Software Development Intern

About the Employer

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Software Development Intern

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Job Description:

The Company

Demonware provides online software and services for gaming. We design, develop, and host services for some of the world’s biggest video game franchises, including Call of Duty and Crash Bandicoot.

We are a technology-driven company with a commitment to openness. This means collaborating to solve problems, the freedom to talk to anyone, and the best idea wins. We take the work seriously; ourselves, not so much.

Demonware has offices in Dublin, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Shanghai, China, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Big company challenges, small company culture

Demonware hosts millions of concurrently connected users. Technologies we use but not limited to are Python, Linux, MySQL, C++, and Erlang. We solve tough problems on a day to day basis, and interns have a big impact on what we do. We’ve had interns commit code and have it running in production within the first three days of joining.

We also like to have fun while we’re working hard. We dress casually, we have flexible hours, and we have kickass coffee.

“We get to work with large distributed systems, debug them, and have to visualize them in our heads – things you wouldn’t have exposure to or get to touch in any other workplace. The work is challenging, and you get to work alongside highly experienced people.”

- Tyler Dixon, intern, 16 months

The Role

  • Helping game studios integrate multiplayer features into the next ‘Call of Duty’
  • Developing plugins and extending our automation framework
  • Developing core features for our allocation and provisioning systems
  • Creating tools to automate all the things!

We’re open to work terms of 4, 8, 12, or 16 months. Generally, the longer the term, the more in-depth the experience.


  • Excellent programming skills
  • A good grasp of fundamental algorithms and data structures
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Familiarity with source control (git preferred)
  • Excellent debugging and analytical skills
  • Can identify complex problems and find simple solutions
  • Can clearly communicate technical concepts in plain English


  • Understanding of SQL−based databases (MySQL preferred)
  • Knowledge of networking technologies, e.g. TCP, UDP
  • Experience with multi−platform software development
  • Experience with security and scalability
  • Experience developing REST web services

We’re looking for the same qualities as Joel Spolsky: “smart, and gets things done”. For that reason, we welcome your application even if your work experience is limited and you haven’t yet built up a mile-long resume.

Please list any additional experience you have with Linux at home, any programming-related hobbies and resulting projects, any interesting school assignments you worked on, any open source involvement and a link to your code repository and/or blog.

As part of the application process, you will need to complete a Coding Challenge.

Once you have completed the test, your results will be reviewed by our hiring managers along with your resume/cover Letter/transcripts. Below you will find a link to the Codility site where the challenge is hosted. You will need uninterrupted time to complete the challenge. We recommend that you try the demo on the site before attempting the official test. Once you click on the actual test link below you will see welcome screen which contains an option to "Try demo" button.

The Test:

You will need to complete the actual test in order for us to review your application.


  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and drinks from a fully stocked kitchen
  • City-center office location
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vacation allowance
  • Competitive pay
  • Free games
  • Intern Team Events

How to Apply

You can apply directly through your Coop office or directly apply to us a if you are not going through your school program. Please submit your resume, cover letter (optional but preferred) and a copy of your most recent school transcripts