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Principal Architect - Activision Blizzard Media

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross- platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®.

The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

We are seeking a Principal Architect in our Ads Engineering team, empowering cutting edge mobile advertising technologies to create the next generation of our Ads Platform.

Your role within the Kingdom

If you want to create amazing user experiences using the latest technologies, then this is the right job for you.

You're an excellent communicator, happy to work with people from several different business units. You can translate business needs into technical requirements and implementation. We are problem solvers, constantly reviewing how and why we do things and learning from each other. We are experimental, trying out new tech and ideas and willing to take risks to drive the entire industry forward.

We are sociable and fun, and we like to hang out together. We are passionate, some might even say quirky, and while we love what we do, our lives are about more than work. We love games, and are obsessed with creating the best player experience.


  • Help us to build a world class supply side advertising platform with an emphasis on simplicity, scalability, and disaster recovery

  • Architect  major software components, systems, and features by using the right technology stack to solve challenging business goals

  • Provide technical leadership and architectural oversight on complex projects

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to help set and document technical standards

  • Contribute to the evaluation and recommendation of new technologies to increase efficiencies

  • Formulate application architecture strategies with a focus on reusability, total cost of ownership, time- to- market and high availability

  • We love people who are excited to roll- up their sleeves and get involved where needed!

Skills to create thrills:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience, or over 7+  years of relevant work experience with a MS in Computer Science or related technical field

  • Experience in Software Development in one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: C/C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, Go

  • Experience architecting and developing large scale design

  • Experience with diagnosing and troubleshooting performance issues at scale

  • Able to handle multiple projects/priorities at any given time. advertising

  • Prior experience working with teams that are geographically distributed

  • Prior experience in Hadoop, Druid, or Storm applications

  • Prior experience with messaging systems like Kafka, RabitMQ or Kinesis

  • Prior experience with AWS or Google Cloud is a plus

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications needs to be in English.
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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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