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Software Development Internship-Data

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Job Title: Software Development Internship-Data

Requisition ID: R017309

Job Description:
The Company

Activision Blizzard is the world's largest interactive gaming company and sits at the vibrant intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A beloved and successful entertainment company, we're composed of two main operating units: Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Publishing, and some of the most talented game development studios on the planet, such as Toys for Bob, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Treyarch.

Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We work alongside engineers and creatives at our AAA partner studios and deliver the online and data services required by our massive franchises.

Our success comes from our talented and passionate people. Our work environment is welcoming and collaborative, we deliver on time and at scale.

That sounds amazing, but what kind of impact can I make?

Demonware's data team is responsible for creating the services and infrastructure that ingest the billions of events our games emit each day. At this scale, the challenges we face empower our engineers to flex their creative engineering muscles. When we get things right the analysts, studios and developers that interact with our systems can rapidly go from question to insight without ever having to talk to us.

The Demonware data team also works with studios to model and instrument the things that matter. We work with our customers to ship data forward applications, ensure compliance of data produced and oversee the quality throughout.

Big company challenges, small company culture

We're a technology-driven company who solves tough problems on a day to day basis, and interns have a big impact on what we do . We've had interns own and create key components of our production pipeline, and play a critical role in improving the delivery of data throughout the organization.

We also like to have fun while we're working hard. We dress casually, we have flexible hours, and we have kickass coffee.

The first step of the hiring process is the Data Platform & Services Internship Challenge:

The Role
  • You will be writing data pipeline components in Java/Scala/Python
  • Development of data integration processes using Kubernetes, Kafka, Argo CI/CD, Stream processing and distributed processing engines & frameworks like Apache Spark, Hive, Presto
  • Development of APIs & microservices to access, transform and deliver analytic data
  • Monitoring/tuning performance of the data processing infrastructure
  • Creating tools to automate all the things!

We're open to work terms of 8, 12, or 16 months. Generally, the longer the term is preferred as you get more in-depth experience.

  • Excellent programming skills, preferably in Java
  • Understanding of SQL-based and relational databases
  • A good grasp of fundamental algorithms and data structures
  • Excellent debugging and analytical skills
  • Passion for working with big data technologies
  • Interest in the data creation lifecycle, from 1's and 0's to driving business decisions
  • Can identify complex problems and find simple solutions
  • Can clearly communicate technical concepts in plain English

  • Linux/Unix command line and scripting knowledge
  • Experience with distributed software development (scalability, efficiency)
  • Experience with AWS / GCP Cloud
  • Experience with monitoring/metrics (e.g. ELK stack, DataDog, Prometheus)

We're looking for the same qualities as Joel Spolsky: "smart, and gets things done". For that reason, we welcome your application even if your work experience is limited and you haven't yet built up a mile-long resume.

Please list any additional experience you have with Linux at home, any programming-related hobbies and resulting projects, any interesting school assignments you worked on, any open source involvement and a link to your code repository and/or blog.

  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and drinks from a fully stocked kitchen
  • BBQs and Lunch & Learns
  • City-center office location
  • Vacation allowance
  • Competitive pay
  • Free games

How to Apply

As part of the application process, you will need to complete an online coding challenge . Once you have completed the test, our hiring managers will review your results and your resume, cover letter, and transcripts.

Below you will find a link to the Codility site where the challenge is hosted. You will need a full 135 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete the challenge.

Once you click on the actual test link below you will see the welcome screen which contains an option to "Try demo" button. We recommend that you try the demo on the site before attempting the official test.

You will need to complete the actual test in order for us to review your application.

Data Platform & Services Internship Challenge:

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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply
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