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Your Platform

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.

Your Mission

Activision Blizzard, the publisher of the hit Call of Duty franchise, is looking for a passionate system security / information security engineer to join our Activision Blizzard King (ABK) Information Security team. If you are an avid gamer with a security and systems engineering background, come be a part of our team. The Security Engineer will support ABK Security Eng and other business partner teams to build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding information security systems, infrastructure, and tools within the business. This role reports into the Business Information Security Officer (BISO) - Activision 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 product and business unit 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 or engineering.

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

  • Serve as a liaison between the ABK Information Security team and business.

  • Ability to effect change through a position of inspiration

  • Manage requirements, provide technical solutions, coordinate with ABK Information Security, and ensure timelines are met and decisions are made swiftly.

  • Trusted advisor for the development of an enterprise-wide security strategy and roadmap.

  • Develop processes and procedures to maintain and execute the enterprise-wide security roadmap within the business.

  • Provide technical guidance for designing security capabilities in a cloud, traditional on-prem environment.

  • Provide cyber technical solutions and strategy aligned with the business and the future roadmap for new product capabilities.

  • Work collaboratively with ABK Information Security Architecture and Engineering team.

  • Participate in the design of information security and operational support systems.

  • Act as an escalation point for the business regarding security issues and requests.

  • Develop technical solutions, new security tools/scripts to automate repeatable tasks

  • Identify and define system security requirements

  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols

  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes, and propositions for further system security enhancement

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a system engineer or information security engineer/Engineer

  • Detailed technical knowledge of operating systems and database security

  • Hands-on experience with log collection, normalizing, and management; security infrastructure and policies; and risk mitigation

  • Experience with network technologies, security, and monitoring tools

  • 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

  • Proven experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows and/or UNIX/Linux based environments

  • Knowledge of industry best practices for foundational security elements including network devices and system-level hardening

Extra Points:

  • Knowledge of Cloud Services like Google Cloud, AWS, Azure

  • Knowledge of containerization software: Docker, Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of shell scripting, Python, Perl

  • Knowledge of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) products.

  • Knowledge of DevOps

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 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

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $101,000.00 - $186,754.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.