Tech Lead, Principal I


Irvine, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Oct 1

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Job Title:

Tech Lead, Principal IRequisition ID:

R008674Job Description:

Blizzard's Data Pipeline Team is dedicated to collecting, routing, and enriching all of the data from our games, and supporting systems. Millions of clients are using our telemetry SDK and these clients are sending us in aggregate billions of messages a day. The volume of data collected is increasing by the month as we find creative ways to use our player analytics data to make better entertainment experiences. Our data pipeline is also used to monitor our games in real-time to ensure an excellent in-game experience for our players. Our data pipeline not only empowers our released games, but also is helping support the development of unannounced projects. It's an exciting time to be part of the data organization at Blizzard.

We are looking for a Technical Lead who embodies Blizzard values. A person who is not only interested in data at scale and the challenges it presents, but more importantly deeply cares about their colleagues, and our player base. Someone who can embrace their inner geek, and lead responsibly, while having fun doing it. If you think you would enjoy building relationships with passionate people and guiding our engineers in their career growth this could be a perfect job for you.

Regarding the software engineering aspects of this role, in an effort to grow with our player base, we are looking to hire someone to help lead our teams in scaling our data pipelines to deal with 10x the amount of traffic we are currently dealing with today. This management role would lead our efforts around near real-time processing of metrics, logs, and events. They would also lead efforts and development around core pieces of the greater data platform such as identity, and metadata management.


  • Grow, and Coach an Engineering Team
  • Work harmoniously with Product Team counterparts
  • Collaborate with Stakeholders (Game, Platform, and Infrastructure teams)
  • Organize and contribute to architecture, and engineer conversations


  • Minimum of 7 years of professional software engineering experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of management or lead experience
  • History organizing, working on, and completing large projects
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, a related discipline or equivalent professional experience
  • A strong foundation in highly available distributed systems
  • Experience in scalable storage technologies such as Google BigQuery, ElasticSearch, Hadoop, Cassandra, and Redshift
  • Experience in near real time streaming technologies such as Apache Spark, Google Dataflow, Apache Flink and Kafka Streams


  • Experience using Google Cloud products
  • Familiarity with Microsoft's .Net products
  • Game industry experience
  • Passion for video games, and gaming platforms

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.

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.

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 experiences…ever. Join us

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