Senior Software Engineer, Commerce

Mar 27, 2024
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer, Commerce

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Job Description:

Your Platform

Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We work alongside engineers and creatives at our AAA partner studios and deliver the online and data services required by our massive franchises. We have launched well over 100 games, and our services connect multiple millions of players each day into epic entertainment experiences.

While Call of Duty continues to push us to build bigger and better systems year on year. We also have a strong history of supporting great franchises such as Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Destiny, Diablo, Guitar Hero, and Skylanders.

Our success comes from our talented and passionate people. Our work environment is welcoming and collaborative, we deliver on time and at scale.

Your Mission

We’re looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our team to work on backend Commerce services, game integrations, and data analysis.

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 our services make that possible. Our Commerce services integrate with many platforms including Apple, Google, Xbox, Sony, Battlenet, and Steam ensuring secure, reliable, and consistent delivery of purchases for our players. This means you will directly impact the online and multiplayer experience for AAA games.

Key Responsibilities

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

You will work side by side with game studios at Activision to make radical game designs a reality at scale. You will design new online services and features to support the future of the online gaming market. You will integrate new and existing online services into each game. You will contribute to low-latency and large-scale distributed systems that can handle millions of concurrently connected users. You will utilize the rich data produced by our services to ensure an excellent player experience.


About You

  • Experience developing backend online services and features that are reliable and scale to be used by millions of users all around the world

  • Experience with the operation and support of the services or features you develop

  • Interest to work as a partner with game studios, designing online and multiplayer experiences

  • Interest in travel to game studios to provide on-site design and integration support

  • Experience providing technical mentorship to other team members

  • Expertise in Python or C++ coding, or skills in a similar language

  • Experience with RESTful APIs

  • Experience with at least one major database e.g. MySQL, Cassandra or other, preferably at very large scale

  • Experience working with container orchestration e.g. Kubernetes

  • An interest in open source and Linux environments with a deep understanding of networking protocols, e.g. TCP/IP and HTTP.

  • Interest in solving various and complex problems.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with multi-platform development, including PC, Xbox, and Playstation

  • Hands on integration of services into game engines and studio codebases

  • Experience integrating with the backend service Commerce APIs of one or more gaming platforms.

  • Experience with open-source or proprietary game engines

  • Experience working with public cloud providers and cloud technologies e.g. Amazon, GCP, Azure


What Demonware Offers

Relocation Support, generous paid vacation, RRSP matching program and top-tier medical, dental and life insurance coverage for you and your dependents and perks.


Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We run every part of the players’ online experience, from logging in to matchmaking to climbing the leader boards, for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty®, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Crash Bandicoot™and Skylanders®. Our main motto is Always Game! 


Our ability to build immersive and innovative 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.

Activision 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.

The standard base pay range for this role is 91,770 - 194,120 CAD annually. These values reflect the expected annualized base pay range of new hires in British Columbia, Canada. Ultimately, your offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share additional details for this role during the hiring process.


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

The standard base pay range for this role is $91,770.00 - $194,120.00 CAD. These values reflect the expected annualized base pay range of new hires in British Columbia, Canada. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. 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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