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.
Join our quest to gamify secure code training!
If you love coding, possess a strong grasp of secure coding practices, and have a passion for sharing your knowledge with others, we’d love to hear from you.
As an Application Security Engineer, you will help us realize the benefits of gamification in knowledge acquisition and retention. You will play a key role in developing competitions and tournaments where participants compete to find, exploit, and fix vulnerabilities in specially crafted vulnerable applications and games that you’ve created.
You’ll join the Product Security team where we are dedicated to empowering our developers with the skills they need to build secure products without saddling them with tedious cookie-cutter training. In addition to coding, you will work with peers to create and deliver presentations and workshops to developers across our game studios. Time permitting, we’ll use your coding skills to help us extract and transform high-signal data from our development toolchains to enable us to accelerate our business analytics capability.
This is a fabulous opportunity to use your skills and creativity as part of a passionate team on a mission to change the secure development training game. We encourage you to apply if this role excites you – even if you think you may not meet all of the requirements.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Design and build code challenges and games that can be used to teach secure code skills.
Collaborate with game teams to understand their training needs and develop training to meet those needs.
Partner with other SMEs to build training content for developers on topics ranging from threat modelling to handling secrets in code, and secure memory management.
Work collaboratively to continuously improve our training program.
Mentor other team members through technical challenges.
Demonstrable experience and proficiency in software development and secure development practices.
Strong programming skills, ideally in C, C++, and Python.
Experience in API programming to extract and transform data.
Ability to communicate software security concepts to developers.
Creative problem solver who can take requirements and turn them into fun, but challenging, learning opportunities.
Ability to learn and problem-solve independently and collaborate as a team to resolve complex problems.
Strong customer focus.
The ability to explain complex coding concepts in easy-to-understand terms.
Passion for promoting a team culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Flexible thinking, ability to adapt to change, and the patience and resilience to introduce change gradually.
Development experience in crafting games - even simple games.
Experience with SecureFlag and its SDK.
Gamer with a curiosity about learning more about the gaming industry.
Teaching or training experience.
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 CrushTM and Bubble WitchTM. 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.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $101,000.00 - $186,754.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.