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

Most of our teams are composed of both engineering and research talent, allowing us to always have an eye on the future. Our talented engineers help with title development and provide valuable knowledge sharing between studios while our researchers are action-oriented and keep a strong connection with the needs of the game studios.

Central Tech is part of Activision. To learn more about us and our research, please visit us at https://research.activision.com/.

Your Mission

We are looking for Technical Producers to join Activision Publishing’s (AP) Central Technology (CT) organization, working with the Senior Director of Technical Production. Activision’s CT organization provides global leadership, engineering support, analysis, and recommendations across various specialized fields for AP’s studios and projects.

The Technical Producer will lead on project managing, scheduling, and communication with team members. In this role, there will be a focus on technical requirements and delivery on features. This role will be instrumental in the transformation of the Call of Duty franchise and will provide the technical production management and oversight necessary to coordinate the work of many teams across distinct studios and geographies.

You'll join a great team of super skilled individuals that can help you grow as a professional!

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish relationships and lines of communication with production personnel at studios and within CT.

  • Build shared technical roadmaps across studios for each of the core technology fields with agreement from studio and CT engineering leadership and production. This may involve establishing new processes and frameworks in an organization that may have operated with a different model.

  • Collaborate with our internal resourcing teams within PMG to ensure adequate staffing to meet technology roadmaps.

  • Help enhance the structure and communications within our core technology development teams to increase development efficiency.

  • Ability to deliver on set goals as determined by leadership partners.

Player Profile:

Communication & Connection

  • Excellent communicator with the ability to lead multiple teams with sometimes divergent requirements along different timelines.

  • Comfortable with building trust in a large organization with many independent operating functional units.

  • Understanding of the technical process of software development.

Production & Project Management

  • Production or other project management background, preferably in the games space or other software-forward environment on either client or backend.

  • Skilled with project management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, and communication infrastructure such as Slack and Miro.

  • A track record of helping ship software products in a timely manner or in rapid development cycles.

  • Build regular reports of key actions and risks at different levels of detail.

  • Successful project planning leading completion and the timely delivery of quality projects.

Extra Points!

  • Experience working on AAA and or first person shooter games.

  • While not required, a technical degree such as a computer engineer or similar experience is a plus.

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 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.

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