Programming Intern - Central Technology - Seattle, WA
Seattle , Washington
October 17, 2017
Activision is looking for a summer 2018 student intern with a background in graphics to join a high impact R&D effort from our new Seattle-area offices. You will not only get the opportunity to directly impact our next generation of game titles, you can also help develop cutting-edge technologies for the future. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computer graphics, with an emphasis on practical areas that are applicable to cutting edge video games. The applicant should have experience writing and debugging code in C/C and communicating technical ideas.

Activision favors contributors who thrive in a dynamic environment where priorities shift quickly. The candidate must be a strong analytical thinker who can balance design and operational excellence against new feature development, respond gracefully to changing requirements, and drive a high level of focus with other strong engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A strong background in computer graphics, with an emphasis on practical areas that are relevant to games
  • Strong problem-solving skills even with ambiguous problem definition
  • Analytical decision making: tracking metrics to guide engineering trade-offs
  • Strong technical communication skills, both verbal and written (architecture documents and wiki)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing/reading/writing technical graphics publications, particularly in areas that are relevant to push the state of the art in video games
  • Working knowledge of modern GPU architectures

This position is in Seattle, WA.

Interested candidates, please send code samples along with resume and cover letter.

A little about us:
We are lucky to work in a business where imagination, creativity, and play aren't only encouraged, they're required.

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