Software Engineer, Graphics-Engine - High Moon Studios
Activision - High Moon Studios
Carlsbad, CA
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 9 August 20217am - 8am PDT
DescriptionJob Description:
Great Games Start with Great People! This is a significant time in our company’s history – and one of the most exciting times to join us! High Moon Studios is currently looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our growing team!

Your Mission:

Develop, design, modify, optimize and debug the Call of Duty engine and related systems (graphics, networking, optimization, physics, animation system, APIs)
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 games
Player Profile:

3+ years of experience working with Computer Graphics and/or other game-related technologies
Experience writing shaders in HLSL, Cg and GLSL
Excellent C/C++ skills
Strong math skills
Comprehensive understanding of CPU, GPU and memory architectures
Comprehensive understanding in parallel and multi-threaded programming
Solid debugging skills including ability to debug at an assembly-level when necessary
Solid code and data optimization skills
Familiarity using modern GPU/CPU performance analysis tools
Good communicator that enjoys collaboration with other programmers, artists and designers
Passion for writing clean and performant code
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Math related field
Bonus Points:

Master’s degree in a graphics related field
Fluent in a modern 3D graphics API (OpenGL, Direct3D, console or mobile equivalent)
Experience with iOS Metal or Vulkan APIs
Familiarity with Physically-Based Rendering/Lighting
Demonstrated ability to write efficient, clean, readable, portable, and reliable code
High Moon Studios

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing for the Call of Duty® franchise, with past development on over 15 titles including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, Bungie’s Destiny 2: Forsaken, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. We employ more than 170 people in Carlsbad, CA, a seaside city in San Diego County.

Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent is comprised of gifted entertainment and technology professionals responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at

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.

High Moon Studios 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.