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Interns will be required to be onsite at the Demonware Vancouver office following the team's work schedule (hybrid, 3 days a week), a relocation package may be offered depending on eligibility.

The Company

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 franchises. We craft, develop, and host services for some of the world’s biggest video game franchises, including Call of Duty and Crash Bandicoot.

We are a technology company and dedicated to openness. This means collaborating to tackle problems, the freedom to talk to anyone, and the best idea wins. We take the work seriously; ourselves, not so much!

We’re open to work terms of 8+ months. If you just graduated, we still want to hear from you!

Big company challenges, small company culture

Demonware hosts millions of concurrently connected users. Some of the technologies we use are Python, Linux, MySQL, C++, and Erlang. We solve tough problems on a day-to-day basis, and interns have a huge impact on what we do. We’ve had interns produce code and have it running in production within the first three days of joining.

The Role

  • Helping game studios integrate multiplayer features into the next ‘Call of Duty’

  • Developing plugins and extending our automation framework

  • Developing core features for our allocation and provisioning systems

  • Evolving, scaling, productizing and supporting our Kubernetes platform

  • Crafting and implementing tools and automations running on distributed systems

  • Deploying and maintaining multiple Kubernetes clusters across multiple DCs with hundreds of nodes

  • Performing root cause analyses and proposing and/or implementing appropriate engineering solutions to prevent or mitigate recurring incidents.

  • Participating in design and code reviews.

  • Crafting tools to automate all the things

Requirements

  • Excellent programming skills

  • A good grasp of fundamental algorithms and data structures

  • Familiarity with Linux

  • Familiarity with source control (git preferred)

  • Excellent debugging and analytical skills

  • Can identify sophisticated problems and find simple solutions

  • Can clearly communicate technical concepts in plain English

Nice-to-haves

  • Understanding of SQL−based databases (MySQL preferred)

  • Knowledge of networking technologies, e.g. TCP, UDP

  • Experience with multi−platform software development

  • Experience with security and scalability

  • Experience developing REST web services

  • Experience with Kubernetes and golang

Please list any additional experience you have with Linux at home, any programming-related hobbies and resulting projects, any exciting school assignments you worked on, any open-source involvement and a link to your code repository and/or blog.

Perks

  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and drinks from a fully stocked kitchen

  • BBQs and Lunch & Learns

  • City-center office location

  • Vacation allowance

  • Competitive pay

  • Free games

How to Apply

You can apply directly through your Coop office or directly apply at demonware.net

If you are not applying through your school program, please submit your resume, cover letter (optional but preferred) and a copy of your most recent school transcripts.

The standard base pay for this role is 65,000 CAD annually. This value is the expected annualized base pay of interns in British Columbia, Canada.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply

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 $45,202.50 - $95,655.00 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.