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Senior Python Developer - Game Storage

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🇮🇪 Dublin

Job Description:

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 bespoke 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!


  • 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

Some of the Benefits:

  • 5 weeks of vacation
  • Pension matching and contributions
  • Top-tier medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
  • Lots of little perks like free snacks, games room and foosball

Demonware By The Numbers:

  • 469+ million gamers
  • 3.2+ million concurrent online gamers
  • 100+ games
  • 300,000 requests per second at peak
  • Average query response time of <.02 second
  • 630,000+ metrics a minute
  • 132 billion+ API calls per month

Company Details:

Demonware is responsible for developing and running the online services for some of the largest entertainment franchises in the world. We work side by side with Activision’s game studios including Treyarch, Infinity Ward & Sledgehammer Games to deliver amazing games at massive scale. We ensure that those games stay online, 24/7 for years after launch.

The Products department is responsible for the online services product suite that serve the Call of Duty franchise and Activision’s other major titles. We work closely with title project teams at Demonware and the studios to make sure they have the features they need for their upcoming games. We chart a long-term vision for these products to provide the capabilities that enable Activision's game studios to focus on building the best games in the world.