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Networking/Systems Intern

11 days ago by Activision

  Sherman Oaks (California), USA

Level: Entry

Contract: Internship

Sectors: IT, Engineering

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Your Mission

  • Work with engineers on one of Activision's award-winning franchises
  • Work closely with a mentor to design, implement, and debug software in C++ and other languages that drive the next generation of game development
  • Expand your skills and learn new technology
  • Spend a summer focusing on a meaningful project that directly impacts game development while having an unparalleled experience
  • Participate in learning and development tech talks to understand how our employees come together to launch AAA games
  • Get to know your fellow interns at your location through various social events

Player Profile

  • Must be continuing education in Fall of 2020 pursuing a bachelors, masters, or PhD
  • Available for a 12-week internship starting late May or late June
  • Passionate about learning what it takes to be a successful engineer in the video game industry
  • A strong desire to innovate on cutting edge network technology 
  • Candidates must apply with a resume and a link to their code samples to be considered

Internship Opportunities & Requirements

Central Technology (Sherman Oaks, CA):

Networking/Systems Programming Intern: Work directly on game development while also heavily focusing on R&D within network and systems engineering projects. Someone in this role will collaborate with various locations around the world to monitor our servers.

  • Working knowledge of C++
  • Experience with network programming (TCP, UDP, security, NAT, etc.), client/server architecture, database development experience
  • Experience with network trace tools such as wireshark
  • Must have working knowledge of 802.11 wireless protocols

High Moon Studios (Carlsbad, CA):

Multiplayer Networking Intern: Work in the team that connects millions of players across the world to unique and meaningful experiences. Networking engineers tackle some of the most technically challenging problems in video game development. Step up to help solve them.    

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C++
  • Proficiency in networking protocols (UDP, TCPIP) strongly desired

Toys for Bob (Novato, CA):

Networking/Systems Intern: Work in the team that connects millions of players across the world to unique and meaningful experiences. Networking engineers tackle some of the most technically challenging problems in video game development. Step up to help solve them.    

  • Experience with full stack web development (HTML, CSS, Java, Python, etc...)

Raven Software (Middleton, WI)

Networking/Systems Intern: Work in the team that connects millions of players across the world to unique and meaningful experiences. Networking engineers tackle some of the most technically challenging problems in video game development. Step up to help solve them.    

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C++ or C# 

Vicarious Visions (Albany, NY):

Networking/Systems Intern: Work in the team that connects millions of players across the world to unique and meaningful experiences. Networking engineers tackle some of the most technically challenging problems in video game development. Step up to help solve them.    

  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably C++ or C# 

Your Platform

Activision is looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 2020 Summer. We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect, and fun. All Activision interns will receive a meaningful project and an unparalleled experience. We’ll provide the tools and resources you need to learn. The challenging and creative work you do throughout your internship will directly impact the game you are contributing on. Internships will be offered at our development studios across the country as well as Activision's corporate headquarters.    

Our World

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision operates at the intersection of technology, entertainment, esports, and consumer products. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games, we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Spyro®, and Sekiro. More information about Activision and its products and services can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

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