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Activision Blizzard plays a centralised 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 and creativity to improve the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB

Your Mission Description

Activision Blizzard is seeking a hard- working DevOps Engineer to join the Data and Analytics team. The team develops, runs, and operates various cloud/on- prem Integration and analytics tools. The DevOps Engineer will be instrumental in maintaining and improving tools, processes and strive to ensure performance and reliability for our systems. The ideal candidate will have a passion for process improvement by crafting and maintaining delivery pipelines that enable our team to deliver more frequent and enhanced features to our users.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with data engineers and BI analysts to design and implement releases, deployment, and configuration tasks.

  • Implement monitoring and alerting solutions to provide insight into application performance and reliability.

  • Proactively identify application scaling issues and collaborate with the infrastructure teams to address them.

  • Own and be the point of contact for troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving production/technical issues.

  • Deploy updates, security patches and fixes to application software as needed.

  • Work on ways to automate and improve release processes.

  • Work with team and manage version control systems.

  • Work with engineers and analysts to migrate existing applications to cloud.

  • Ensure that BI applications are safe and secure.

  • Identifying technical problems and develop software updates and fixes.

  • Build tools to reduce occurrences of errors and improve customer experience.

Player Profile

  • Experience as a DevOps Engineer or similar roles supporting a variety of systems.

  • Working experience in a myriad of databases, including relational and columnar databases eg:- Oracle, BiqQuery etc.

  • Experience with Release Management.

  • Experience with application installations, deploying patches and fixes.

  • Experience Patching/Upgrading BI and ETL tools such as Tableau/Looker/Informatica.

  • Proficient with git and git workflows

  • Strong experience in Unix and Shell Scripting.

  • Strong experience with Python, Java and/or C#.

  • High comfort level understanding fundamental technologies like DNS, Load balancing, SSL, high availability, and general networking practices.

  • Experience with maintenance and administration of Analytics systems. Eg:- Tableau Server, OBIEE etc.

  • Experience with CI/CD to help develop feature and workflow improvements.

  • Experience with Cloud Migrations.

  • Experience working with Jira and Service now ticketing systems.

  • Problem- solving attitude.

  • Highly organised great teammate with the ability to innovate, multi- task and set priorities effectively.

  • Self- starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to interface effectively and decisively with all levels of management, departments, and outside vendors.

Pluses

  • Experience working with and administering Tableau Server.

  • Experience with SAP Data Services ETL tool.

  • Experience working with Python & Java.

  • Experience working in the entertainment or video game industries.

  • Experience with OKTA set up for single sign on login for applications.

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!

Applications need to be in English.
Discover King at careers.king.com

King in Barcelona

“Even if you came to Spain to try and become the next Messi, there may still be a job in Barcelona for you.”

Barcelona is energetic, avant-garde and has the self-confident swagger of an ever-growing city. Our Barcelona Kingdom fills 6 floors in the heart of the 22@ district – a district that’s at the centre of innovation in the city.

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