Rotational Engineer, Central Technology

May 01, 2024
Sherman Oaks, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Rotational Engineer, Central Technology

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Job Description:

Your Platform

Activision Central Tech works to support our development studios and their titles. Comprised of seven main teams, we have many specialties including 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. Central Tech 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 collaboration between studios while our researchers make things happen 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

Your Mission

Activision Central Tech is seeking hardworking programmers starting their careers to join the Central Tech Rotational Program (CTRP), an 18-month rotational engineering program that provides a breadth of skills while participants rotate across various Activision game studios and teams. This is a rare West Coast opportunity to accelerate your career by developing ground breaking games technology, learning the next-gen consoles inside and out, and working on leading AAA game titles with top developers like Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software. 

Please note, the start date for this program will be in August 2024. 

Mission Report 

  • Three 6-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.

  • Rotations can include, but are not limited to, the following engineering functions:

    • Game Security

    • Graphics

    • Online Services

    • Tools

    • Call of Duty Mobile 


Mission Accomplished 

Upon completion of the program, successful participants will be invited to apply for a full-time position at the company.

Player Profile 

  •  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 

The Assignment 

  • Own, operate and support the services and features you develop

  • Implementing features deep within game-specific engines

  • Solve and fix online and multiplayer features

  •  Excited and motivated to learn new areas of development

  • Have a code sample? Share your portfolio link or Github 

Our World 

At Activision, we strive to build the most iconic brands in gaming and entertainment. We’re driven by our mission to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences for the world to enjoy, together. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™, and Guitar Hero®. As a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and products, our “press start” is simple: delight hundreds of millions of players around the world with innovative, fun, exciting, and engaging entertainment experiences.

We’re not just looking back at our decades-long legacy; we’re forging ahead to keep advancing gameplay with some of the most popular titles and sophisticated technology in the world. We have bold ambitions to create the most inclusive company as we know our success comes from the passionate, creative, and diverse teams within our organization. 

We’re in the business of delivering fun and unforgettable entertainment for our player community to enjoy. And our future opportunities have never been greater — this could be your opportunity to level up. 

Ready to Activate Your Future? 


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $30.05 - $55.59 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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