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Sr. Physics Engineer


Your Mission

Activision is looking for talented Senior Physics Engineers to join our teams between Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software to build out the generation of the Call of Duty engine!

·         Develop, design, modify, optimize and debug physics pipeline and engine systems

·         Deploy, evaluate performance and test software on Xbox One/PS4/Windows platforms

·         Communicate features and collaborate with engineering, design and art teams

·         Participate in the design, performance and code review process

·         Contribute to design and roadmap of industry-leading AAA engine

Player Profile

·         Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Math-related field

·         5+ years of experience working with physics simulation and/or other game-related technologies

·         Passion for physics simulation

·         Strong math skills

·         Knowledge of CPU and memory architectures

·         Familiarity using modern CPU performance analysis tools

·         Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented programming

·         Strong background in C/C++

·         Solid debugging skills including ability to debug at an assembly-level when necessary

·         Good communicator that enjoys collaboration with other programmers, artists and designers

·         Passion for code and data optimization

·         Creative, motivated, focused, passionate, results-oriented

Bonus Points:

·         Experience with game physics APIs (Havok, PhysX, etc.)

·         Background with parallel programming and multi-threaded code

·         Experience with rigid-body dynamics, collision detection, contact/collision resolution

·         Experience with rag-doll technologies

·         Demonstrated ability to write efficient, clean, readable, portable, and reliable code

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Activision has been changing the way people play for the past 40 years—as the leading developer and publisher of video games, our teams have created some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking, and beloved entertainment franchises in the industry. Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing about it is, and they’ll tell you it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance.

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 current portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. A member of the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For®," "World's Best Employers," as well as "Most Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ professionals and once again made Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.  


The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.


Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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