Software Engineer (contract)

Santa Monica, CA

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Software Engineer (contract)

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Job Description

Job Title
: Junior Software Engineer

Reporting To: Lead Software, Engineering - Experience Optimization Org

Department: Experience Optimization Org

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

As a Junior Software Engineer at Activision, you will work within the Experience Optimization Org to build innovative and impactful player optimization and personalization platforms and products that help to build loyalty and drive engagement for Activision’s industry leading games.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Build scalable, high-volume, high-availability systems, with a focus on delivering player value.
  • Participate in development of new features and defect resolution on existing applications, as well as assist with scoping and designing new product initiatives.
  • Work with large volumes of data in both relational and NoSQL data stores.
  • Working closely with our Data Scientist group, Game teams and other development teams.
  • Participate in software development best practices and patterns.

Player Profile

  • 1 year of Python experience
  • Python skills preferred but not limited to: Tornado, DJango, Flask, PyTest and PyLint
  • Experience with C++ is desirable but not required
  • Experience with any of the following technologies is a plus: Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Kafka.
  • Self-starter who is excited about learning new technologies. Ability to work independently, learn quickly and be proactive
  • Nice to have experience with cloud technologies such as GCP and/or Data Bricks.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Your Platform

We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!

Activision has been changing the way people play for the past 40 years—as the leading developer and publisher of video games, our teams have created some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking, and beloved entertainment franchises in the industry. Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing about it is, and they’ll tell you it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our current portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. A member of the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For®," "World's Best Employers," as well as "Most Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ professionals and once again made Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.

The video game 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.


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