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Lead IAM Software Developer

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

Activision, the publisher of the hit Call of Duty franchise, is looking for a skilled software engineer/developer to join our Activision|Blizzard|King (ABK) Information Security team.

At ABK we aim to provide the best user experience and business driven processes to manage our identity data, and the authentication and authorization experience for our users. You’ll be joining a highly technical team who are charged with a mission to design and build an identity and access management (IAM) program that provides identity governance and provisioning services across the breadth of the enterprise via a single unified identity.

You’ll contribute towards that effort by designing, building and maintaining software solutions that standardize, simplify and accelerate the onboarding of internally developed tools to our centralized IAM systems, allowing enhanced identity governance and modern authentication and authorization options. As the lead developer, you’ll work closely with our Principal IAM Architect to understand our program capabilities and strategic direction. You’ll then partner with our development teams to gain a thorough understanding of their requirements and ways of working, before setting about your initial solution design and build.

The ideal candidate will have experience designing and building software solutions from scratch, meticulously gathering requirements from business stakeholders, detailing user stories that ensure clarity of understanding for all parties, and a strong desire to follow iterative development practices.

Priorities can often change in a fast- paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Designing and building software solutions that enable identity and access management functionalities within our internally developed applications, systems and services

  • Partnering with development teams to integrate the solution(s)

  • Supporting development teams with design advice and recommendations on architecting secure software solutions that place identity authentication and authorization at the forefront, and that provide fine grained permission schemes for managing access to data therein

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • A self- starter attitude, able to take direction and execute tasks on your own while working as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Strong desire to learn and deliver meaningful results with a focus on business value/outcomes

  • Extensive technical experience, including designing, programming, deploying and maintaining of software solutions across multiple languages

  • Experience developing software solutions with Java and C++, with a proficiency in modern server- side Java development

  • Experience developing and working with APIs

  • Experience with Docker or other containerization technologies

  • Experience with Git or other version control systems

  • Experience with Cloud technologies: Preferably Google Cloud Platform

  • Experience understanding and distilling complex technical requirements and turning those into architectural designs

  • Experience working with systems integration projects

  • Experience working with Java, XML, SQL, REST APIs, SCIM, JSON

  • Focused on writing high quality code that is easy to maintain and read by others and incorporates secure coding practices

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

  • Willing to travel occasionally

Extra Points

  • BSc in Computer Science, Cyber/Information Security or other related subject area or experience

  • Experience developing and delivering security related solutions

  • Experience working with remote procedure call (RPC) protocols

  • Good understanding of IAM and Information Security best practices

  • Some experience of IAM, SSO, multi- factor and other authentication and authorization technologies, e.g. SAML, OpenID Connect, OAuth, LDAP, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, Kerberos etc

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 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.

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!

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V4P FEB19 014

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