Build Engineer - Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward is looking for a talented Build Engineer to join our development team working on Call of Duty Modern Warfare!
The Build Pipeline team at Infinity Ward knows just how critical they are to delivering a world class gaming experience. Responsible for the end-to-end workflows across multiple development branches, the pipeline team owns the orchestration and provisioning services needed to create, package, and test a massive amount of build artifacts, including support for multiple gaming platforms (Playstation/XBox/Windows/iOS). The associated explosion of data requires creative engineering solutions that continuously optimize performance, intelligently throttle throughput, and properly scale the capacity needed to facilitate our massive CI/CD pipeline. Constant interaction with your customers (engineering, design, and art departments) allows exploration into the diverse tool sets used in professional game development, and encouraged in order to develop an understanding of our toolchains and overall dependencies that are essential to the tuning of your system.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning video game developer, and work with the best gaming talent in the world. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in designing, implementing, and optimizing within an end-to-end build pipeline responsible for the production of top-tier games or services. We are looking for someone who is passionate about making an impact across the organization, comfortable with frequent context switching, and confident in making informed decisions.
Responsibilities include a wide range of systems engineering tasks across multiple domains:
- Gather and prioritize requirements from engineers, content creators, and designers, whose success depends on your ability to increase their workflow efficiency.
- Design and develop various services, tools, and workflows across the end-to-end build pipeline, while maintaining laser focus on the availability, predictability, and performance of your services.
- Take initiative to find and solve challenging problems across an ecosystem of cross-studio services and process.
- Promote collaboration within and across team boundaries, while looking for opportunities to mentor, educate and/or support those around you.
- Drive continuous innovation by advocating best practices that impact code health, testing, and maintainability.
- Define new metrics and systems for observing, evaluating, and further optimizing business processes.
- Maintain and evolve infrastructure needed to scale studio services such as: Continuous Integration, Automated Testing, Distribution and Caching systems.
- 5+ years of experience within CI/CD pipelines operating at enterprise scale
- Proficiency in Python, or comparable scripting language
- Experience with distributed build and version control systems
- In-depth understanding of modern design patterns (REST interaction with backend services)
- Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
- Passion for test automation frameworks
- Background in C/C++ or C#
- Experience managing/scaling datacenter capacity (VMs, games consoles, etc)
- Experience with containerization technology (Docker)
- Experience leveraging cloud hosting platforms (Azure, GCP)
- Experience with game or media development
About Infinity Ward
Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty® franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won more than 200 "Game of the Year" awards and 100 "Editor's Choice" awards, among many other industry accolades. Some of our previous titles include: Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare and most recently, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare. Infinity Ward employs more than 250 people in Woodland Hills, CA, just outside of Los Angeles.
A critically acclaimed studio, Infinity Ward is proud to have one of the most passionate and talented development teams in the industry. We love to have as much fun as the games we create, and it shows in our relaxed, yet diligent, workplace environment. We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we like to look after ours. We enjoy having fun with top-notch events that everyone gets involved with.
Infinity Ward is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at https://www.infinityward.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/InfinityWard/, and @InfinityWard on Twitter.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate 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.
Infinity Ward 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. We have built a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players. We are looking for new talents to help take our emergent media offering to the next level.
We need all sorts of heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people.
Ready to play?
Come join our world and work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the business.
All applications should be made in English.
Discover more at https://www.activisionblizzardmedia.com/