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Senior Security DevOps 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 passionate Security DevOps Engineer to join our Activision Blizzard King (ABK) Security Architecture and Engineering function. If you are an avid gamer with a security and systems engineering background, come be a part of our team. The mission of the Security DevOps team is to increase organizational efficiency through technology integrations, and workflow automations, allowing teams to focus on technological innovation and process refinement instead of dealing with highly repetitive activities across physical, virtual and cloud computing. The Sr. Security DevOps Engineer will contribute to the team, mentor and upskill the security engineers; and help define the strategy for supporting the transformation of the whole security department towards a DevOps mindset.

This role reports into the Manager, Security DevOps 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 technical leadership and decision making for aspects of DevOps / DevSecOps / and SecDevOps and across IT programs and solutions

  • Identify gaps in our current processes, workflows and design solutions; and recommend changes or enhancements as needed to improve efficiency through automation and scalability

  • Work with other teams to drive new projects, product implementations configuration reviews, ensuring that best practice standards are maintained

  • Partner with other security teams to guide them through SRE and DevOps best practices.

  • Oversee technology procurement choices for automation systems and system controls in partnership with security architecture

  • Define the GitOps framework for the Security department and provide guidance to other functional areas outside Security

  • Act as a Tech Leader for the Security DevOps team, influencing team’s technical decisions and goals

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a system engineer or information security engineer

  • Display technical excellence in Cloud Native technologies as well as multidisciplinary capabilities in coding, networking, governance, project management, etc.

  • 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

  • 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, DroneCI, GitLab, GitHub, etc; and infrastructure as code such us Terraform or Ansible

  • Knowledge of containerization software: Docker, Kubernetes

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

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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