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Company Name:
Activision Publishing
Santa Monica, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
High School or equivalent

Senior Online Programmer - Central Tech Online

Activision's Central Technology Online group is looking for a Senior Online Programmer. The Central Technology Online group is responsible for supporting, implementing, improving and debugging the online code and infrastructure for Activision/Blizzard's top selling online games. Working in this group will give the candidate an ideal opportunity to have a true impact on multi-million unit selling AAA franchises, and will encompass all elements of multiplayer online games including matchmaking, statistics, anti-cheat, infrastructure design, live operations management, and optimizations.
This position will play a key role in the addition of multiplayer functionality to titles for next generation game systems. As a Senior Online Programmer, this position requires extensive hands on programming on a variety of game related network systems.
Required Experience:
  • 2 to 4 years in a Senior Programmer position on a high profile title or titles for the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4).  
  • Must have shipped at least 1 console title, AAA a plus.
  • Strong understanding of online games, including low-level networking, back-end, and internet connection issues and solutions.
  • Experience dealing with bandwidth and latency issues.
  • Understanding of the implementation requirements of client-server and peer-to-peer networking models.
  • Strong C/C++ software engineering skills. Python a plus.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Experience working with one or more of the following:  Xbox/Windows Live, Sony Playstation Network, Nintendo WiFi Connection, or Steam.
  • Experience implementing networked gameplay, AI, or physics.
  • Data mining experience. 
  • Exceptional 3D Math skills.
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