Expert Software Engineer, Progression
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6d ago

Who we are :

Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We run every part of the players’ online experience, from logging in to matchmaking to climbing the leaderboards, for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, 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.

What we do :

We're looking for an Expert Software Engineer to provide technical leadership to 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 leading the architecture, design, and delivery of the services that directly enable game features driving revenue and player engagement.

You’ll see your contributions influencing our players’ experiences in major ways.

Your responsibilities :

Architect and deliver innovative and scalable services

Design highly-scalable services using open-source technologies to deliver key progression, rewards, monetization, and social game features in line with our strategic roadmap

Be an essential part of a full-service, cross-disciplinary software development team, leading all stages of the development process : technical design, prototyping, peer reviews, testing, production deployment, and sustainment

Participate in the investigation and resolution of 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

Drive innovation in our software development community

Be a leading contributing member of the worldwide Demonware software development community. Bring knowledge and best practices into the organization 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, both with your own team members and with other teams across the company.

Forge long-term working relationships with senior-level developers, technical directors, and producers across Activision’s game studios

Strengthen the culture of service ownership at Demonware. Engage in mentoring other team members to level up this mindset in other engineers

Your Profile :

9+ years relevant work experience

Expertise in architecting, designing, and delivering software for services platforms

Excellence in writing and reviewing code, preferably in Python

Experience building applications that use MySQL, Cassandra, and / or Redis

Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks

Experience delivering within Scrum / Agile development methodologies

Experience working in a business-critical production environment

Nice to have :

Experience implementing robust service orchestration

Experience working with high-volume, consumer-facing applications

Experience with load testing and performance optimization best practices

Experience working with VMs, Linux containers, Docker, and Kubernetes

Experience working in game economy or social networks

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

What Demonware Offers :

Relocation Support, generous paid vacation, RRSP matching program and top-tier medical, dental and life insurance coverage for you and your dependents and perks.

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