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Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience.

Your Mission

As a Senior Security Engineer, you will provide expert analysis and robustly engineered solutions to help identify and combat threats to game security and integrity. The role requires an insightful, agile, and pragmatic approach to a fast changing landscape - balancing both long term capability buildout and also being able to react to newly emerging threats. This is a hands-on role, requiring strong programming and reverse-engineering skills. Working as part of an overall engineering team effort, you would be expected to both lead individual projects through to completion, in addition to playing a role in a longer term technology and capability build-out.

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

  • Create machine learning models to help investigations into game cheating, driven by technical and heuristic indicators and other criteria.

  • Integrate analysis models into data pipeline, allowing continual and batch processing of telemetry data.

  • Perform R&D into both new techniques and technologies.

  • Drive hypothesis, perform trial analysis, provide insights and recommendations to security team.

  • Reverse engineering to identify malware, code hijacking, and other malicious behavior.

  • Provide security analysis to internal security team.

  • Identify emerging threats, propose countermeasures, implement countermeasures in timely manner.

  • Be proactive part of team to monitor and measure effectiveness in anti-cheat efforts.

  • Support both engineering and security operations efforts.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Machine Learning techniques and best practices.

  • Extensive knowledge of Intel-family processor architecture, mobile processors (such as ARM64) a plus.

  • C/C++ development, including some understanding of assembly code.

  • Reverse engineering, advanced debugging, ability to identify code vulnerabilities and exploits.

  • Must have worked in security-oriented role on previously published games.

  • Be able to interact with and work directly with game engineering teams.

Extra Points

  • Knowledge of social engineering, malware, industry best practices for game and code security.

  • Working as part of a broader live operations or game security effort a plus.

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 enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire 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 directed 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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