Tools Engineer

Nov 06, 2022
Sherman Oaks, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Tools Engineer

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Job Description:

About us  

This is an exceptionally exciting time to be at Activision, a period of phenomenal change and ambition throughout the organization! Activision Central Tech (or "CT") is a global, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting the technological needs of our games. We work alongside Activision studios around the world to build the most compelling entertainment experiences ever seen.  


Your role  

Activision is searching for a Tools Engineer to join its CT group based in Vancouver, Canada. This is a full-time permanent position, learning and working in a friendly and inclusive environment alongside some of the best game creators in the world. You will help us craft the next generation of the massively successful Call of Duty® series of games. 


Responsibilities include: 

  • Architect, refactor, optimize, and maintain tools, pipelines, core systems, and infrastructures. 

  • Develop new world building features, pipelines, and tools in support of large maps with many players. 

  • Improve workflows and iteration times. 

  • What does the future hold for game tech? We need you to help us find out! 



  • A degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.  

  • Proficient in golang or python programming, problem-solving, debugging etc. 

  • 4+ years’ experience working as a golang or python programmer in the game industry or a related field. 


Skills & Attributes 

Our ideal candidate for this role would possess the following skills and attributes: 

  • Experience working on tools, content pipelines, and core engine systems. 

  • Proficient with 3D math including linear algebra, and trigonometry. 

  • Experience with a broad range of systems in shipped games. 

  • Ability to operate within a large, complex, and constantly evolving C++ codebase. 

  • Experience working on multi-platform software projects. 



These are not firm requirements, but we would be especially interested in talking to anyone with: 

  • Qt knowledge and skills. 

  • Experience optimizing tools and pipelines. 

  • Familiarity with modern real-time rendering APIs and architecture. 


What we offer  

  • A friendly, international team of game technology experts ready to guide and support you. 

  • A healthy work-life balance. We create our best work when our free time is valued and respected. 

  • Access to counseling services and mental health support through our wellness programs such as AbleTo and our Employee Assistance Program 

  • 20 days paid vacation, holiday gift days and generous paid parental & family leave. 

  • Top-tier medical insurance coverage for you and your dependents, plus dental. 

  • Pension, extended health cover and life insurance. 

  • Comprehensive relocation support 



We love hearing from anyone who is talented and enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Activision is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ individuals, parents, and people with disabilities to all please feel confident in applying.  

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. Lastly, in your application please feel free to advise which pronouns you use. 

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