Senior Online Services Engineer, Products

    • Vancouver, Canada

Job Title:Senior Online Services Engineer, Products
Requisition ID:R001304
Job Description:Want to be responsible for the awesome gaming experience of hundreds of millions of players? How about building a scalable platform that enables key revenue-driving and player engagement features in world-renowned games?

Demonware is an independently-run part of Activision Blizzard, Inc. We run every part of a player's online experience, from logging in to matchmaking to climbing the leaderboards, for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, and Skylanders.

The work we do together every day impacts almost half a billion players around the world. We solve big company challenges with a small company feel. We are technology-driven with a culture of openness. This means collaborating to solve interesting challenges, enjoying the freedom to talk to anyone, and always feeling respected. We take the work seriously; ourselves, not so much.

Your Role, Your Impact
We're looking for a senior software engineer (SSE) to join up with the development team that designs, builds, runs, and evolves our in-game social, progression, rewards, and monetization services platforms for the Call of Duty franchise and other popular Activision titles.

In this role, you'll be hands-on in shaping and delivering the services that directly enable game features driving revenue and player engagement. You'll see your contributions influencing our players' experiences in major ways.

This is a full-time position at Demonware's office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, reporting to a Senior Engineering Manager in Demonware's Products department.

Your Contribution

  • Build innovative and scalable services.
    • Build highly-scalable services using open-source storage technologies.
    • Be an essential part of a full-service, cross-disciplinary software development team, participating in all stages of the development process: technical design, peer reviews, capacity planning, production deployment, and sustainment.
    • Investigate and resolve problems at scale for our mission-critical services. Contribute to root cause analysis efforts. Help the team implement fixes and apply what we've learned to prevent recurring issues.
    • Demonstrate a customer-focused mindset, keeping the success of our game studio partners and an excellent player experience front and center at all times.
  • Influence our technology community.
    • Be a contributing member of the worldwide Demonware software engineering community. Bring knowledge and best practices into the team and share your expertise with other teams who will benefit from it.
    • Share comprehensive design feedback in the development of new services and service architecture.
    • Build long-term working relationships with senior online developers, technical directors, and producers across Activision's game studios.
    • Strengthen the culture of service ownership at Demonware. Engage in mentoring more junior team members to level up this mindset in other engineers.

What Demonware Offers
Relocation support, 5 weeks of vacation plus 3 bonus days in December, RRSP matching, and top-tier medical, dental, and life insurance coverage for you and your dependents.

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Your Qualifications
  • 7+ years relevant work experience
  • Expertise in building software for services platforms
  • Excellence in writing and reviewing code, preferably in Python
  • Experience building applications with MySQL, Cassandra, and/or Redis
  • Experience working with VMs, Linux containers, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks
  • Experience delivering within Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Experience working in a business-critical production environment

Bonus Points
  • Experience working in game economy or social networks
  • Experience working with high-volume, consumer-facing applications
  • Experience implementing robust service orchestration
  • Experience with load testing and performance optimisation best practices
  • Instincts for an investigative approach and a curiosity to apply new technologies
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations and requirements
  • Ownership of initiatives from inception through deployment and sustainment
  • Excellence in proactive, open-minded collaboration across teams

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

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