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Activision Central Tech works to support our development studios and their titles. Comprising seven main teams, we have many specialties including big data, privacy and security, motion capture and animation pipeline technologies, graphics, build and infrastructure for studio development and data centers, optimization, systems programming, and online services including matchmaking and networking. Central Tech is distributed globally with offices across the U.S., and in Canada, England, Ireland, and Japan. This role is expected to begin and continue as a remote position.

Most of our teams are composed of both engineering and research talent, allowing us to always have an eye on the future. Our talented engineers help with title development and provide valuable knowledge sharing between studios while our researchers make things happen and keep a strong connection with the needs of the game studios.

Central Tech is part of Activision. To learn more about us and our research, please visit us at https://research.activision.com/.

Your Mission

As a Big Data Engineer you will provide design, architecture, and delivery of core data services and pipelines for live game security operations. Our systems support millions of simultaneous players around the globe, this hands-on role will require a deep level of DB expertise. You will be responsible to ensure our foundational systems are designed and optimized for scalability and robustness. This is a hands-on position that will require taking ownership for key areas of specialization and development.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with game security cloud team to bring clarity, expertise, and focus to a well-managed buildout of data services, with a focus on database architecture and design.

  • Ensuring new and existing systems are well positioned for scalability and future growth.

  • Partner with the engineering team and security team leadership to develop creative solutions that support our evolving business needs.

  • Create DB performance targets and track metrics.

  • Support and mentor peer engineers, providing insights on industry best practices, coaching complex implementation, and providing feedback and advice on future roadmaps.

  • Build relationships with cross-company teams such as infrastructure, data governance, and studio game teams.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • 6+ years of software engineering supporting global service infrastructure.

  • Deep operational knowledge of relational DBs and NoSQL solutions, including MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, with focus on scalability and optimization.

  • RESTful Web Services.

  • P4, Git, JIRA.

  • Visualization tools such as Grafana, Kibana, Tableau, or PowerBI.

  • Deep knowledge of one or more cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure.

  • Experience in live service instrumentation and monitoring using technologies like ELK or PLG.

Extra Points:

  • BigQuery, Snowflake, RedShift, Elasticsearch

  • Python, C#, .net.

  • Automation and monitoring.

  • Agile methodologies with Scrum.

  • Understanding of Data Science techniques.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only improved by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We seek to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as advised by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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