We are looking for a talented server engineer, who is excited to architect and implement server technology at a global scale in service of amazing experiences for our players. If you have a passion for game development and want to participate in the future of Blizzard, we would love to hear from you! Our team values creativity, collaboration and a commitment to quality and we are searching for like minded developers to add to our team of talented game makers.
You will help develop new systems and services for our game, coordinating across disciplines with designers and client engineers. In addition to having the usual technical chops, we want to hear from qualified engineers who have an absolute passion for gaming, programming, and finding simple solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate should be excited by the idea of working closely with designers to create compelling and epic features that will keep players engaged for years. We love engineering, geeking out over new technology and helping move the industry forward. Most importantly, we learn, grow, and ultimately enjoy success as a team, overcoming new challenges together.
Collaborate with other engineers to design and implement server architecture
Design and implement server-side components in support of gameplay features
Coordinate with client engineers on gameplay simulation and network efficiency
Design and deliver code that is robust, extensible, flexible and simple to use
Champion Blizzard's core values, especially "Gameplay First"
Minimum of 2+ years of relevant professional experience in software development
Expertise in relevant technologies such as SQL, Cassandra, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
Networking experience in TCP, UDP, and higher level protocols
Ability to communicate effectively with designers and client engineers
Self-motivated and willing to participate in all areas of engineering
Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience
Previous experience shipping and supporting a Live product at global scale
Familiar with security considerations (encryption, denial of service)
Familiar with cloud technologies (virtualization, containers)
Developed software in a cloud hosted environment (AWS, GCP)
iOS and/or Android software development expertise
Linux development experience
Avid mobile gamer
Required Application Materials
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiencesever. Join us!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.