Senior Graphics Software Engineer, Shared Game Engine
Unannounced Project Irvine

How would it feel for your contributions to have a major impact across all game development at Blizzard? This is your chance to find out! Blizzard Entertainment is developing a modern, cross-platform game engine to share across all of Blizzard and power the future of Blizzard games. This new project pushes the bleeding edge of technology both at Blizzard and in the gaming industry as a whole. You’ll join a collaborative team of experienced and highly skilled game developers who will work with game teams across the company to deliver a truly epic game engine. Get in early and help shape the future of gaming. Are you in?

We are looking for an experienced Graphics Engineer to help develop our cross-platform graphics API abstraction which will be used by future Blizzard games. Efficiently utilizing the GPU is the key to bringing the next generation of gaming experiences to our fans. The ideal candidate has broad graphics programming expertise across a variety of platforms and is looking forward to reducing software/driver overhead with the tools provided by modern graphics APIs.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement cross-platform graphics API functionality
  • Maintain code for performance, stability, and error-free operation
  • Identify and resolve issues and discover opportunities for improvement

Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of at least two modern graphics APIs (e.g. DX12, Vulkan, Metal, GNM)
  • Advanced understanding of C / C++
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in programming
  • Experience with shaders and GPU programming
  • Strong passion for cross-platform development
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment and handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Service-oriented attitude with an eye for efficiency and workflow
  • Strong debugging skills

Pluses

  • Experience shipping multiple game titles
  • A degree in computer science, or a related field
  • Console or mobile programming experience 

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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