Associate Engineer - Toys for Bob

Novato California 94949 United States of America
17 days ago


Job Title:

Associate Engineer - Toys for Bob

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Job Description:

Your Platform

Toys for Bob is a band of inventors, makers, and magicians who have been developing whimsical AAA console games for more than 30 years. We play in a former military hangar that’s been converted into a colorful, tiki-themed, dog-friendly paradise just 20 minutes north of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge.

Best known for inventing the “Toys-to-Life” genre with Skylanders® , we are a team of out-of-the-box thinkers who are driven to create memorable new experiences that inspire joy through levity and play. If you love games, are great at what you do and don’t take yourself too seriously, we’d love for you to be part of the family!

Toys for Bob is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at, on Facebook and @ToysForBob on Twitter.

Your Mission

Toy for Bob is looking for a passionate Junior Software Engineer to join our talented team in creating the next generation of award-winning games for console.

Job duties include:

• Develop, modify, and debug gameplay and related engine C/C++ code

• Develop, modify, and debug gameplay code in a scripting language

• Deploys and tests software on PC and 360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4 console platforms

• Document software and features for internal and external engineering teams

• Collaborate with other internal departments (art, design, audio, animation, QA, etc)

• Participates in the design and code review process

• Reports to Gameplay Lead Engineer

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field

• Experience developing software systems for personal or class projects

• Strong understanding of object-oriented programming

• Solid math background

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

• Good communicator that enjoys collaboration with other programmers

• Passion for games

Extra Points

Aptitude for game and system design

• Experience with game development

• Demonstrated ability to write clean, readable, portable, and reliable code

• A threshold of coursework in Computer Science, Math and Engineering

• Strong C/C++ experience

• Experience with scripting languages like Python, C#, Perl, ActionScript, JavaScript or Lua

• Proficiency working with a debugger

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame 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.

Toys for Bob 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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