Technical Lead (Web Full Stack), Desktop Applications
Battle.net & Online Products Irvine, California

We, the engineers of the Battle.net & Online Products Applications Group, are looking for a passionate software engineer to join our Battle.net Desktop Application team. Our team provides the gateway to a vibrant and thriving online gaming community. We put Blizzard’s epic games into the hands of the world’s most passionate and loyal players. We share amazing content immersing players into the rich universes we craft. Together, we deliver Blizzard Entertainment to millions of players across the globe every day.

Our ideal candidate is a strong experienced leader of both people and technology who enjoys teaming up with designers, program managers, and fellow engineers to build intuitive, efficient, maintainable, and highly polished online experiences. Proven ability to lead a team, mentor engineers, and set and drive technical vision are all critical components for the Technical Lead.  Our Battle.net Desktop Application and supporting servers are built using a mix of Javascript using React and/or Vue.js, Java, and C++.

Our Desktop App team develops the Battle.net Desktop Application for both PC and Mac. The Desktop App presents a seamless experience for Blizzard’s products: content about Blizzard games, a portal to the digital store, a hub to update and launch games, and a place where millions of players can socialize with their friends. Our primary mission is to create an entertaining, approachable, and accessible portal to get our players immersed and enjoying Blizzard’s games with their friends as quickly and effortlessly as possible. If that sounds like the quest you’re looking for and if you love leading an incredible team, come join our family!

The Battle.net & Online Products organization is home to 300+ superpowered engineers, program managers, and designers focused on the technology that powers Blizzard Entertainment’s games. Whether you’re playing one of our titles, chatting with friends, browsing our web content or just shopping online, B&OP ensures that our players are immersed in engaging, exciting, and secure experiences.

Requirements

  • Passion for delivering amazing features to millions of players
  • Experience leading successful development teams
  • JavaScript and Java expertise with a minimum of 8 years’ professional experience
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue.js, or Angular
  • Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and DOM
  • Familiarity with HTTP and basic networking concepts
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent experience

Pluses

  • Experience creating and operating high scale web sites
  • Experience with C++ application development
  • Familiarity with security standards
  • Familiarity with Docker, NGINX, or OAuth
  • Experience with public cloud providers and cloud architectural patterns

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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