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Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We work alongside engineers and creatives at our AAA partner studios and deliver the online and data services required by our massive franchises. We have launched well over 100 games, and our services connect multiple millions of players each day into epic entertainment experiences.

While Call of Duty continues to push us to build bigger and better systems year on year. We also have a strong history of supporting great franchises such as Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Destiny, Diablo, Guitar Hero, and Skylanders.

Our success comes from our talented and passionate people. Our work environment is welcoming and collaborative, we deliver on time and at scale.

Your Mission

We’re looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our team to work on backend Commerce services, game integrations, and data analysis.

Demonware has some of the biggest entertainment launches in the world with player counts going from zero to millions of players on day one and our services make that possible. Our Commerce services integrate with many platforms including Apple, Google, Xbox, Sony, Battlenet, and Steam ensuring secure, reliable, and consistent delivery of purchases for our players. This means you will directly impact the online and multiplayer experience for AAA games.

Key Responsibilities

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

You will work side by side with game studios at Activision to make radical game designs a reality at scale. You will design new online services and features to support the future of the online gaming market. You will integrate new and existing online services into each game. You will contribute to low-latency and large-scale distributed systems that can handle millions of concurrently connected users. You will utilize the rich data produced by our services to ensure an excellent player experience.

About You

Experience developing backend online services and features that are reliable and scale to be used by millions of users all around the world

Experience with the operation and support of the services or features you develop

Interest to work as a partner with game studios, designing online and multiplayer experiences

Interest in travel to game studios to provide on-site design and integration support

Experience providing technical mentorship to other team members

Expertise in Python or C++ coding, or skills in a similar language

Experience with RESTful APIs

Experience with at least one major database e.g. MySQL, Cassandra or other, preferably at very large scale

Experience working with container orchestration e.g. Kubernetes

An interest in open source and Linux environments with a deep understanding of networking protocols, e.g. TCP/IP and HTTP.

Interest in solving various and complex problems.

Bonus Points

Experience with multi-platform development, including PC, Xbox, and Playstation

Hands on integration of services into game engines and studio codebases

Experience integrating with the backend service Commerce APIs of one or more gaming platforms.

Experience with open-source or proprietary game engines

Experience working with public cloud providers and cloud technologies e.g. Amazon, GCP, Azure

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.

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 leader boards, for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty®, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Crash Bandicoot™and Skylanders®. Our main motto is Always Game!

Our ability to build immersive and innovative worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame 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.

About Activision Blizzard Media

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that change only happens when we all come together. It’s our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is our mission – it’s the thread that connects our people, our players, and our passion for our games. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of fun?

Kingsters are seriously playful: creative thinkers who balance art and science to bring moments of magic to millions daily. But our players aren’t the only ones that can level-up. We’re always looking for ways to champion each other and make what’s already great, even better.

So, if this feels like a fun way to spend your days, and you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful.

Applications needs to be in English.

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