Jr. Network Programmer (Rotational Program)
Activision Central Tech (CT) works to support our development studios and their titles. Comprised of seven main teams, we have many specialties including big data, privacy and security, motion capture and animation pipeline technologies, graphics, build and infrastructure for studio development and data centers, optimization, systems programming, and online services including matchmaking and networking. CT is distributed globally with offices across the U.S., and in Canada, England, Ireland and Japan.
Most of our teams are comprised of both engineering and research talent, allowing us to always have an eye on the future. Our dedicated engineers help with title development and provide valuable knowledge sharing between studios while our researchers are action-oriented and keep a strong connection with the needs of the game studios.
Central Tech is part of Activision. To learn more about us and our research, please visit us at https://research.activision.com/.
Activision Central Tech is seeking dedicated programmers starting their careers to join the Central Tech Rotational Program (CTRP), a 2-year rotational engineering program that provides a breadth of skills within online game networking and mobile games. This is a rare West Coast (hybrid) opportunity to accelerate your career by developing groundbreaking games technology, learning the next-gen consoles inside and out, and to working on leading AAA online titles with top developers like Sledgehammer, Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Raven Software.
Please note, the start dates for this program will be in February 2023 and June 2023.
- Three 8 month rotations
- Rotations mapped to product launches/updates, business needs, and employee interest
- Training and development opportunities, including mentorship
- Opportunity to find your fit and gain exposure to multiple Activision teams by rotating through the following functions:
- Security/Threat Intelligence
- Multiplayer Infrastructure Management
- Game Title Support
- Online Tools
- Call of Duty Mobile
Upon completion of the program, participants will be hired into a role within one of our Activision studios or teams based on employee interest and business need.
You’ll have in your “go bag”
- A degree is not required but if you have a Bachelor or Master’s degree attachment, a Loadout in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent program doesn’t hurt
- At minimum, you should have completed basic training in C++ (there will be a test)
- Experience with network programming (TCP, UDP, security, NAT, etc.), client/server architecture, database development experience
- Sometimes you have to decode to get through some comms. If you know LUA, Python or Java you can level the game
- Own, operate and support the services and features you develop
- Implementing features deep within game-specific engines
- Address online and multiplayer feature issues as needed
- Excited and motivated to learn new areas of development
- Have a code sample? Share your portfolio link or Github
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 in the world!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We seek 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 advised by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
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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.
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All applications should be made in English.
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