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Blizzard Entertainment Software Engineering Co-Op in Albany, New York

**Team Name:**

Job Title: Software Engineering Co-Op

Requisition ID: R008645

Job Description:
**Software Engineering Co-op - January - August 2021**

**Your Mission**

As a crucial part of the development team, your mission will be to collaborate with team members and others to deliver AAA quality code. In the spirit of inclusion, we encourage all to apply!

The Software Engineer Co-Op is a temporary position limited to college students entering into their junior year of school with a sanctioned co-op program allowing them to work fulltime for at least one semester and the summer. Students entering into a Master program will also be considered. This is a 7-8 month period either Jan-Aug or May-Dec however we can be flexible depending on availability and course work.

**The Quests**

- Implement and debug software that shatters existing limitations and adds new capabilities
- Participate in design and code reviews
- Follow group standards and best practices
- Work under the direction of senior engineers and seek guidance when working in new areas
- Collaborate effectively with other disciplines including art, design and audio
- Document completed designs, tools and code

**Player Profile**

- Currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Master's program in CS, Game Development or related field at a college with a sanctioned co-op program
- Experience developing games for personal or class projects
- Very strong aptitude in C
- Strong aptitude in math and analytical thinking
- A positive attitude and ability to work on a multi-discipline team
- A strong desire to learn and understand the technologies involved in game creation
- A passion for developing high quality games

**Your Platform**

As a game studio that's been around for 3 decades, Vicarious Visions has a vibrantly colorful and prestigiously successful past of guitar-playing, pro-skating, and Wumpa fruit-hoarding. As a new member of the Blizzard family, we also have an exhilarating future ahead of us. We are more excited than ever to join in the making of Blizzard franchises that are known and treasured around the world.

Our studio, located in beautiful upstate New York, provides developers a safe, warm environment to hone their skills and become leaders of their craft. Creativity and innovation are cornerstones of our practice, and we nurture new ideas from all of our people. Crucially, we are a family of uniquely individual voices, and we have fostered a culture of diversity and inclusivity. We thrive on collaboration, respect, and fun. Join us!

Vicarious Visions is wholly owned by Activision Blizzard. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at and @VvisionsStudio on Twitter.

**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.

Vicarious Visions 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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