Software Engineer Intern, Big Data Platform
Battle.net & Online Products Irvine, California

2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERN, BIG DATA PLATFORM

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2020. 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

The Battle.net Data Team builds and operates a massive Big Data Platform for all of Blizzard Entertainment's games, tools, and operations. As an intern with the Data Team, you will get firsthand experience with one of the world's largest and most robust data pipelines, collecting information worldwide that powers analytics, operations, discovery, and machine learning across Blizzard's products and services. From real-time operational awareness to machine learning systems for epic gameplay experiences- Blizzard is aiming to be a world leader in Big Data.

This position is focused on the development and integration of the Data Platform. You'll help build components that glue the pipeline together and integrate with 3rd party and open source systems such as Kafka, Samza, Spark, and Hadoop. You'll work with a team of engineers to plan, develop, and maintain massively scaled systems that handle billions of messages each day.

If you can imagine yourself in the center of the data revolution at the most epic company ever, and you want to help shape the future of Big Data platforms- this may be the internship for you!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the summer 2020 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2020 – August 2020 or June 2020 – September 2020 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong OOP design foundation
  • Expertise in Java, Scala, or another JVM based language
  • Desire to learn about cloud infrastructure (OpenStack / AWS / GCP / Azure)
  • Desire to learn about data at scale and the problems that come with it
  • An interest in complex systems and their codebase

RECOMMENDED TALENTS

  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience in large scale data processing frameworks (Spark, Hive)
  • Experience with stream processing frameworks (Spark Streaming, Samza)

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion 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 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. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

Please submit your application no later than December 2, 2019.

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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