Infrastructure Observability Engineer

Technology - 2K Publishing Full Time

Tue Jan 09 2024

Prague, Czech Republic



2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company.

2K - Infrastructure Observability Engineer


Who We Are:


Have you ever wondered what's happening behind the curtain that could mess with your gaming experience? Get ready to unveil the secrets as you join the 2K Technical Infrastructure and Operations team! We are the powerhouse responsible for managing all the mind-boggling production systems and services that lie beneath the 2K label. From unraveling the mysteries of both on-premise and cloud-based data centers to ensuring a seamless gaming journey, we've got it covered. Using the combination of creativity and the latest technology, our team aims to bring effectiveness, fun, and enjoyment to fans and developers alike. 


About the Team: Technical Infrastructure and Operations


The 2K Technical Infrastructure and Operations team is responsible for the operations and infrastructure of all consumer-facing production systems, developer-facing production-development systems, and customer-facing account services and websites under the 2K label.  The team manages systems and services spanning multiple terrestrial and cloud-based data centers.


What You Will Do

  • You will be a part of the technical team that is responsible for implementing and maintaining observability best practices
  • Work with other technical teams on setting up SLAs and KPIs and reflecting them in observability tools
  • Work with Incident Response Team to provide valuable information on the observability platform to speed up the resolution process
  • Propose and implement automation in regard to observability infrastructure
  • Focus on changing the reactive observability model to a more proactive one


 Who We Think Will Be a Great Fit

  • You understand the importance of having a good observability platform and how it impacts resolution times
  • You have a  natural aptitude for written and verbal communication and are able to tailor presentations from individual contributors through senior management
  • You have a solid understanding of data flows, tracing, and transformation of raw numbers into useful information for other teams
  • You can use the observability platform to serve the information in a clear and concise manner through visualization best practices
  • You are able to explain technical concepts in a way that is understandable by non-technical people
  • You are able to teach junior engineers and explain the thought process
  • You have 5+ years of large-scale production network or systems operations and enjoy talking reliability engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent technical field or similar work experience in a large-scale 24/7 production environment supporting critical, real-time applications

Preferred Skills

  • Previous expert level knowledge and experience with observability platforms 
  • Experience in monitoring virtualized environments and cloud implementations
  • Experience in tracing and application level monitoring
  • Experience with public cloud providers
  • Experience with infrastructure as a code concept
  • Experience with networking concepts
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Experience working in the gaming industry
  • Experience with standard IT models 
  • Experience with enterprise-scale operations and maintenance environments
  • Flexibility to work with the global team


Bonus skills

  • Expert level proficiency with DataDog
  • Software engineering experience