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Software Engineering Intern


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Job Description

Software Engineering Intern

Please note that we are currently planning on having our internships in- person. With that said, the safety of our employees is a top priority and we are comfortable transitioning our internship to be 100% virtual if needed. 

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to be 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 two Engineering Interns in our Ads Engineering team, empowering cutting edge mobile advertising technologies to create the next generation of our Ads platform.

Your role with Activision Blizzard Media

We are looking for two highly motivated interns to join our team! If you want to be part of creating amazing user experiences using the latest technologies, then this is the right opportunity for you. 

Depending on the team, you will have the opportunity to take part in the development and maintenance of our systems, understanding business requirements, work on upgrades and integration of new features, work with large datasets and collaborate with other teams.

Skills to create thrills

  • Proven experience in C++, Java, Python or Objective- C
  • Excellent and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and articulate your thought process clearly to team members
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a wider team
  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile methodologies
  • Understanding of code- quality and being able to follow existing code style
  • You should be pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related field - ideally you will be in your penultimate year and due to graduate in 2023

Bonus points

The below skills are also useful, but not mandatory - you have had experience of these in a formal work setting or in your studies so far: 

  • Android or iOS development
  • Cloud development
  • Distributed messaging systems (such as Kafka and RabitMQ)
  • Distributed computing frameworks (such as Apache Spark and Flink)
  • Game development and/or graphical UI development
  • External libraries and package management

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 255 million monthly active users as of Q2 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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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“It’s a bit of a myth that people wear flowers in their hair here, but if you join us in San Francisco, we certainly won’t stop you doing it.”

It’s a small team here on the West Coast, but it’s one that is growing, both for our studio world and also our Advertising business. With its mild climate, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan character, San Francisco is one of North America's most beautiful and exciting cities. You’ll find our studio within striking distance of the AT&T stadium and only a short tram ride away from the heart of the city.

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