Principal Software Engineer, Mobile
Job Title: Principal Software Engineer, Mobile
Department: Mobile Studio
Welcome to Activision Mobile. We’re a new in- house studio, dedicated to developing the best AAA mobile games in the world. Our first project is a new AAA mobile title in the Call of Duty franchise and we’re looking for great talent from mobile, console and PC backgrounds passionate about their work, who share our belief in what AAA experiences on mobile can and should be. We’re incredibly excited to build out our teams and get to work, and invite you to join us in making something special.
Activision Publishing is currently looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join the Mobile Team. We are looking for an individual who has a passion and proven track record for building and launching tools, technologies and games.
You will report into the Senior Technical Director, Mobile who you will work with to ensure implementation aligns with strategy and priorities.
This is a hands- on role, requiring strong software engineering skills. Working as part of an overall engineering team effort, you would be expected to be both hands- on working directly developing and improving game features, tech, tools, workflow and quality initiatives, in addition to playing a role in a longer term technology and capability build- out.
Priorities can often change in a fast- paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Responsible for full feature development lifecycle, from gathering requirements, to scoping, writing technical specifications, development and alignment across the various engineering teams
Design and implement new APIs and systems for accessing the platform infrastructure and functionality
Build and integrate Mobile operational capabilities whether in- house built or off- the- shelf commercial solutions
Collaborate with Operators, Designers and other engineers within the team and Activision global community to develop, implement and refine key systems and tools for various disciplines
Identify risk areas and proactively mitigate by collaborating with other engineers to create and implement automated tests and build tools to improve workflows and productivity for Development and Ops teams.
Provide hands- on engineering leadership by example, offering guidance and mentorship to fellow engineers.
8+ years or more experience in the video games or related industries as an Software Engineer with experience in a management or lead position
Contributed to development and launch of at least one live product on Mobile (iOS and Android)
Experience working with RESTful APIs, JSON, and network protocol design/implementation
An ability to operate within a large, constantly- evolving C++ codebase
Demonstrated ability to write clean, readable, portable, reliable, and optimized code on multi- platform projects
Comfortable working in a very distributed and collaborative team environment across multiple timezones
Excited about learning new technologies and the ability to work independently to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision.
Experience working with Jira, Perforce and Git
It takes the industry’s best talent to make entertainment history, and while we have world- class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a driven and diverse team of people producing greatness together. We’re looking for developers from mobile and PC backgrounds passionate about their work and who believe in realizing the potential of mobile gaming as much as we do.
We’re highly collaborative, relaxed, and deadly serious about creating incredible entertainment for passionate players around the world. We approach mobile development as a craft, and 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 you covered!
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.
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 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 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.
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