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Activision Central Tech works to support our development studios and their titles. Comprised of seven main teams, we have many specialties including 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. We are distributed globally with offices across the U.S., and in Canada, England, Ireland and Japan.

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

This is a hybrid role that will require a weekly onsite presence at our Sherman Oaks, CA location

Your Mission

The Central Tech team is looking for a Release Engineer to help deliver the world’s premiere FPS franchise to millions of fans. We’re looking for someone who can bridge technical, business, and production subject areas to deliver the best user experience possible!

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

Requirements:

  • Validated experience architecting, configuring, and administrating games on a major platform (PC experience preferred) (3 +years).

  • PC platform experience.

  • Experience packaging and shipping titles on Steam.

  • Proficiency in Python, or a similar scripting language.

  • Experience working with or in mature build pipelines and build infrastructure at scale.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytic skills.

  • Comfortable collaborating with technical and non-technical teams alike.

  • Love of games!

Bonus Points:

  • Experience handling content delivery networks.

  • Experience writing PC installers.

  • Background in C++ programming.

  • Experience with mobile packaging and submissions.

  • Experience in other areas of video game technology.

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.

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 video game 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 characteristics.

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.

About Activision Blizzard Media

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®.

The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences. We have built a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players. We are looking for new talents to help take our emergent media offering to the next level.

We need all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people.

Ready to play?

Come join our world and work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the business.

All applications should be made in English.

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