Your Platform

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

Activision, the publisher of the hit Call of Duty franchise, is looking for a passionate Director of Security Architecture to join our Activision Blizzard King (ABK) Security Architecture and Engineering function. If you are an avid gamer with a security and systems engineering background, come be a part of our team. The mission of the Security Architecture team is to act as the planning arm of Security Engineering. This team maintains the ‘overall picture’ as well as an evolving plan on how to make the status-quo better. The Security Architecture Director will both lead the team, mentor and upskill the security architects; and define the strategy for helping improve the security posture at ABK.

This role reports into the Sr. Director, Security Engineering Operations and maintains good relationships with all line-of-business technology groups. You will work closely with several key individuals and teams and will be part of a dedicated team of security engineers and architects who demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security across our enterprise. Qualified candidates will have a background in IT, computer, security systems analysis and engineering.

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

  • Providing leadership and decision making for all aspects of Security Architecture across IT programmes and solutions

  • Leading the team and working with other engineering leaders to create and maintain a cohesive vision and roadmap

  • Identify gaps in our current processes, workflows and design solutions; recommend and make changes or enhancements as needed to improve efficiency through automation and scalability

  • Work with other teams across ABK to drive new projects, product implementations configuration reviews, ensuring that best practice standards are maintained

  • Oversee technology procurement choices for automation systems and system controls in partnership with security architecture

  • Act as a team leader for the Security Architecture team, taking care of their wellbeing and career path, managing and mentoring a group of experienced architects

  • Expand and enhance the metrics program within the team

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a leader of security architects or information security engineers

  • Display technical excellence in Cloud Native technologies as well as multidisciplinary capabilities in coding, networking, governance, project management, etc.

  • Excellent knowledge of Cloud Platforms like Google Cloud, AWS, Azure

  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols

  • Ability to problem solve independently and collaborate as a team, and lead a team in order to solve complex problems in support of the team’s mission

  • Knowledge of industry best practices for foundational security elements including network devices and system-level hardening

  • DevOps/gitOps experience

  • Knowledge of containerization software: Docker, Kubernetes

Extra Points:

  • Excellent knowledge of cloud security best practices and solutions in cloud security posture management and cloud security workload management.

  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management frameworks in cloud environments

  • Hands-on experience with serverless functions

  • Hands-on experience with log collection, normalizing, and management; security infrastructure and policies; and risk mitigation

  • Knowledge about the current security threat landscape and common tactics, techniques and procedures used in offensive security

  • Knowledge of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) products.

  • Knowledge of operating systems and database security

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 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.