Activision, the publisher of the hit Call of Duty franchise, is looking for a Principal Security Engineer to join our Activision Blizzard King (ABK) Security Architecture and Engineering team. If you are an avid gamer with a security and systems engineering background, come be a part of our team. The mission of the Principal Security Engineer is to act as a technical leader in the Security Architecture and Engineering organization. They lead by providing expertise, mentoring, and working with teams throughout the company. They help enable teams through: technology integrations, and workflow automations across physical, virtual and cloud computing, pushing process improvements, influencing organization priorities, and tackling special projects.
This role reports into the Senior Director, Security Engineering Operations and maintains strong relationships with all line-of-business technology groups. You will work closely with several key individuals and teams and will be part of a talented team of security engineers and architects who demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission 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 influence across Security and IT programmes
Identify gaps in our current processes, workflows and design solutions; and recommend changes or enhancements as needed to improve efficiency through automation and scalability
Stay in sync with Security Engineering and Architecture teams to help the organization deliver its goals
Work with other teams to drive new projects, product implementations configuration reviews, ensuring that best practice standards are maintained
Function as a Security SME across the Security organization and company wide
Proven work experience as a system engineer, information security engineer, or information security architect
Display technical excellence in Cloud Native technologies as well as multidisciplinary capabilities in coding, and networking
Be able to map technical controls to the risk they solve and help create business justification for the necessary technical solutions
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 to solve complex problems in support of the team’s mission
Can communicate to senior leaders, provide recommendations, and excels at gaining multi-team alignment
Knowledge of industry best practices for foundational security elements including network devices and system-level hardening
Hands-on experience in gitOps frameworks using tools like ArgoCD, Jenkins, GitHub, etc; and infrastructure as code such as Terraform
Knowledge of containerization software: Docker, Kubernetes
Familiarity with Agile (Scrum or Kanban) and how it’s leveraged for both project and operational work
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
This role is expected to begin and continue as a remote position.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected] General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.
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 and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristic.