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About Us

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

Demonware's data team is responsible for creating the services and infrastructure that ingest billions of events our games emit each day. At this scale, the challenges we face empower our engineers to flex their creative engineering muscles. When we get things right the analysts, studios and developers that interact with our systems can rapidly go from question to insight without ever having to talk to us.

The Demonware data team also works with studios to model and instrument the things that matter. We work with our customers to ship data forward applications, ensure compliance of data produced and oversee the quality throughout.

We are looking for a data engineer to join our talented data engineering team that’s responsible for managing our large-scale data footprint. The duties can be performed in our Vancouver Canada office or from our Los Angeles office. If the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in data engineering is enticing, we welcome you to apply.

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Design, develop, and support scalable and efficient data applications, tools and frameworks.

  • Collaborate with internal data customers to provide optimized solutions for their data needs.

  • Assist in developing solutions around our big data platforms using technologies such as Flink, Kafka, Kubernetes, Spark-Streaming, and others.

  • Build efficient data pipelines that allow faster data processing and transformations at scale.

  • Apply data engineering expertise in troubleshooting problems around our large-scale distributed big data systems.

  • Build APIs for integration with our internal systems and third-party data sources.

  • Collaborate closely with other engineers on the data team who are responsible for managing various aspects of our data footprint including data instrumentation, frameworks, ingestion, streaming, processing, transformation, and visualization.

About You

  • Comfortable with one or more computer programming languages (Java, Kotlin, Scala, Python, etc.)

  • Extensive background and strong technical expertise designing, implementing, and running distributed systems at massive scale.

  • Production experience with cloud computing (AWS, GCP, or Azure cloud).

  • Advanced knowledge of some of the big data technologies (Flink, Kafka, PubSub, Spark, etc.).

  • Production experience with version control tools and solid understanding of containerization, build, and deployment processes​​ (Argo CI/CD, GitHub, Jenkins, Airflow, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and provide optimal solutions for complex problems.

  • Advanced understanding of software development practices (preferably agile practices).

  • Good communication and ability to work with data stakeholders independently.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in solving complex data engineering problems at a really large scale.

  • Extensive knowledge of modern data architectures and approaches (Streaming, LakeHouse, Data Mesh, Data Fabric, etc.)

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!

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.

Rewards

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/.

The standard base pay range for this role is $130,007.50 - $274,965.00 CAD. These values reflect the expected annualized base pay range of new hires in British Columbia, Canada. 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.