Build online services to store Game profiles, statistics, progression, replays, user generated content, configuration and other data for some of the biggest games on earth. Our game client connects console and PC titles to the most reliable online storage services in the business and we need you to join us.
We’re looking for a Python Web Service expert to join our team. You will design and implement our critical path services, develop game client code and work with studios to integrate these into the latest titles. 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 Storage services make that possible.
You will lead technical direction and standards with fellow senior engineers on the Storage team and across Demonware. Contribute to our product vision and architectural roadmap and help guide our customers plans for the future.
The Storage teams Python services are built on top of Kubernetes, Cassandra DB, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kafka and typically deployed to our own on premises hardware using Ansible, Puppet or git workflows. Knowledge of some of these technologies would be a huge plus.
All our services are accessed from C++ clients which are integrated into Activision’s bespoke game engines. Integrating our features will be required but don’t worry if you don’t know C++ yet, if you want to learn this is the perfect opportunity!
7+ years relevant work experience, including in a high-volume or critical production service environment
Love to code. Excellent Python knowledge
Excellent distributed systems expertise
A strong ability and desire to influence the overall direction and outcomes of your team
A proven ability to analyze requirements and make corresponding design decisions
Experience with at least one major database MySQL, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc.
A strong background with open source and Linux environments
Delegate, coach and mentor other team members
Experience working at scale - hundreds or thousands of servers
5 weeks of vacation
Pension matching and contributions
Top-tier medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
Lots of little perks like free snacks, games room and foosball
469+ million gamers
3.2+ million concurrent online gamers
300,000 requests per second at peak
Average query response time of <.02 second
630,000+ metrics a minute
132 billion+ API calls per month
Demonware is responsible for developing and running the online services for some of the largest entertainment franchises in the world. We work side by side with Activision’s game studios including Treyarch, Infinity Ward & Sledgehammer Games to deliver amazing games at massive scale. We ensure that those games stay online, 24/7 for years after launch.
The Products department is responsible for the online services product suite that serve the Call of Duty franchise and Activision’s other major titles. We work closely with title project teams at Demonware and the studios to make sure they have the features they need for their upcoming games. We chart a long-term vision for these products to provide the capabilities that enable Activision's game studios to focus on building the best games in the world.