Senior Software Engineer, Depcon

Apr 02, 2023
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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Senior Software Engineer, Depcon

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Job Description:

Who we are:
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.   
What we do
The work we do together every day impacts almost half a billion players around the world. We solve big company challenges with a small company feel. We are technology-driven with a culture of openness. This means collaborating to solve interesting challenges, enjoying the freedom to talk to anyone, and always feeling respected. We take the work seriously; ourselves, not so much.  
Your Mission
We have an opening in our Vancouver office (or remote in the west coast time zone) for an experienced Go developer with knowledge of Kubernetes and its associated infrastructure integrations (e.g. identity services, networking, storage services, metrics and logs) to join the DEPCON team in our Platform department.
The DEPCON team is responsible for Bonzai!, Demonware’s managed Kubernetes solution that is currently available in our data centres and in Google Cloud Platform.
In this role you will work with our team of Kubernetes experts and make direct contributions to Bonzai! in order to automate, scale and solidify our Kubernetes platform.
Developing, evolving, scaling, productizing and supporting Bonzai! (in Golang) to enable multiple critical Demonware services serving millions of concurrent online users.
Leading and/or actively participating in key infrastructure integration projects involving multiple teams.
Load testing, troubleshooting and debugging, often in collaboration with various internal teams.
Performing root cause analyses and proposing and/or implementing appropriate engineering solutions to prevent or mitigate recurring incidents.
Active participation in design and code reviews.
Participation in a tier-1 on-call support rotation.
About you!
A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.
5+ years relevant experience, preferably in high-volume and/or critical production service environments.
Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication within and between teams.
Strong Go programming skills, and an insatiable desire to automate all the things.
Experience developing and deploying software integrating with the Kubernetes
APIs and custom resource definitions (CRD)
Experience developing and deploying large scale distributed systems in public or private cloud (hundreds to thousands of instances).
Experience with containers and container orchestration technologies, and in particular Kubernetes, in a production environment.
Experience contributing to and participating in the open source community, in particular CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) and related projects.
Solid understanding of fundamental technologies, e.g. TCP/IP, Linux/Unix internals.
Proven ability to take initiative for continuous improvement.
A passion for delighting internal customers.
If you enjoy working with very smart people on complex problems, building upon industry-leading technology, Demonware is the place for you. We are a team of exceptionally passionate people that, despite its small size, is able to accomplish a lot; we do this by making sure every individual plays a major role at Demonware. We look forward to hearing from you.
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.
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.
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.
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