Full Time Job

Software Engineer, Matchmaking


Vancouver, BC 11-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
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 a Software Engineer to join our Matchmaking team. We design, build, run, and evolve matchmaking services for the Call of Duty franchise and other popular Activision titles. You will work with the game studios to innovate in the domain of matchmaking. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining software systems that match players from all over the world. You'll join a team striving to produce the best possible experience for our players. In addition to this, you will guide Activision wide changes to the multiplayer experience. These initiatives will involve our studio partners and other business units from around Activision.

Your responsibilities:
• Design and deliver services that get our players into great games, and to enhance our visibility into those games to further optimizer the player experience
• 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
• 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.

About you:
• 3+ years relevant work experience
• Experience in writing code, preferably in Python
• Experience developing reliable and scalable online services
• Experience with the operation and support of the services you develop
• Experience working with customers to gather requirements and define solutions
• Interest in working as a partner with game studios, designing online and multiplayer experiences

Bonus Points:
• 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 matchmaking, heuristic based optimization problems, and/or experiment/data driven system enhancement
• Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations and requirements
• Experience with Machine Learning

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-roxzy1-54-144-55-253-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.