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.