Game Data Engineer


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Job Title:Game Data EngineerRequisition ID:R001326Job Description:Job Title: Game Data EngineerReporting To: Sr. Director, Global Analytics ProductsDepartment: AnalyticsLocation: Boulder, COYour PlatformActivision Central Tech works to support our development studios and their titles. Comprised of seven main teams, we have many specialties including big 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 talented engineers help with title development and provide valuable knowledge sharing between studios while our researchers are action-oriented 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 MissionActivision’s Global Analytics team is seeking a Game Data Engineer who is comfortable building human-friendly interfaces and possess practical game engineering experience. You’ll work in a team developing the next generation of data-driven game experiences covering everything from the in-game economy to player personalization to game content recommendation systems.Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:* C++ development in Visual Studio on Windows* UI development in game script and Lua* Integrate RESTful backend systems with the game in a thread-safe and secure manner* Implement data-driven game UI to provide a per-player personalized game experience* Collaborate with the team to deliver complex analytics to our portfolio of games with an easy-to-understand UIPlayer Profile* BA/BS degree in a technical field (computer science, math, physics)* 2+ years game engineering experience in C++* Experience with game scripting languages (Lua, Javascript)* Familiarity with relational and non-relational databases (Postgres, Elasticsearch)* Experience with backend application development (Python, Java)* Experience with frontend web application development (Node.js, Javascript, React)* Familiarity with virtualized/containerized environments (EC2, EKS, Docker)Our WorldActivision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world’s largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!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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