Lead Build Engineer - Raven Software

    • Madison, WI

Job Title:Lead Build Engineer - Raven Software
Requisition ID:R001372
Job Description:Your Platform

Founded in 1990, Raven Software is the developer of numerous award-winning games including Hexen , Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast , Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and most recently, a major contributor to the blockbuster Call of Duty ® franchise. We're based in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, annually ranked on numerous lists as one of the top places to live and work.
We have a unique vision for our industry. One that has and continues to inspire us. We bring no egos. We focus on what is best for the game. We hire stunning peers. We own our own mistakes. We treat each other with respect. After nearly 30 years, Raven Software is still thriving. We developed a team who cares about one another, our games and our players. As we enter the next exciting chapter of our story, we are growing. Our team is creative, highly intelligent, well-led and equipped to face this exciting future. If you want to work with a world-class team, on exciting new projects, then apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.

Raven Software is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us atwww.ravensoftware.com, on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ravensoftware, and @RavenSoftware on Twitter.

Your Mission

As a Lead Build Engineer you will ensure that the digital asset build pipeline is efficient and fast, delivering our game content into the hands of our developers, testers and end-users. This is a great opportunity to be part of a passionate development team delivering cutting-edge games.

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

  • Lead a team of build engineers
  • Mentorship, scheduling and performance reviews of reports
  • Participate in the code review process
  • Interviewing and hiring
  • Develop, modify, debug, and optimizes existing build/asset pipeline and CI systems
  • Handle large data set Perforce integrations, including resolving of proprietary file formats
  • Work with IT to maintain, deploy, and scale the Build farm for the studio
  • Co-develop and collaborate with other Activision studios
  • Document software and features for internal and external teams

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineer, or Math related field
  • Proficiency in Python, or other scripting languages
  • 5+ years' experience in building tools & pipelines for game development
  • Experience with C/C++, C# and computer architecture knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of revision control systems & branching schemes; Perforce, Git, etc.
  • Ability to quickly understand and work with internally and externally developed code
  • Proficiency with CI solutions; Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, BuildBot, etc.
  • Creative, motivated, focused, passionate, results-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to write efficient, readable, and reliable code
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Previously shipped titles

Extra Points:
  • Distributed build system experience; SN-DBS, Incredibuild
  • Familiar with PS4/Xbox tools and release processes
  • Experience with patching and submitting products to first parties
  • Experience with Linux; CentOS, Ubuntu
  • Working knowledge of web technologies; JavaScript, Flask, Jinja, etc.
  • Working knowledge of DevOps tools; Puppet, Docker, Grafana, InfluxDB, Kubernetes

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.

Raven Software 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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