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Principal Security Engineer


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 Principal Security Engineer to join our Activision Blizzard King (ABK) Security Architecture and Engineering team. If you are an avid gamer with a security and systems engineering background, come be a part of our team. The mission of the Principal Security Engineer is to act as a technical leader in the Security Architecture and Engineering organization. They lead by providing expertise, mentoring, and working with teams throughout the company. They help enable teams through: technology integrations, and workflow automations across physical, virtual and cloud computing, pushing process improvements, influencing organization priorities, and tackling special projects.

This role reports into the Senior Director, Security Engineering Operations and maintains strong relationships with all line- of- business technology groups. You will work closely with several key individuals and teams and will be part of a talented team of security engineers and architects who demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security across our enterprise. Qualified candidates will have a background in IT, computer, security systems analysis and engineering.

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

  • Providing leadership and influence across Security and IT programmes
  • Identify gaps in our current processes, workflows and design solutions; and recommend  changes or enhancements as needed to improve efficiency through automation and scalability
  • Stay in sync with Security Engineering and Architecture teams to help the organization deliver its goals
  • Work with other teams to drive new projects, product implementations configuration reviews, ensuring that best practice standards are maintained
  • Function as a Security SME across the Security organization and company wide

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a system engineer, information security engineer, or information security architect
  • Display technical excellence in Cloud Native technologies as well as multidisciplinary capabilities in coding, and networking
  • Be able to map technical controls to the risk they solve and help create business justification for the necessary technical solutions
  • Proficiency in Python, JavaScript or other modern languages, and the ability to understand and modify code written by others.
  • Excellent knowledge of Cloud Platforms like Google Cloud, AWS, Azure
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
  • Ability to problem solve independently and collaborate as a team to solve complex problems in support of the team’s mission
  • Can communicate to senior leaders, provide recommendations, and excels at gaining multi- team alignment
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for foundational security elements including network devices and system- level hardening
  • Hands- on experience in gitOps frameworks using tools like ArgoCD, Jenkins, GitHub, etc; and infrastructure as code such as Terraform
  • Knowledge of containerization software:  Docker, Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with Agile (Scrum or Kanban) and how it’s leveraged for both project and operational work

Extra Points:

  • Excellent knowledge of cloud security best practices and solutions in cloud security posture management and cloud security workload management.
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management frameworks in cloud environments
  • Hands- on experience with serverless functions
  • Hands- on experience with log collection, normalizing, and management; security infrastructure and policies; and risk mitigation
  • Knowledge about the current security threat landscape and common tactics, techniques and procedures used in offensive security
  • Knowledge of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) products.
  • Knowledge of operating systems and database security

*This role is expected to begin and continue as a remote position.*

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under- represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.


We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.


Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!


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 our employees covered!


The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast- paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics

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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