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Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We work alongside engineers and creatives at our AAA partner studios and deliver the online and data services required by our massive franchises. We have launched well over 100 games, and our services connect multiple millions of players each day into epic entertainment experiences.

While Call of Duty continues to push us to build bigger and better systems year on year. We also have a strong history of supporting great franchises such as Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Destiny, Diablo, Guitar Hero, and Skylanders.

Our success comes from our talented and passionate people. Our work environment is welcoming and collaborative, we deliver on time and at scale.

Your Mission

We’re looking for a Python Web Service expert to join our team. You will design and implement our critical path services, develop game client code and work with studios to integrate these into the latest titles. Demonware has some of the biggest entertainment launches in the world with player counts going from zero to millions of players on day one and Storage services make that possible.

You will lead technical direction and standards with fellow senior engineers on the Storage team and across Demonware. Contribute to our product vision and architectural roadmap and help guide our customers’ plans for the future.

The Storage teams Python services are built on top of Kubernetes, Cassandra DB, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kafka and typically deployed to our own on premises hardware using Ansible, Puppet or git workflows. Knowledge of some of these technologies would be a huge plus.

All our services are accessed from C++ clients which are integrated into Activision’s specific game engines. Integrating our features will be required but don’t worry if you don’t know C++ yet, if you want to learn this is the perfect opportunity!

About you:

  • 7+ years relevant work experience, including in a high-volume or critical production service environment

  • Love to code. Excellent Python knowledge

  • Excellent distributed systems expertise

  • A strong ability and desire to influence the overall direction and outcomes of your team

  • A proven ability to analyze requirements and make corresponding design decisions

  • Experience with at least one major database MySQL, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc.

  • A strong background with open source and Linux environments

  • Delegate, coach, and mentor other team members

  • Experience working at scale - hundreds or thousands of servers

What Demonware Offers:

Relocation Support, generous paid vacation, RRSP matching program and top-tier medical, dental and life insurance coverage for you and your dependents and perks.

Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We run every part of the players’ online experience, from logging in to matchmaking to climbing the leader boards, for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty®, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Crash Bandicoot™ and Skylanders®. Our main motto is Always Game!

Our ability to build immersive and innovative 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!