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Principal Back End Engineer, Ads - Activision Blizzard Media




San Francisco

United States






Permanent | Full Time


Principal Back End Engineer, Ads - Activision Blizzard Media
Activision Blizzard Media is a rapidly growing business built to connect brands with our 350M + global player base across Activision, Blizzard and King.We create premium, innovative advertising experiences for world-class casual mobile games like King's Candy Crush Saga. Looking ahead, we plan to launch advertising across the Activision Blizzard portfolio, including high growth areas like eSports. This is an exciting time to join this growing business.We are hiring a Principal Back End Engineer in our Ads Engineering team, empowering cutting edge mobile advertising technologies to create the next generation of our Ads Platform.

Your role within Activision Blizzard Media

Partner with Architects, Product Managers and other engineers to build one of the world's largest mobile game advertising platforms

Evaluate and choose the right technology stack and build the supply side platform to handle hundreds of thousands of advertising requests per second

Migrate the existing platform to Google Cloud

Own the overall goals of uptime, reliability and scalability of the supply side platform

Genuine interest in mentoring junior engineers

Skills to create thrills

5+ years of experience leading the development of highly performing, highly available and highly reliable production services in Java

Expert knowledge in Java, JMeter and performance engineering

Experience with NoSQL systems e.

g. BigTable, DynamoDB, HBase

Experience with distributed SQL database e.

g. Google Spanner, AWS Aurora

Experience working in a cloud-based environment with Google Cloud Platform or AWS

Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment

BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience in CI/CD, test automation, Jenkins, Gradle and related technologies

Experience with streaming technologies e.

g. Kafka, Kinesis or Flink

Experience with open source technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Google BigQuery

About Activision and Our Family of Brands
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one (or more!) of our games.

We have developed more than 200 fun titles and offer games in over 200 countries and regions. King has game studios in Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, London, Malmö and Stockholm along with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, LA, Malta and New York. King is an independent unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) which acquired King in February 2016.Activision Blizzard is a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, and the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world every day through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King's Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. We've been one of Fortune's \
100 Best Companies To Work For®" for the last four years. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, we have operations throughout the world, and our games are played in 196 countries. More information about our company and products can be found on our website,"

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