Senior Software Engineer, Server

Blizzard

Irvine, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Oct 1

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Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer, ServerRequisition ID:

R006379Job Description:

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.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other engineers to design and implement server architecture
  • Design and implement server-side components in support of gameplay features
  • Architect systems for performance, stability, scalability, and error-free operation
  • 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”

Requirements

  • Strong, proven programming skills (C#, C++, Python, .NET Core, Mono)
  • Minimum of 5+ 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
  • Distributed systems / scalable server architecture experience
  • Developed software in a cloud hosted environment (AWS, GCP)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with designers and client engineers
  • Self-motivated and willing to participate in all areas of engineering

Pluses

  • 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)
  • iOS and/or Android software development expertise
  • Linux development experience
  • Avid mobile gamer

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