Senior Server Engineer - Hearthstone

Blizzard

Irvine, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Oct 1

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Job Title:

Senior Server Engineer - HearthstoneRequisition ID:

R008294Job Description:

Pull up a chair and join us! Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to join the Hearthstone team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for improving service stability with the goal of providing the best possible experience for our players. Blizzard offers a fun, creative and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with designers, artists and other engineers to support and improve hearthstone’s commerce services and related products, with a focus on reliability and performance.
  • Make improvements to the team’s ability to develop and test shop related products.
  • Document and peer review technical designs and code submissions with other engineers.
  • Support and diagnose emergent issues in a live environment.
  • Design and implement the server-side components of data driven services.
  • Promote Blizzard’s core values.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in software development.
  • Strong understanding of C/C++
  • Experience working in client/server architectures
  • Comfortable maintaining and improving live data driven services.
  • Knowledgeable in distributed systems and networking
  • Familiarity with live game-as-a-service development cycles.
  • Experience implementing and using various metrics-gathering and monitoring tools to support a live service.
  • Self-motivation and willingness to pitch in on any areas of game development.
  • Able to communicate & collaborate effectively with artists, designers, and other disciplines.

Pluses

  • Database experience (Relational or Non-relational)
  • Experience with transaction processing systems
  • Linux development experiences (server applications, gdb debugging, etc).
  • Familiarity with higher level network protocols such as HTTP, SNMP, SMTP and FTP.
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related degree.
  • Familiarity with Hearthstone or other Blizzard Entertainment products.

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