Software Engineer Full-time Job1 month ago - Software Engineer - Vancouver - 63 views
Would you be excited about creating reliable and scalable online services and features, to be used by millions of players all around the world?
We are an independently-run part of Activision with a small company feel.
Do you love games, engineering, working with other senior technical staff, and online/multiplayer technology? Then we’d love to hear from you!
You will be a part of our titles department in Demonware and work here in our Vancouver office.
Your mission is to work on delivering large name games titles, leveraging many of the existing technologies created by Demonware and developing new online services and features to support the future of the online gaming market. The development is geared towards low-latency and large-scale distributed systems that can handle millions of concurrently connected users.
Meaning you will have a large impact on the online and multiplayer experience for AAA multiplayer games, including Call of Duty.
Developing custom backend online services and features that are reliable and scale to be used by millions of players all around the world
Own, operate and support the services and features you develop
Working as a partner to game studios, designing online and multiplayer player experiences
Working with game studio engineers to troubleshoot problems with online and multiplayer features
When necessary, travel to game studios to provide on-site design and integration support
Providing technical mentorship to other team members through software engineering best practices
Good understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle including, but not limited to, agile software development methodology (Scrum or Kanban)
Expertise in Python or C++ coding, or skills in a similar language
Experience with databases (ideally MySQL, Cassandra, and redis)
Understanding of networking technologies, e.g. TCP, UDP, security and scalability
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Good communication and customer facing skills
Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent program
Nice to have:
Experience with multi-platform development, including PC, Xbox One, and PS4
Understanding of large scale services (up to millions of concurrent users)
Has initiative, and is able to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision
Enjoys working with other engineers
Willingness to travel for extended visits to game studios
What Demonware Offers:
An excellent salary, with annual performance reviews and discretionary bonuses
5 weeks of vacation, standard
Pension matching and contributions
Top-tier medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
Flexible working practices, based on the belief that the quality of your work is not dependent on the number of hours sitting behind a desk
A culture that emphasizes continual learning and improvement, with opportunities for career progression, travel, and a commitment to open source
Demonware by the numbers:
469+ million gamers
3.2+ million concurrent online gamers
300,000 requests per second at peak
Average query response time of <.02 second
630,000+ metrics a minute
132 billion+ API calls per month
Founded in 1979 as the first independent video game software developer and distributor, the company launched a series of multi-million unit selling titles in the early 1980s for the Atari 2600 including Pitfall, Kaboom! and River Raid. And since then, Activision has created some of the most iconic and memorable game experiences of all time.
Today, the company is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products for various consoles, handheld platforms and the PC. Over the past five years, we have continued to thrive as a leading digital entertainment provider whose games appeal to a variety of gamers.