Does Activision Blizzard King sound like an awesome place to work? Do you want to make it even more awesome?

At Activision Blizzard King, we take data privacy very seriously and are rapidly advancing our capabilities to enhance the trust our customers have with us about their personal data, as we provide epic interactive gaming and entertainment experiences. Activision Blizzard King is seeking a Senior Data Protection Engineer to join our Data Privacy & Protection Engineering group, reporting to the Engineering Manager – Data Privacy & Protection.

This position will drive engineering functions and will advance our capabilities to build a world-class data privacy and protection platform that spans across enterprise privacy portal, data subjects rights service, data inventory service, and data protection services.

Our engineers are highly collaborative to create epic and efficient applications used by Activision Blizzard King employees worldwide. They work closely together to share knowledge and push the department forward by learning from each other’s success and failures via group discussions, lightning talks, paired programming, mentoring, and embracing any technique that keeps us sustainably delivering quality software.

In addition to being talented engineers, our Senior Engineers are expected to spend a meaningful chunk of their time rallying the team around technology and process, mentoring engineers, driving architecture discussions and decisions, and working closely with external teams to make sure we're building the right tools in the most epic way possible.

Senior Engineers work closely with Engineering Managers and Lead Architects to help guide careers, education, difficulty of work, team structure, and anything else that can facilitate Learning and Growing for the team. They help track, analyze, and communicate metrics so that we can consistently deliver quality and set meaningful goals.

Our ideal candidate has experience leading engineers, has found success (and failure!) with multiple projects, and measures their success through their team. They have a strong background in .NET, Java, or JavaScript development, stack testing, & an aptitude for critical thinking and analysis. They eat complexity for breakfast and confront ambiguity. They have a sense of ownership and responsibility for everything we produce.

Are you up for the challenge?


  • Deploy and operate an enterprise-grade key management, encryption and tokenization service platform, across both cloud (GCP) and on-premises (OpenStack) globally

  • Leverage and integrate applications with software encryption and tokenization techniques using native cloud provider APIs or HashiCorp Vault

  • Develop key management, encryption and tokenization SDKs, plug-ins and integrations for various on-premises and cloud data storage, streaming and ETL platforms

  • Ensure enterprise capabilities are scalable, performant, resilient and secure

  • Engineers are expected to become experts in the security technologies used by the teams they are working with so that security is by design. Below is a non-exhaustive list of technologies an Engineer may be exposed to:

    • Key Management (GCP KMS or AWS KMS or Azure Key Vault)

    • External Key Management (HashiCorp Vault – Open-source and/or Enterprise version)

    • Infrastructure (HashiCorp Terraform – Open-source and/or Enterprise version)

    • Networking (Hashicorp Consul)

    • Application Data Encryption/Tokenization (Client-Side Encryption/Tokenization, Database – table, column, field, etc.) using Hashicorp Vault, Google Tink library for envelope encryption, Google Cloud DLP, and/or similar products and services

  • Work on containerization including running docker and Kubernetes workloads in the public cloud (GCP, Azure, and AWS)

  • Leverage Cloud serverless compute (FaaS) and APIs

  • Treat everything-as-code including standing up GCP infrastructure using terraform

  • Implement and manage DevOps with CI/CD and build out and own deployment pipelines

  • Work with data classification techniques to understand database structured and unstructured metadata landscape across the organization

  • Work with enterprise database and Datawarehouse platforms (SQL, NoSQL, MySQL, CouchDB, Cassandra, Oracle database, Google BigQuery, Databricks, Snowflake, etc.)


  • 8+ years of experience working in any of the following programming languages: C#, Java, Python, and/or Go

  • Strong background on Application Security, Secrets Management, Key Management, Data Encryption and Tokenization

  • Experience with HashiCorp Vault and/or similar off-the-shelf or Open-source products and services

  • Working knowledge of cloud technologies (GCP, AWS, and Azure)

  • Experience with IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and serverless/FaaS technologies

  • Strong knowledge with SOA, SOLID, and API-led

  • Working knowledge of SDLC methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

  • Comfortable working with legacy code and implementing greenfield projects

  • Proven track record to build applications and systems with privacy and security by design

  • Able to drive and support creation of technical documentation

  • Familiar with JIRA and Confluence

  • Familiarity with horizontally scalable design

  • Passionate about “Learn and Grow” and mentoring others

  • Comfortable working on cross-discipline teams (Engineering, Design, UX, Production, QA, etc.)

  • Understanding of multi-environment releases through change management

  • Working knowledge of source control systems (git)

  • Experience working with IDEs (Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, IntelliJ)

  • Great communications skills

  • Commitment to quality and sustainability

  • Share responsibility for upkeep and support of Production systems

  • Background in data privacy and protection is a plus

  • Cloud Engineering/Architecture Certification is desired

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.

We are 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 because of disability.