Senior Software Engineer, Server
Overwatch Irvine

Members of the Overwatch team are passionate gamers at heart - driven to make the most fun and compelling experiences for our players. We spend our days collaborating and iterating on everything that goes into the game: from placing health packs to dreaming up the craziest “Play of the Game” animations. Our goal is to always surprise and delight our players. We strongly believe in maximum transparency and communication at the team level and with the people who play our game. This philosophy, along with the Blizzard values of “Gameplay First” and “Play Nice, Play Fair,” has made Overwatch one of Blizzard's most successful games, and it has forged a bond of trust with our worldwide player community that is extremely important to us.

We're looking for a Senior Server Engineer that shares our values:

  • We take responsibility for delivering our work.
  • We collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successful.
  • We continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processes.
  • We communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedback.
  • We have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our success.
  • We have passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technology.
Responsibilities
  • Implement server infrastructure changes to support new gameplay features.
  • Work side-by-side with QA, design, production and other specialists to tackle some of our most complex problems
  • Architect features to improve server reliability, performance and uptime
  • Support and improve the live service
  • Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform tasks and maintain a process of technological evolution
  • Implement, maintain, and own infrastructure for the Overwatch franchise
  • Mentor and educate engineers on the team
Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Shipped at least one AAA title as a sever engineer
  • Advanced understanding of C / C++
  • Extensive networking experience
  • Prior development work on distributed systems and client/server architectures
  • Knowledge of network and server security issues
  • Linux / Unix experience
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Self-motivated, strong sense of independence
  • Passion for video games, especially FPS games
Pluses
  • A degree in computer science, or a related field
  • Experience with transaction processing systems
  • Database experience (Relational or NoSQL)
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative DevOps environment
  • Previous experience mentoring software engineers

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!

Blizzard Entertainment 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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