We are seeking a well-versed and knowledgeable Archivist to join Activision Central Technology. As an Archivist, you will be tasked with maintaining and preserving our company’s extensive library of game-related artifacts. You will also work closely with game developers, designers, studio IT, Legal and first party teams to organize and catalog their work for future reference and use.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Build and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all game-related materials. This includes concept art, design documents, technical documentation, game builds, development assets and other multimedia materials.
Develop and implement an archiving system that is efficient and easy to use, ensuring that all materials are properly cataloged, labeled, and stored. This includes the preservation of historical materials, ensuring that they are accurately stored and protected from damage or loss.
Lead archival scripting and integration support for development workflows and software such as GitHub, Perforce, Atlassian stack, Slack.
Work with vital teams to ensure all campaigns meet legal and compliance requirements.
Collaborate with marketing and PR teams to provide marketing materials and content using archived assets.
Stay updated on the latest techniques and technologies in the field. Proactively recommend updates and improvements to our archival practices as needed.
Technical proficiencies - Working knowledge of the following:
Competency with at least one scripting language such as Python
Cloud storage platforms such as AWS and GCP
Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, Archival Science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
7+ years of validated experience leading archival management for a large company, preferably at a video game company.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Extensive experience in version control software and digital asset management systems with proficiency in Perforce.
Expertise in archival and preservation standard protocols, including knowledge of metadata standards and archival software.
Experience in working in cross developer collaboration and setting standards in an open collaborative manner.
Must have strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
Ability to lead and influence others as well as work independently and as part of a team.
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 Blizzard 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 $87,480.00 - $161,910.00 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.