 24×7 production operations experience required.
* Ability to be very hands-on with Linux, Cisco configuration and mySql.
* An understanding of infrastructure monitoring frameworks and automation processes.
* Broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies and how they can be applied to solve business problems
* BS in computer science or related discipline with 6-10 years information services experience, at least 3 years of which were in a management role.
To apply, please send an email to Include your name, and the words “NetOps” in the title of your message. Paste your resume in the message field of your email. NO ATTACHMENTS WILL BE OPENED.

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