Software Engineer Intern, Server
Overwatch Irvine

Internship Term: Summer 2019

Associate Software Engineer – Server Intern, Overwatch

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2019. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

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 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.

Our team has an opening for a server programmer intern.  Server programmers on Overwatch cover a large range of skill sets - networking, performance measurement, server stability and uptime, and supporting the live service just to name a few. As an intern, you will be working side by side with members of the team that created the server infrastructure that powers Overwatch.  We have a long list of exciting features and technologies just waiting for someone to work on them - maybe that someone is you! Are you passionate about the improving the quality of matchmaking? Do you love figuring out how to partition load across a distributed system? Do you want to help build the infrastructure for the next great Overwatch feature? As server programmers on Overwatch, we do all these things, and more. Come join us and interact with a welcoming and collaborative group of veteran server programmers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2019 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2019 – August 2019 or June 2019 – September 2019 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Passion for gaming and networked server development
  • Passion for and in-depth knowledge of Overwatch
  • Experience developing and debugging in C/C++
  • Examples of applicable programming projects (personal, school, or professional)

RECOMMENDED TALENTS

  • Majoring in a related field (computer science, computer engineering, data science, etc.)
  • Understanding of networking architectures (client/server, peer-to-peer, shared-nothing)
  • Experience with data analytics/data science

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We’re serious about this – due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.

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.

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!

Submit your application no later than November 30, 2018.

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.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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