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About us

This is an exceptionally exciting time to be at Activision, a period of phenomenal change and ambition throughout the organization! Activision Central Tech (or "CT") is a global, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting the technological needs of our games. We work alongside Activision studios around the world to build the most compelling entertainment experiences ever seen.

Your role

Activision is searching for a Senior Engineer to join its CT group based in Manchester. This is a full-time permanent position, learning and working in a friendly and inclusive environment alongside some of the best game creators in the world. You will help us craft the next generation of the massively successful Call of Duty® series of games.

Responsibilities include:

  • Architect, implement, optimize, and support the asset processing systems which enable our artists and designers to create & iterate as efficiently as possible.

  • Work across the entire Call of Duty® content pipeline, from asset editors to infrastructure to the game engine.

  • Work with other teams to achieve the game’s feature and performance goals.

How might we streamline and accelerate the way we create the hit games of tomorrow? Help us find out!


  • A degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years' experience working as a C++ engineer in the game industry or a related field.

Skills & Attributes

Our ideal candidate for this role would possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Creative, motivated, focused, and results oriented

  • Capable and eager to take a leading role in projects critical to the business

  • Industry-leading expertise in game asset processing pipelines

  • Proven track record of shipping high quality code

  • Strong writing and communication skills


These are not firm requirements, but we would be especially interested in talking to anyone with:

  • High-performance database design and implementation

  • High-performance networking and disk I/O

  • Distributed build frameworks

  • Graphics, physics, and animation data models

  • Technical writing

What we offer

  • A friendly, international team of game technology experts ready to guide and support you.

  • A healthy work-life balance. We create our best work when our free time is valued and respected.

  • Access to counselling services and mental health support through our wellness programs such as AbleTo and our Employee Assistance Program.

  • Opportunities for working remotely and from our office in Manchester.

  • Generous benefits package and comprehensive relocation support if needed.


We love hearing from anyone who is talented and enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Activision is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this role regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or whether they are parents, carers, a person with disabilities or any person protected by applicable law.

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. Lastly, in your application please feel free to let us know which pronouns you use.