Jr. Network Programmer

    • Sherman Oaks, CA

Job Title:Jr. Network Programmer
Requisition ID:R001378
Job Description:Job Title: Junior Network Programmer
Reporting To: Sr. Technical Director, Online
Department: Central Tech, Online
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA

Your Platform

Activision Central Tech works to support our development studios and their titles. Comprised 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 comprised 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

Activision Blizzard is seeking talented junior programmers to join its Central Technology division with an opportunity to build skills and experience work on leading AAA online titles.

This is a rare West Coast opportunity to develop cutting edge games technology, learn the next-gen consoles inside and out, and to work with top developers like Sledgehammer, Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Vicarious Visions.

Successful candidates will demonstrate superior programming and problem-solving skills, and will be self-motivated and reliable.

Player Profile

  • Working knowledge of C++
  • Experience with network programming (TCP, UDP, security, NAT, etc.), client/ server architecture, database development experience.
  • Practical facility in a language such as LUA, Python or Java is helpful
  • Own, operate and support the services and features you develop
  • Implementing features deep within game-specific engines
  • Troubleshoot online and multiplayer features
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent program

Please include the link to your code samples along with your resume.

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 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.

Activision develops and publishes games based on the world's most beloved entertainment franchises.

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