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Sr. Tools Engineer


Your Mission

Activision is looking for talented Senior Tools Engineers at multiple locations to join our different studios in working across the next generation of the Call of Duty franchise as well as on other projects.

We have openings ranging from across our Central Technology teams to with our game studios, focused on everything from content creation tooling to modernizing our editor to working on our build and CI pipelines and technology to focusing in on more niche areas, such as with character animation tools.

Specific responsibilities and requirements will vary a bit role by role, but a broad rundown of core areas would include:

·         Build and maintain production quality code for our tools

·         Diagnose and fix issues/bottlenecks in existing tools

·         Honing Studio services such as; Continuous integration, Automated Testing, Distribution and Caching systems

·         Coordinate feature sets, roadmaps, and technical requirements provided by stakeholders to implement high quality software to facilitate the creative process

·         Continuously learn and collaborate with cross-disciplinary team members

Player Profile

·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, or equivalent work experience

·         5+ years of experience in media-pipeline tools development (game tools, DCC tools, movie tools)

·         Team motivated with a good work ethic and desire to keep improving

·         Proficiency with C/C++ and computer architecture knowledge

·         Experience using Python, Perl or other scripting languages

·         Ability to quickly understand and work with internally and externally developed code

·         Grasp of fundamentals of 3D math

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills

·         Self-motivated, focused, passionate, results-oriented

·         Passion for games

Bonus Points:

·         Experience with C#

·         Experience with DevOps toolsets: Puppet, Jenkins, RunDeck, etc..

·         Strong source control skills: Perforce, Git, etc..

·         Previous console tool experience

·         Familiarity with DCC tools (3DS Max, Maya, etc..)

·         Passion for usability and user interface design; with knowledge of practical UI design principles

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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