Senior IaaS Architect–Game Publishing


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Full time

Game Design

Mar 6


Position Overview:

Tencent Overseas IT has the mission to empower Tencent’s rapid global growth with future-ready, global IT platforms, applications, and services. We are chartered to lead the Overseas IT strategy, architecture, roadmap, and execution. Satisfying our internal/external customers and becoming a world-class global IT team are our top aspirations. 

The Cloud Center of Excellence team is part of Tencent Oversea IT. The team will laser focus on providing infrastructure, and best practices to enable Tencent’s tens of oversea game studios.  The team will partner with game studios to define and deliver the best cloud and on-premise infrastructure for both game production and game runtime workloads.

We are seeking a Sr. IaaS Architect for game publishing with extensive cloud and on-prem architecture design/implementation experience on at least one of the major public cloud platforms, plus full stack design and delivery skills. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This senior role will closely work with our internal IT and Tencent cloud product teams, as well 3rd party cloud providers to design the best IaaS architecture for game publishing. At the same time, this role will also support the studio’s legacy infrastructure and its evolution to the cloud. Our customers include internal or acquired gaming studios. The work scope will include understanding the internal customers’ business requirements, collecting the technical requirements, developing reference architecture and prototypes based on leading industry best practices, leading implementation and deployment for global locations, as well as issue troubleshooting when necessary.

Based in Palo Alto, CA, this person will work closely with the global Overseas IT team, HQ team to enable/deliver our global IT project portfolio.  


Whom we are looking for: 

  • Self-motivated, articulate, and passionate to deliver the best result and achieve the highest customer satisfaction. 
  • Collaborative, independent, insistent, flexible, and open-minded. And you see no conflict in any of these things.
  • Positive by nature, a great team player, and both dependable and autonomous.
  • Customer-oriented and could work at a very fast pace.
  • Quick learner.


  • Must have 5+ years of extensive cloud and on-prem game publishing engineering experience in a leading game company. 
  • Must have 3+ years of engineering experience with one of the following leading cloud solutions: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Tencent Cloud. Experience in multi-cloud a big plus. 
  • Must understand the legacy infrastructure technologies, such as networks, servers, and other related technology. 
  • Must have experience in helping businesses migrate from legacy infrastructure to the cloud.
  • Proficient in leading the design and implementation of a flexible, scalable, secure, global cloud solution, with comprehensive Cyber security, data security, and privacy management that are compliant with global and local regulations.
  • Can effectively collect, and synthesize customer (for example internal and acquired game studios) needs and challenges, design/lead the establishment of global IT foundation architecture and solutions. 
  • Can develop relationships with China-based Tencent HQ product/IT teams and overseas business/IT teams, leverage our products where ever fit. Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Tencent products like Tencent Cloud.
  • Can lead initiatives to integrate third-party products and services to achieve design goals.
  • Can act as a strong influencer/driver, and can become a trusted advisor to customers to drive the customer adoption of a global IT platform and solution.
  • Can define global cloud/infrastructure/architecture standards/guidelines. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher), Computer Science, Mathematics, or related science or engineering major
  • Lateral and logical troubleshooting, follow-through and problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, attention to detail, and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Bilingual preferred (English, Chinese)

A big plus if you have:

  • One or two public clouds professional SA certificates
  • Real-work cloud architecture experience
  • Global network design experience, cloud exchange experience
  • Cloud NOC and SOC experience
  • Cloud governance experience, logging, and auditing experience
  • Programming and scripting experience (Java, Python, Shell)
  • IDC and Private Cloud experience (power, cooling, network, servers, storage, hybrid connection)

The base pay range for this position in California is $120,000 to $240,900 per year.

Actual pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign on payment, relocation package, and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, as well as other medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the specific position offered.

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